An Unexpected Event


Pink and blue:

I saw this amazing, beautiful blue-pink-blue sky the other night and raced for my camera. The sky changes so quickly. I have seen an amazing sky over the hills before then waited a few minutes too long–and had it go dark or gray on me. But then it took me a couple days to post this photo because I’ve been so busy.

I have EVEN missed some Daily Farm posts lately. Daily Farm means DAILY farm. This page on my site, above all, is updated DAILY.

Please bear with me.

There are things going on right now and I can’t take pictures.

There are things going on right now and I can’t tell you.

There are things going on and I am sad and happy and worn out and rejuvenated. There are things going on that are unexpected and yet known, unanticipated yet inevitable. Bad yet good. In the end–good.

Please bear with me. For the next weeks, especially, as posting may be even lighter as I complete preparations. I have news and so much to show you and tell you, but I can’t just yet. November will be a wild ride. Please keep coming–because one day, within the next few weeks, I will be able to tell you. And show you. And when it’s all over, I will be back to my regular annoyingly incessant posting schedule. (I promise!)

In every ending is a new beginning. Thank you for being here.


  1. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I’m not sure whether I should be scared or excited, sad or hopeful. I’m going with the excited and hopeful. Whatever is going on, please know that we’re always here, even if I don’t post comments as often as I should. Sending hope, love and positive thought, vibes and prayers to you. I’ll be checking every day, waiting until you can share your news. :hug:

  2. Britishtea says:

    Suzanne, dear, you’re driving me craaaazy.


  3. Blessings says:

    Sending ~~ Peace & Love & Healing & Blessings~~

  4. Darlene says:

    Love your site, Suzanne :hug: I enjoy all the posts, personal and members :wave: Could there be a barn raising going on?

  5. GrammieEarth says:

    Pink and blue…hmmm. Good vibes being sent your way! I’ll be here to read your news when you are ready to share.
    :hug: :heart:

  6. judydee says:

    Still with you, no matter what or how long. Just know your friends are here to help–help console or celebrate–or both!

  7. STracer says:

    OK! So somebody else noticed that sky too. I wasn’t crazy (at that moment) after all. My perspective was a bit different though. I noticed it when I opened the door and the whole world seemed to have gone orange. I went outside and everything was sort of “antiqued” looking. Then after a few minutes I could see blue sky moving in from the west. Really wild looking. FabHub and his brother were in a garage working on a vehicle so didn’t see it, but the dogs and I stood and gazed for a while.
    Can’t wait to see what project you have going on – the most intriguing part is WHY you can’t take pictures. You aren’t usually shy about the in progress photos. Looking forward to the results!

  8. slpuckett52 says:

    Soooo good to hear from you..I was just thinkin’..I wonder if she is ok with so few posts. Glad you can share a little and look forward to hearing all about your adventure. I choose adventure…excitement, anticipation…when your ready to tell..I’m ready to listen. Love your blog!!!!!

  9. MMHoney says:

    My cane is available to protect and support, You are never poor when you have friends…mmhoney

  10. wvhomecanner says:

    MMHoney – :heart: and can I hear an Amen!


  11. CATRAY44 says:

    Blessings to you and yours… We won’t go anywhere!

  12. stacylee says:

    You can handle anything! I can’t wait until you are ready to come back, good luck and god bless.

  13. Bev in CA says:

    Dear Suzanne, No matter what is going on we are right here. Talk about spiking our interest! Lovely evening pic. Prayers and loving thoughts to you and your family.

  14. Andrea.tat says:

    I will keep coming every single day (your site has really made my job more bearable, I take a little morning break to check it every day- it is a mini escape.)

    The anticipation of whatever is going to be revealed is ridiculous though. I can’t wait. I’m always both nervous/excited whenever you mention it.

    Anyway, like everyone says… Prayers,Thoughts,Good Vibes all going your way!

  15. corazon says:

    Could it have been the northern lights? Not sure the date you took that picture but we saw them in Cincinnati.

  16. Ms.Becky says:

    well you’ve set the stage for this exciting news and I don’t mind the wait. whatever you have in store for us, I’m sure it will be worth that wait! your photo is extraordinary!!! :hug:

  17. cabynfevr says:

    judydee pretty much said it all for me 🙂

  18. knititblack says:

    Prayers to you and yours! I’d been wondering why I hadn’t seen as many posts as usual, but now I know! Take your time, we’ll all still be here when you come back. 🙂

  19. mamacarpenter says:

    :snoopy: But i am waiting to hear about Cookie Doe! How is she looking? (I always like someone who makes me feel skinnier!)

