I want to tell each and every one of you how thankful I am to you for your willingness to contribute to support this site–and I will, soon. (If you don’t hear from me personally, that means I screwed up and lost your address, so I’m apologizing already just in case.) I also want to thank each of you who left kind words and thoughts. I am humbled by your sweetness, and can only hope that I can live up to your support. I may not be rich in dollars, but I am rich with the blessing of all of you. This site means a lot to me, and to know that it means something to you, too, is amazing. This site is my heart and soul, my family and my farm and my heritage (and for those of you who live in or are from WV, I know it’s your heritage, too, and it is really important to me to honor that and lift up West Virginia to the world for the awesome, yet mostly ignored, place that it is). Thank you, thank you, a thousand times thank you for simply being here! You are what makes this site special.

I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving, and as Coco likes to say, “Don’t forget to take a nap.”


  1. Carolyn A. says:

    Wishing you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving. Say ‘hi’ to Georgia! xxoo

  2. Patty says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your whole family and 52 too! I know you’ll be making wonderful memories of the first holidays in your new home. I hope you all have an amazing day together.

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  4. Crystal says:

    Hi, Suzanne, when I was browsing some rooster pictures tonight, I found your website. I really enjoy the pictures you took and the stories you have with them. Great job. I think I will be regular visitor from now on.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Kathleen in Michigan says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your family. :purr:

  6. Kelly Myers says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Suzanne! Thank you for blessing me each morning with your writing and pictures. Sharing your life has replaced the morning paper with my coffee. Your blog is where my pc takes me first everyday (unless there is urgency in checking winter weather updates).

    Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving day!

  7. Heidi says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you Sue, 52, Princess, The Boys, Coco, Nutmeg, Honey and Clover. I hope you are as blessed today and every day as you have made us by sharing your life with us. 🙂 Its truley a pleasure to come here in the morning and be able to sit and enjoy your writing. Be blessed today –

    Heidi and family

  8. Heidi says:

    OMG I forgot Sparticus – dont tell him – PLEASE DONT TELL HIM – or I will be dead, or at least maimed.. LOL

  9. Charlene Teglia says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Suzanne! Nap sounds wonderful.

  10. Heidi533 says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us. Your blog is something I look forward to every morning when I get up. Thank you for putting yourself here for all of us.

    Enjoy your dinner!

  11. Becky says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Suzanne, to you, your family, 52 and all your little critters!!
    I wish for you a peaceful and relaxing day!!

  12. Kathryn says:

    Happy Thanksgiving right back! I wish I could spend more time here, but life got in the way again. But, I come every morning earlyearlyearly to see what is happening in your corner of heaven. Thank you for my first smiles of the day! These are so appreciated.

  13. Robin G. says:

    Oh, trust me, the nap is SO on the list.

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  14. Abiga/karen says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all in West Virginia from the central Illinois prairie. You inspire us all to try things we might not ever try. Blessings.

  15. CATRAY44 says:

    I am very thankful to the Lord for YOU! May God bless you and all He has given you! You have no idea what a gift you are to so many.

  16. Nancy in Atlanta says:

    And Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! My family is spread far and wide, but I will be with my “other family” – generational friends of 35 years. Voices on the phone are almost as good – have talked to one sister, will talk to my daughter (living in corn in Iowa now) next, and have one sister to go. Coco, I’ll think of you when I nap later, but not too loudly as I’m sure Emma, my calico, will join me. :catmeow:

  17. Kacey says:

    Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving! …and I’m sure I’ll take Coco up on her suggestion of a nap…

  18. Amy says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Suzanne!

  19. mirela says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family!

  20. Claudia W. says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Suzanne, family and friends. I hope yours is wonderful…how can it be otherwise? You are surrounded by all that awesome beauty and bounty there! I wish you the best today and always!

  21. jean says:

    Enjoy the day and relax with your family.

  22. Donna says:

    Ohhh, who couldn’t love that little sweet Coco face!!!! :mrgreen: Happy Thanksgiving Suzanne to you and family and to everyone here!!
    I am so blessed by your site, Suzanne – the wonderful things you share with us, from precious farm critters, to how to make wonderful pie crust (mine turned out beautiful, thanks to you!!) and other fabulous recipes, for your humor and well, I could list a PAGE here..but for all the wonderful things you do, for US…thank you and God bless your family! :mrgreen:

  23. Tori Lennox says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Suzanne!!!

  24. Winifred says:

    Have a lovely holiday.

    West Virginia certainly looks lovely. Why is it ignored?

    Didn’t John Denver call it “Almost Heaven” in Country Roads?

  25. Susan says:

    There are a lot of things in my life I’m thankful for and you, my friend, are most definitely one of them! Happy Thanksgiving!

  26. TeresaH says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  27. catslady says:

    It’s over and I’m exhausted but it was a wonderful day! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving!

  28. ruby55 says:

    Bought your newest book Wednesday. I’m also taking Coco’s advice a lot–too much, I’d say. I wish I could do with fewer naps.

    I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving feast. Knowing what a great cook you are I wish I could have been an invisible(?) guest. LOL

    I know things are always hopping around your place. I’m still trying to get sorted out from my latest move Sept 9-25. Yep, that’s how long the actual move took–never mind setting up everything again. I came across most of the books of yours that I have. Do you still have contests so that I might get the rest of them?

    Cheers and best wishes.

  29. Kim W says:

    Hope you had an AWESOME Thanksgiving!! I’m grateful for your fun blog. You are charming, insightful, educational and just plain fun! You are regular part of my mornings and, thanks for being there. :typing:

    Now…go have some left-overs! :hungry:

    Blessings from Ohio…

  30. Stephanie says:

    A little late, but still heartfelt – Happy Thanksgiving & thank you… Thank you for helping me rememeber to be proud of my heritage and my family… And for inspiring me to reach out to my family to learn more about our traditions and ways… Hugs to you and yours for the holiday season.

  31. MARY says:

    :treehugger: You are most welcome, girlfriend!!!!!!! :butterfly:

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