The Christmas Queen


Every year, Clover likes to dress up at Christmastime, put on a festive tableau, and make a holiday address. Sometimes she’s a little reluctant to participate, but I know she doesn’t mean it. She loves to be the center of attention. Don’t you, Clover?



Get back here!

It’s time for your FESTIVE TABLEAU and your HOLIDAY ADDRESS!

Clover: “Be not so stupid, Woman.”

“I can’t address my people until I’m on my throne.”

“We wish you a Merry Christmas from Stringtown Rising Farm!”

P.S. And that is the royal we.


  1. Nic, SD says:

    3rd picture down? Morgan is positioned just so, and I was actually wondering if that was someone in a donkey mask or what. And then I saw the foot sticking out of the back!
    I actually have not had any nog. Yet.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. IowaCowgirl says:

    Ah, and Merry Christmas to you and the caprine royalty at Stringtown.

  3. Nona says:

    :snoopy: A Merry Merry Christmas! :snoopy:

  4. irishhillstrish says:

    It’s ” as quiet as a mouse ” here. My cup of coffee in hand, and I still want to check my favorite place to be in the morning ( with the cast and characters of CITR!). Merry Christmas to you and yours, Suzanne and thank you for the myriad of ways you’ve blessed all of us this year. T’would be a sad world, indeed, without the fun, trials and tribs you choose to share with all of us!
    From our house to yours-
    Patty aka Irishhillstrish

  5. judydee says:

    Merry Christmas and Peace to all.

  6. Carmen C. says:

    Merry Christmas to you too, Clover is BEAutiful!!!!!

  7. Susan Reynolds says:

    Merry Christmas Suzanne! Thank you so much for making my day so many times during this past year. I absolutely love Chickens in the Road and find myself getting so excited, just wondering what little nugget of delight that I am going to find when I open up your pages. Thank you Clover for getting all dressed up and getting on your throne to wish us a Merry Christmas!

  8. proudmary says:

    :snuggle: Merry Christmas to everyone. :wave:

  9. Bev in CA says:

    Here I am before the house is astir, excited in anticipation to see Clover! Not even a cup of coffee in hand. Wonderful and so sets the tone for the rest of the day. Merry Christmas to all!

  10. ann says:

    Merry Christmas to all.
    Clover you Rock the Santa Suit<3

  11. texwisgirl says:

    Clover, the lovely queen, and her minions. 🙂 Thanks for making me laugh!

  12. Leah says:

    Merry Christmas again haha! I am thankful for the day I stumbled upon CITR. I have enjoyed the journey since :happyfeet: and made many BCF’s including you! :heart:

  13. Teri says:

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for that Christmas laugh! I had to call my husband in to look at Clover too! May you and your family have a very blessed Christmas and a wonderful new year on farm!!!

  14. SophannE says:

    My favorite part? The little jingly bell hanging from the crown.

    I hope your holidays are as happy as your blog makes me!

  15. Grammy Jam says:

    Merry Christmas to you Suzanne and to all of the ChickensintheRoadies!!

  16. Ramona says:

    Merry Christmas All. Thanks for adding to my every day wake up wit your website. Can’t start my day without coffee and you and all the friends that add encouragement. It would make this widowed lady a lot lonlier without all of you. Happy New Year.
    Bless you all.
    Ramona, A MN Mom, & Grandma. :sheep:

  17. Darlene says:

    Christmas just wouldn’t be christmas without a helping of Clover!
    Merry Christmas!

  18. claudia w says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your cast of Royals! Thank you so much for all you do for us throughout the year.

  19. trish c says:

    A wonderful story and a good laugh. Great way to start Christmas.
    Thank you so much for being here everyday Suzanne. I never miss your blog either. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  20. SarahGrace says:

    Thanks for making me giggle! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  21. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    Merry Christmas from our rainy house in Florida to your snowy house in West Virginia!!!!

    Hope the New Year brings continued success for you, and good health, happiness and peace to those you love.

  22. Louise says:

    Merry Christmas to all at Stingtown Rising farm.!!! We have snow in Huntsville, Alabama; about 3 inches and still falling. A real white Christmas.

  23. The Olde Bagg says:

    Motherhood has really improved Clover’s sense of self….she is of course now the Queen Mum. :happybutterfly: And we should all be aware of that fact….tee hee.

  24. catslady says:

    Happy Holidays everyone!

  25. Rose H says:

    A little late in the day but wishing you a Merry Christmas too! :grinch: :reindeer:

  26. Jane says:

    Looks like you had to take a LOT of shots to get it, but that last one is priceless! Love this:)

  27. Journey11 says:

    I just want to hug that goat!

    Merry Christmas!

  28. Jessica says:

    Merry Christmas!
    Clover, you’re so cute all dressed up!

  29. Becky says:

    Merry Christmas, Suzanne!!

  30. farmershae says:

    Merry Christmas! Hugs to all of you – 2 and 4 legged!! :sheep:

  31. Linda Zoldoske says:

    Ha! Ha! Enjoyed that! Also loved the kids posing for their Christmas picture yesterday!

  32. kerri says:

    Love that queenly smile on Her Majesty’s face 🙂
    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas, Suzanne, as we celebrate the birth of God’s Son.
    And a very merry Christmas to Clover and the CITR gang! :sheepjump:
    Thanks for all you share. It’s a delight to ‘know’ you :hug:

  33. Chris says:

    Merry Christmas to all there!! Thanks for sharing this royal Christmas picture with all of us – do you think she is impressed by all this attention??!! :reindeer:

  34. lavenderblue says:

    Merry (belated) Christmas! And many, many thanks for all that you and yours do to keep us so entertained.

  35. Jill and George on Birchbark Farm says:

    Suzanne and Clover, you have us howling over here in MI. We have a goat dairy ourselves, and know well how uncooperative goats can be. They won’t do anything that wasn’t their idea or which doesn’t involve tasty bits. Affectionate, intelligent, beautiful, productive, fun-loving…yessirree. Cooperative for someone else’s benefit or entertainment…rarely. Thanks for the fun pix and perfect story line.

  36. Darlene in North Ga says:

    “Why does that strange lady with the good stuff to eat put this weird stuff on you?”
    “Are you going somewhere?”
    “Are we going too?”

  37. Ramona says:

    Too funny! Clover is so cute in her XMAS clothes.

  38. Granny Trace says:


  39. Correen says:

    We sure are blessed with the bestest animals on the planet! [running out to the barn to catch a chicken to dress for Valentine’s Day :)]

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