Santa Calf Is Coming to Town


MORGAN! It’s time for our annual festive holiday tableau, Assistant!
Hmph. (Some people don’t appreciate the honor of assistantship bestowed upon them.) Let’s GO, Morgan!

She’s making a list.
She’s checking it twice.
She’s gonna find out who’s naughty and nice.
Santa Calf is coming to town!
Dumplin: “I don’t want to go to town!”
“I just want to go to mommy!”
Come on, Dumplin. This is a big job. A starring role. It’s been handed to you this year. Make the most of it! You’re a star! Or a starlet! It’s your BIG BREAK!
“You’re not eating me after this, Lady!!”

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Sassafras Farm!

P.S. No calves were harmed in the making of this festive holiday tableau.


  1. willsahna says:

    Congrats on another tableau accomplished! I must admit I’m already having a hard time reading the calf posts and thinking about her eventual demise.

  2. Mandys says:

    Aw so cute! I have to admit I’m in the same boat as willsahna. I’m getting so damn attached!

  3. quietstorm says:

    Merry Christmas Suzanne!!!

  4. Mim says:

    Merry Christmas to all…. :pawprint:

  5. LisaAJB says:

    Love this! Merry Christmas Suzanne! Thanks for brightening my day each time you post.

  6. morningstar says:

    That is just so very sweet, I love it as do my family xxx Happy Christmas to you all xxx

  7. lattelady says:

    Great picture. You are getting attached to her. :snoopy:

  8. Sheila Z says:

    Merry Christmas!

    Vegetarian future anyone?

  9. alba says:

    I Love her… :hug: Merry Christmas to All.

  10. wildcat says:

    Merry Christmas, everybody!!! :hug:

  11. lavenderblue says:

    That calf ain’t goin’ nowhere! LOL!

    Merry Christmas everyone!

  12. woolylamb says:

    Hahahahahahahaha! Merry Christmas! :cowsleep:

  13. bumblebee says:

    Merry Christmas to all of you. Hugs to you and wishing you much happiness today. :snoopy: I LOVE your blog and look forward to it each day. I am SO addicted! :snoopy: Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your day.

  14. djbrown says:

    Merry Christmas! Burger or not she sure is cute right now! And what is Morgan reading? I need another book.

  15. Ronni says:

    Such a wonderful Christmas Calf ! First you named her then you made her a STAR , as she said in the last photo she has earned her right to stay around ! This is going to be a wonderful ongoing story of Dumpling , she is such a wonderful Christmas Gift ! Merry Christmas to all you call home Sassafras Farm !

  16. cabynfevr says:

    I was thinking the same thing Dumplin’!! A calf in a Santa hat can NOT be eaten! Oh the horrors! Merry Christmas Suzanne to you and all of your family, two and four legged :moo:

  17. California Paintbrush says:

    Have a Moooooie Christmas!! :moo:

  18. PattiLynn says:

    Merry Christmas to evbody down on the farm!!

    Suzanne, lovely tableau! Morgan looked so comfy…

  19. emmachisett says:

    “You’re not eating me after this, Lady”….Amen. She’s a keeper! Happy Holidays to all at Sassafras Farm…you make my day with every post, Suzanne. Bless you.

  20. Darlene in North GA says:

    lol. Great pics – as always. Merry Christmas to everyone on Sassafras Farm!

  21. Daajzia says:

    Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones is a awesome book, the second one to it is pretty good too. Sorry I couldn’t help but notice she was reading it! Dogsbody is another awesome book by her too! Hope she enjoys it,

  22. yvonnem says:

    :snowman: Merry Christmas! :reindeer:

  23. whaledancer says:

    Merry Christmas to you and the whole menagerie.

    (I notice that Dumpling isn’t wearing a halter yet.)

  24. dl30f0dls says:

    Merry Christmas, Suzanne. Thank you so much for Chickens In the Road! I look forward every day to seeing what new adventures and experiences you have to share.

  25. Country Blossom says:

    That is what I thought! You can’t eat her after dressing her up for Christmas!! Hahahahaha …..
    Merry Christmas!!!!

  26. Sally May says:

    Merry Christmas, and yes, as soon as I saw a hat on that baby, I knew she’ll probably stay.

    I also wanted to ask about Howl’s Moving Castle! Can Morgan please post about it to her blog? Anyone who loves Darcy and Lizzie clearly has reliable taste.

    By the way, that last photo looks like the makings of an irresistible Christmas card. Enjoy the remaining holidays!

  27. steakandeggs says:

    Now I have heard of dressing out a calf, but you really have a whole new meaning to dressing a calf. So doggone adorable. That last picture is so cute I laugh every time I look at it.
    Merry Christmas, Suzanna and Morgan.

  28. hawkswench says:

    Merry Christmas, Suzanne and to all of your readers.

  29. UlrikeDG says:

    Dumpling looks delicious!

  30. jodiezoeller says:

    Clover (god rest her soul) is smiling down on you saying Woman you’ve got a new model but she’s not as good as me!!!

  31. pugwaggin says:

    Dumpling is an adorable Santa! I hope you have been spared the heavy snowfall. Here in Chesapeake we have had heavy rain. be safe.

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