    We sure appreciate your pictures…if you lived in Arizona you would see skies like this every day. Our sunsets are spectacular. but then you wouldn’t be snowed in…:)

    Mama Carpenter

  20. shell says:

    I will always visit your site daily, it is so encouraging. Will wait for your exciting news!!! :happyfeet: :happyfeet: :happyfeet: :happyfeet:

  21. NancyL says:

    We will always return! Best wishes on whatever you’re working on/dealing with right now. And, your evening sky is beautiful – I especially love the silhouetted trees.

  22. Blyss says:

    Hugs and mental energy/support coming your way Suzanne. I don’t think you could beat most of us away with a stick. Take your time and do what has to be done. I am sure it will all be worth it in the end! :hug:

  23. Auntie Linda says:

    Here’s hoping for more blue (and pink) skies in your future, and that everything works out for the best.

  24. MousE says:

    Oh I do hope everything is ok, Suzanne! Thinking of you and hoping everything turns out ok….

  25. NakedOnceMore says:

    What is it the song say?

    “Everything unto it’s season . . . something God alone can see.”

    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  26. rainn says:

    U know u are stuck with the majority of ur “chicken sisters” no matter what!! U and your family are in my daily thoughts and prayers Suzanne!! Stay strong-Rain :sheep:

  27. whaledancer says:

    Change can be challenging even when it’s change for the better, as you well know. You’re so used to sharing what’s going on in your life, I imagine it’s almost as hard for you not to post as it is for us to wait to hear. I wish you peace and strength and pink skies as you deal with your current endeavor. We’ll be here when you’re ready.

  28. AnnieB says:

    Hugs kisses and prayers to you Suzanne. You are one strong woman, and whatever is brewing you will handle it with grace. I’ll be here every day!

  29. Kelly in TX says:

    Blessings can come in the most terrifying and exhausting packages, as I’m sure you know. Sounds like a new chapter…sending good vibes your way! :sun:

  30. Susan Knotts says:

    Wow – So mysterious, titillating, and worrisome all at the same time. Sure hoping all is well with everyone and whatever is in the works is happy! I will be watching everyday for the news.

  31. CarrieJ says:

    Are you getting married? Not selling your website??? I hope not!! Umm…writing a CITR related book? Ok, I am out of guesses. I will just check back.

  32. BunnyRuth says:

    However long it takes… we’ll be here when you get back 🙂

  33. Virginia Farmgirl says:

    Don’t worry about us, take care of you. I love to visit everyday and whether or not you’ve posted anything new, I always find something that I haven’t seen yet. I also refer back to favorite posts A LOT! Just made another batch of soap yesterday. Thank you so much for all you have shared and continue to share.
    Wendy :wave:

  34. yvonnem says:

    Ha, I know, your filming a TV show! LOL!!! I really have no idea what’s going on, but I have been concerned about you. Can’t wait to hear the news and am hoping everyone is OK. :heart:

  35. AsTheNight says:

    I noticed. I don’t need an explaination. I’ll be here, among the crowd.

  36. WvSky says:

    You are about to witness the BIGGEST event to ever happen to Chickens In The Road. The result will change forever all aspects of the site (and Suzanne) and will improve to no end… both! :snoopy:

  37. JerseyMom says:

    I figured something was up from your relative silence. I have my guess of course – I expect many do, and there are probably as many guesses as there are readers. Will wait for your reveal to see how close my thoughts come to your reality. Whatever it is, you have the support of the community here. Take the time you need. As Virginia Farmgirl said, when I visit and there isn’t anything ‘new’ I can always find something I haven’t seen or reread some of my favorites. When you are ready to be back daily we will all be glad – but you gotta do what you gotta do first.

  38. Sonia says:

    I am always here through thick and thin, good and bad. That’s what we Chicken Sista’s are here for.. :yes:

  39. Liz says:

    :snuggle: I bet “52” and Suzanne are getting married! :snuggle:

    :snoopy: Oh Happy Day in Every Way! :snoopy:

  40. wanda1950 says:

    I visit you every morning–if I have to miss I feel cranky. Have been wondering if everything was ok with you & yours. Praying for you!

