The Big Giveaway


UPDATE: This giveaway is closed to entry. The winning comment number is #26, ticka1.

coverfinalsm2My book will be on bookstore shelves everywhere in EIGHT DAYS! I’m so excited, nervous, scared, excited. It will actually be available on Kindle and Nook TOMORROW, though I would encourage you to consider purchasing it in hardcover. I’m a Kindle lover myself, but there are certain books that are worth buying in print, and I like to think this is one. Along with the story of my wild journey, the book includes full color photographs, recipes, and crafts, and if you pre-order, you don’t have to wait for the 15th to receive the print book either. It will be shipping this week.

I really appreciate pre-orders, and I want to give a gift back to those of you who help me with that. The reason pre-orders are important is because pre-order numbers drive distribution. The publishing world has changed so much, and it’s not easy to convince booksellers to stock very many copies of a given book. If pre-order numbers are high, booksellers feel much more comfortable ordering extra copies for their stores.

This is the ONE giveaway I’m going to be holding here on my blog, so I wanted to make it a biggie! And I’m going to leave it open for two days. Here’s what the winner will receive:

One signed copy of the book, one jar of my homemade Whiskey-Raisin Apple Butter, two skeins of yarn from my sheep (1 skein from Crazy, 1 skein from Minniebelle), one homemade container candle (vanilla hazelnut), and two bars of homemade soap (lavender and lemon). It’s like receiving my farm in a box! (Prize value is $75.)

In order to qualify to win, you must tell me you’ve pre-ordered the book (either ebook or print)–if you’ve pre-ordered already, that works! You’re already good to go! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, pre-order now. The winner will receive my big gift package–including the gift of a book. Since you’ve pre-ordered your own copy, that means you can in turn give a gift to someone on your gift list with an extra copy you win. Christmas is coming up and my book would make a great present! Plus you receive a prize package of extra goodies just for you.

The prize package:

Meanwhile, here’s a recap of everything that’s happening. You can see me in the October issue of Elle Magazine (page 292), on stands now. You’ll also be able to find me in the November issue (on stands soon) of O Magazine. And I’ll be featured in the Charleston Daily Mail this Wednesday, October 9. For those of you not in this area, the article will also appear online.

You can also see me on the blog of my good friend, writer Jill Shalvis, today here where I am giving away a book from my backlist. (NOT the new book, a book from my romance backlist.)

And please follow me on Facebook: Chickens in the Road on Facebook

You can get a sneak peek of the first chapter free here: Get the first chapter!

And here’s the video book trailer.

Order Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor now!

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Remember, for a chance to win: Leave a comment on this post telling me you’ve pre-ordered the book. Entry is on the honor system. One winner will be drawn by random comment number (using to receive the prize package including one signed copy of my book, one jar of apple butter, two skeins of yarn from my sheep, one homemade container candle, and two bars of homemade soap. (Value: $75.) Eligible entry cut-off is midnight Eastern (U.S.) time tomorrow tonight (October 8). The winner will be contacted by email and this post will be updated with the winner as soon as they are confirmed. If your name is drawn, please be prepared to respond to my email within 24 hours or your prize will be forfeit and I will have to re-draw. Thank you for helping me with pre-orders!

UPDATE: This giveaway is closed to entry. The winning comment number is #26, ticka1.


  1. Wendy says:

    I can’t wait for my Nook copy of the book….I pre-ordered when it was 1st available…. but a signed copy would be awesome….

  2. merng says:

    I’ve preorderd and I’m really looking forward to it! :snoopy:

  3. Janine E says:

    I don’t want to be in the prize draw as shipping to the UK would be too much, but yes I’ve pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to get it! thank you for sharing your life with us

  4. cabynfevr says:

    My husband preordered mine for me so I hope that counts! Wasn’t that nice of him? “I really need this book, you need to order it, ok. Did you order the book? Yes. Are you sure you ordered the book? Yes. Cause if you didn’t, I’m going to. Ok. Are you SURE you ordered it? YES!!! Lol I would love one for my daughter though!

  5. dorothy20 says:

    of course I pre-ordered!!! can’t wait and thanks for your website.

