Goodnight Chicks


Goodnight barn.
Goodnight farm.
Goodnight straw beneath our arms.
Goodnight light
that keeps us so warm.

Goodnight dog.
Goodnight frog.
Goodnight cat leaping over a log.
Goodnight hills
all covered with fog.

Goodnight creek.
Goodnight beak.
Goodnight to another week.
Goodnight fluff
grown into feathers, eek!

Goodnight pen.
Goodnight hen.
Goodnight to the other ten.
Goodnight flock
in our safe little den.

Goodnight barn.
Goodnight farm.

Goodnight chicks.


  1. Kim A. says:

    Typical babies: Go, go, go….zonk! Wish I could sleep like that. LOL.

    Chicken house is looking great, btw. (I was out of town, just catching up now.)


  2. Becky says:

    Chicks and goats. Your on your way!
    Do you have a place ready to keep the goat baby when you get one? Will you have a little house for it also?

  3. Sarah in Sanford says:

    I love your version of Goodnight Moon. The second picture of the chicks is so cute. He looked like he was posing for the picture.

  4. Suzanne McMinn says:

    The goats will need an enclosure and a shelter. When 52 finishes the chicken house, he can start on the goat house! I mean, “we”…..

  5. julie says:

    You should think about writing a children’s farm book. (Don’t laugh…I am serious). You take wonderful pictures and you could include them instead of drawings. In the back, you could include information on chickens for the parents. It would be fun!!!
    grace and peace,

  6. Kacey says:

    Ah, Goodnight Moon. Great memories.

    Those chicks are so cute!

  7. Terry says:

    Good Morning Suzanne, I have convinced my landlady,(my daughter and sharer of the duplex) that a few goats would eleminate the need to brush hog the back of our place. It is already fenced with welded wire fence panels and all we need is for her handyman hubby to build a barn for them. Next I am gonna have a moveable chicken enclosure built, it will allow us to move it around the yard so the chickens won’t completly kill the grass. I am excited about all of this and have you to thank, Thank you!!!

  8. MARY says:

    :butterfly: Excellent story!! Thanks to you, my daughter wants a chicken!!!! LOL! Have a great weekend! :treehugger:

  9. Remudamom says:

    I think you are in chicky love! Don’t blame you…wait til you get that baby goat!

  10. Daisy Girl says:

    I am so laughting! I think I read Goodnight Moon every evening for the last 2 years! My kids LOVE that book! Fun post!

  11. Jill S. says:

    My favorite children’s book . . . they are so adorable I don’t know how you get anything done other than look at them.

  12. Robin G. says:



    They’re quite cute.

  13. Shirley says:

    It’s refreshing to see baby chicks. We usually see kittens(thank you chocolatchic for sharing yours) or puppies. But these baby chicks are fun too.

  14. Lisa J says:

    Really cute, at least you can get the chicks to sleep but the real question will be can you keep the rooster asleep past sunrise? Unless you are an early riser yourself, and the kids too. You are sure enjoying them I can tell. Have a nice weekend.

  15. Jennifer Robin says:

    Your chick pics are just adorable. I love the story too!

  16. Jean says:

    Wonderful memories of reading Goodnight Moon to my daughter, my first graders and my granddaughter – and memories of my own WV farm. Loved your poetry and your chicks. Have a wonderful day.

  17. Amy Addison says:

    I love that second picture: she’s looking at you like, “My sibs are so lazy.”

    :rotfl: “We” are going to build the goat enclosure, huh?

  18. Linda~ says:

    As I said before when you were asking for suggestions of what you could do; write children’s books about your animals and the farm. And forget paying someone to illustrate them, just use your pics.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  19. Shimmy Mom says:

    They are still so cute. I love your take on Good Night Moon. Very sweet.

  20. Estella says:

    The chicks are groing sooo fast!

  21. Susan says:

    Your chicks are so cute! :heart:

  22. Brandy says:

    Oh gosh! They look so cute. Like most babies, even cuter when they are asleep! *G*

  23. catslady says:

    I sooooo agree that you should do a children’s book!!!!! That was sooooo adorable!!!!!

  24. Jodie says:

    Good luck with the work on the chicken house this weekend! I mean good luck to 52, 16 and 15 whilst you supervise. I just rediscovered the word “whilst” and was dying to use it. Love the poem and chick pix.

  25. Donna says:

    LOL The Waltons! Goodnight John Boy! LOL Ohhh, they are so sweet. I love thier little faces and seeing them all snuggled together! I can see why you are a writer – I love you you narrate things and crack up when you narrate your children, in pictures of them.

  26. Donna says:

    ugh, that should be “I love HOW you narrate things” LOL

  27. annie disney says:

    One big, collective…..aaahhhh!

  28. annbb says:

    I haven’t read any of the other comments so someone may have already suggested this….


    I most definitely see a children’s book in your future. Seriously, that entire post would be a PERFECT children’s book. And one that parent’s would enjoy too. Do consider it!

    Suzanne….romance writer…..children’s author. :yes:

  29. Traci in GA says:

    The chicks are cuter, of course.
    But the Bug IS cool!
    And I need your cat, our new house has snakes and lizards in the yard!! :cattail:

  30. Kim W says:

    See…just like the other day…ANOTHER future Golden Book classic!! I’m tellin’ ya…if my kiddos were still little, I’d buy these little stories you write…pictures and all!!

    Blessings from Ohio…

  31. SuzieQ says:

    I wish I had little ones to sit on my lap and look at the pictures as I read to them…all mine (even grandbabies) are grown and the dogs just didn’t get it!!

  32. Terry Green says:

    I think my granddaughter Caroline will laugh herself silly with this…thanks for being so REAL.


    MIMI aka Terry

  33. Carole says:

    This is too cute! I am enjoying reading your posts.

  34. Margie says:

    :cattail: I, too, think you should write childens books. My favorite childrens author is Margaret Wise Brown. Actually, I have been told that I and related to her. I think you would be my second favorite. Your blog site is so interesting and I think children would like your pictures of real animals. Keep up the good work.

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