  41. Debbie in PA says:

    Suzanne, whatever it is, I hope it’s ultimately good. I’ve been a reader for years, and have shared all your ups and downs. I’ll say a prayer for you and yours….

  42. Flowerpower says:

    Oh dear I hope it is nothing really bad. :bugeyed: Heck you couldn’t run us off with a shotgun! I am off and on this site several times a day. Internet was down all over town yesterday and I truly didnt know what to do with myself. Whatever your news is…good or bad…we are here for you! :happyflower:

  43. Granny Trace says:

    Thoughts, prayers and blessings!

  44. Cousin Sheryl says:

    Since I have “insider (family)” knowledge, you can trust me when I say that you are going to be BLOWN AWAY with Suzanne’s news when she shares it with you! I can’t wait for all to be revealed. Stay tuned……… :sheepjump: :snoopy: :moo: :woof:

  45. WVgal4ever says:

    I am fairly new here :wave: but LOVE your site – my thoughts and prayers are with you. Can’t wait to hear your news! :happyflower:

  46. Julieanna says:

    Suzanne, we are all behind you :heart: Even if you don’t post everyday (which I do love) I can always find something new here!! :hungry:

  47. Leaves of the fall says:

    Does it have anything to do with the “pink and blue” sky photo reference? hmmmmm Curious minds need to know! Good luck, whatever it is!!

  48. GrammieEarth says:

    Since I have “insider (family)” knowledge, you can trust me when I say that you are going to be BLOWN AWAY with Suzanne’s news when she shares it with you! I can’t wait for all to be revealed. Stay tuned………

    Cousin Sherylisatease!


  49. trudyh says:

    I think 52 is out of the picture and Suzanne is going to be an independent woman.

  50. Liz says:

    ????? BLOWN AWAY <—-Hummmmm, would that have anything to do with
    maybe getting a Huge Wind Powered Generator! Then Suzanne's
    electric bill just might be a tad smaller, that is as soon as it's cost is paid off… maybe some credits for selling the extra watts to the Electric Company???? Just thinking!! ?????????

  51. Leaves of the fall says:

    I know!!!!!!!!!!! She’s setting up a little shed for me to come and live on her property!! Yep, that’s it! :snoopy:

  52. woolylamb says:

    Hang in there S, we are too.

  53. TwistedStitcher says:

    Suzanne is pregnant, she’s marrying 52 and they are going to have their own reality TV show!

  54. Camille says:

    Goodness…I’m almost afraid to say this out-loud but, is it possible that Suzanne may become a “Gramcracker” in a few months? :bugeyed: Such a mystery…can’t wait for the reveal!

  55. yvonnem says:

    Camille, I agree with you. And that’s probably just part of it. I think the original surprise has to do with this website.

  56. Homestead Homemaker says:

    Kinda anxious to hear more, but take your time.

  57. Cousin Sheryl says:

    Thanks, GrammieEarth! I love teasing (a little)! :devil2:

    This snowball is rolling downhill faster than the one on Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote……soon, ALL will be revealed!

    It is sooooooo exciting!

  58. CATRAY44 says:

    Thanks for your posts Sheryl, I was feeling really worried, but your posts give me a sense of excitement and that all is well.

  59. DebbieInMemphis says:

    Patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue…dagnabbit…patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue


  60. Angela P says:

    Whatever is going on Suzanne has our love, support, prayers and positive enrgy flowing her way. This site is more than just a blog, we are an online family. When others hurt, worry or have happy moments we all do too. Praying for Peace, where there is light there is love. Things have an amazing way of working out, all will bee 😉 ok.

  61. tea4too0 says:

    Suzanne, you big tease. You know, I was just reading the comments and the amount of love and caring was spilling out all over my key board, I got misty eyed. I am so gratefull for this site. It makes my day a whole lot brighter. Everyone here is so uplifting it’s hard to be down when reading from everyone. I really enjoy the forum too. So much knowledge in one place. Almost boggles the mind. Ok I am through rambling. Oh, Suzanne, could you possibly give us a hint a day or once a week even? lol. You Rock Girl.

  62. jan n tn says:

    OK, I don’t know which page to log my guess as to what is going on…so here goes. Suzanne has cut her hair for 52 and hers wedding. Bad, good, old, new, inevitable, foreseen, etc. All good!

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