All Prettied Up


We’re all prettied up and cleaned up, or at least as prettied up and cleaned up as a farm full of poop gets. Artists Kelly and Linda even washed Chloe last night. Check out the sheep looking on as if they’re scared they’re next. Chloe had tangled with a skunk, so she was rather stinky. I’ve brought almost all the animals in from the pastures up and around the barnyard to make a little petting zoo for the party today. It was super fun chasing Glory Bee up and down the road last night. The access roads are between the cow pasture and the barnyards, so I can’t connect them up, which means moving animals outside fencing. I’m always reminded of how glad I am that I fenced in the house yard and put gates at the drive. I got BP on a lead and “trusted” Glory Bee to follow, which she did–right up till I put BP in the gate at the back barnyard, then Glory Bee decided to start playing with me and she wouldn’t go in the back barnyard gate. The horses were in there, too, so I couldn’t leave the gate hanging wide open, which made it more difficult. When she headed for the road, I nixed her fun by tempting her up the driveway, through the wide open gates at the entrance, then slammed the gates behind her. Ha. Once I can get an animal in the yard with the gates shut, there’s plenty of leisure time to eventually route them into the front barnyard.

Party today! If you’re coming, see you here! If you’re not, I promise lots of pictures later.


  1. Mandys says:

    I’m so jealous. You and everyone who is going is going to have so much fun! I wish I could be there. I’d love to see your farm and meet your animals some day. It’s a bit far to travel from Australia though 😛

  2. STracer says:

    I just hope GB didn’t leave any “lawn bombs” behind. LOL

  3. Old Geezer says:

    What, no tomato juice?

  4. SarahGrace says:

    Tell everyone “hello” for me! I wish we could be there, but we’re in Ripley all weekend long for the dance recital. If anyone wants to come, there’s another showing tomorrow at 2:30 ($10 a ticket). It’s not just a recital, but a major show. It runs about 3 hours long and is very well done! Have fun at the party!!

  5. BrownSheep says:

    Are cattle guards a possibility on your road? :cowsleep:

  6. Dumbcatluvr says:

    :wave: :shimmy: :happyflower: :snoopy: Can you tell I’m excited? I’m coming to your farm today with my son, daughter in law,and grandbaby/great grandbaby!She’s bringing vanilla wafers for Clover and family> :happyfeet:

  7. Pete says:

    And a very good time was had by all, as nearly as I could tell. Not even sure that everyone will admit just how much fun that they had!

    And Coco smelled good – would never have known a thing about a skunk had it not been posted here!

  8. yvonnem says:

    Yes, Pete, it was a very good time! And it was so nice talking with you. And it was great to see the farm and the animals in person, and of course, to meet Suzanne. Kelly and Linda are doing a great job on the studio walls. Good food too. My mom, sis and I enjoyed it very much.

    I hope a lot of money was collected for HOP.

    Thanks again Suzanne!

  9. joykenn says:

    Suzanne–what a lot of work to open the farm for the HOP benefit! When I get ready for a party I always find that I get a lot of little things done that “I’ve been meaning to get to that”. Company seems to up the energy available. LOL!

    I think it is marvelous that you are throwing the benefit for HOP. What a nice way to give back to the community and to help a very worthy cause. Lets hope you raise lots of money to take car of those abandoned and/or abused animals.

  10. Murphala says:

    Thought about you all day, all having fun in WV yesterday! I was with you in spirit! :heart: Someday I’ll get to see Sassafras Farm for myself.

  11. wvhomecanner says:

    It was fun! I think we needed nametags though! I missed who was who so I don’t know who I saw! LOL


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