The Graduating Class of August 2009


They worked, they studied, then they partied at prom. They signed each other’s yearbooks. They traded cell phone numbers and email addresses. They hugged and promised to stay in touch, and they pressed their eager beaks against the fencing wire of their chickhoods, and then–then!–they took their first steps into their unfettered futures.
Their coming of age.
Their freedom.
They can drive, vote, fight wars, and sign contracts.
They can marry, divorce, have babies of their own.
They can love, laugh, fly, dream.
Mostly, I hope they dance.
She was voted Most Likely to Succeed.
Prom King.
Prom Queen.
Most Likely to Need Psychological Counseling.
Good luck, Class of August 2009! May the egg be with you!


  1. trish says:

    Adorable Post!! Loved it. Especially King and Queen.

  2. Susanne says:

    I’m laughing so hard here. Thanks for the great way to start my day.

  3. Wheezay says:

    Such a cute and funny story ! :snoopy:

  4. Lynda Dunham-Watkins says:

    Great post! I know you love to make people smile.

  5. CindyP says:

    Congratulations!! Will there be a Kindergarten graduation soon? and are they heading toward the road?

  6. Tovah says:

    Awww, they grow up too fast!:)

  7. Angiw says:

    Oh my gosh, that was so funny! It made my morning, thank you!

  8. Senta Sandberg says:

    You made me smile on my way to work!

  9. Carol Ann says:

    I love your take on the world, Suzanne. You could make a pile of manure sound romantic! Not that chickens are in the same category, but you know what I mean. :wave:

  10. Michelle says:

    Love it! I have a question for you. Any advice/tips on keeping our chickens off the front porch? It can’t be gated and as much as I love my chicks, the pooh is not attractive! Please email me.
    Thanks and love your blog-

    • Suzanne says:

      I don’t know, Michelle. My porch is on the second story, so they don’t come up there. The only thing I can think of is that you may have to screen the porch in! (Not a simple solution…. Maybe someone reading here will have another idea.)

  11. Claudia W says:

    What a beautiful graduating class!

  12. Mary says:

    How funny. Thanks for the laugh.

  13. Fran says:

    Great loooking class! As a city gal, I’m curious – once you let them free, do you have trouble gathering eggs? By the way, grilled corn yesterday according to your instructions and it was the best corn I ever ate!!! I went to the produce stand this morning and got more for tonight!!!

  14. Vera says:

    You are so funny.Loved it :chicken:

  15. Darlene says:

    What a way to start a rainy Monday just before a visit to the dentist. I’ll keep my mind on all your chicks and chuckle along the way 🙂

  16. basicliving says:

    What a cute post! And your chickens are beautiful.

  17. Miss Becky says:

    I LOVE this post Suzanne. What beauties you have. Thanks for the giggles, I needed that. :sun: :sun: :sun:

  18. Bev says:

    One of your best! Very cute.

  19. monica says:

    Too funny! Little N. is only 8, but i might just have to bookmark this when he graduates.

    he has 4 chicken entered at the county fair. They look pretty spiffy compared to some of the other entries–keep your fingers crossed! Nice glossy feathers and FAT! All three hens laid eggs already today and the rooster. . .just as happy could be!

  20. Michelle says:

    This post was SOOOOO cute!!

  21. Donna says:

    MMM MMM MMM I see MANY a good fried chicken dinner! :shimmy:

  22. Estella says:

    Love the post!

  23. .Nancy in Iowa says:

    What a beautiful graduating class – and I love the different gowns!

  24. Kacey says:

    Too funny! I love that photo, about the 7th one with the little one tucked in the grass with the bit of red on his beak. Very cool photo!

  25. Lorena says:

    Very cute chicken photos… I love taking photos of mine, they are such a pleasure to just sit and watch them be. =) :heart: :heart:

  26. Lola-Dawn says:

    Congratulations chickens! Made me think about my own grad just a few … erm … years (not decades) ago. I don’t remember voting ‘most likely to’ over anyone. Hmm. Maybe I missed that. Wonder what my grad class would have voted me as mostly likely to? On second thought maybe I shouldn’t wonder about that! Great chicken pix!

  27. Spruce Hill says:

    I want chickens so badly! They look so grown up I like all of your nominations :chicken:

  28. The Retired One says:

    LOVED this post. Still chuckling…

  29. rainss61 says:

    You are right–I love my chickens scratching around in yard and eating bugs-a little pooh on the porch is even ok-just keep a bucket of water nearby to wash away-my husband does kind of freak at that :purpleflower: :snoopy:

  30. Don Gartman says:

    Who was the commencement speaker and what was the message? Maybe “Keep your head about you when the going gets rough”?

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