  6. Aspen says:

    I just pre-ordered the hard copy! I often buy for my Kindle, but this looks like a book that needs to be read in a traditional format. Can’t wait to see the lovely photos and read your story! :snoopy:

  7. Barbara Jones says:

    I just pre-ordered the book and am excited about your upcoming giveaway! The book is a special birthday present – for me! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. cat3466 says:

    Preordered for my kindle! Can’t wait to read!Been following
    Your adventures for a while and you have inspired me to
    Try new things.Thank you!

  9. prvrbs31gal says:

    I preordered back in MAY along with “Fresh Eggs Daily” by local girl Lisa Steele. They both come out on the SAME DAY and I’ve been anxiously waiting!!!!

  10. stitchtallyvic says:

    So looking forward too reading this book..would love to be lucky and win a signed copy and some of your homemade goodness,cheers Vickie :sheepjump:

  11. mommy6_1 says:

    I preordered:)

  12. Goldenval says:

    I pre-ordered on Sept. 5….and I am anxiously waiting for my copy. Thank you, thank you.

  13. lauren says:

    I’ve preordered it for my iPad but would love a hard copy πŸ™‚

  14. caprilis says:

    I’ve been watching the mailbox for my pre-ordered copy!

  15. gingergoat says:

    I. Pre-ordered in March. I really need the extra book to send to my sister. I’m eagerly awaiting my copy from Amazon.

  16. [email protected] says:

    I preordered back in August and am excited that it will be here soon.

  17. JK Newsome says:

    Pre ordered today, Shared on Face book and at least one of my friends did too……… far πŸ™‚

  18. CrisGee says:

    Wow, this is a great contest. Any one of these would be a great gift! Your blog and life have been so inspirational! Congratulations!

  19. abbygirl says:

    I pre-ordered and I can’t for the book!

  20. mamajoseph says:

    I pre-ordered yesterday, as soon as I read the 1st chapter! I would love to have a hard copy, PLUS all those goodies, to share with my mom.

  21. twylab says:

    I’ve pre-ordered and can’t wait to read you book. Thanks for sharing your life, truly an inspiration to me.

  22. Jeepgirl says:

    I pre-ordered your book in March, as soon as we were able to..I haven’t read the 1st chapter yet, waiting to have the book in my hands. Can’t wait!

  23. Momma411 says:

    I just pre-ordered. Looking forward to reading it on vacation!

  24. oneoldgoat says:

    I pre-ordered your book back in March, I think! I’d love to win this gift! Beth

  25. ticka1 says:

    i preordered through amazon. great prize package

  26. Nadeanne says:

    I pre-ordered!!

  27. cindyinohio says:

    Already pre-ordered.
    Cannot wait!!

  28. boydsbearcatlover says:

    My daughter pre-ordered for me from Amazon as soon as you were able to pre-order.Can’t wait to read the book!

  29. Cheesemaker Gayle says:

    Just the nudge I needed to pre-order. It is done and I’m sure I will love your book as much or more than I enjoy your blog. Thanks much!

  30. Faith says:

    I preordered a couple weeks ago, and I can’t wait for the book to arrive!!! I would love, love, LOVE this giveaway!! (Sharing on FB too!)

  31. JudyT says:

    I pre-ordered my copy, so please enter me in this AWESOME giveaway. Do you sell your yarns anywhere?

  32. brookdale says:

    Pre-ordered way back on April 6 at Amazon. Anxiously awaiting to receive it in the next week or so. Would really love to win another one to give to my daughter.

  33. quietstorm says:

    Already pre-ordered a few weeks back…..I cant wait!!!! I feel like a little kid at Christmas!!! I’m so glad they are shipping early!!! :snoopy:

  34. Heidi533 says:

    I have preordered, but so far I have not gotten the confirmation in my email. If it doesn’t show up for some reason, will a screen capture of my order page showing the date I ordered it work as proof? I’d love to enter and win. πŸ™‚

  35. MsJanJ says:

    Oh Suzanne, my dearest just pre-ordered mine as a SWEETEST DAY GIFT which was MY request in lieu of flowers or candy. I so love your work and admire all that you do. Your life on the farm reminds me of the stories my grandma use to tell me of how she use to talk to her animals and of all the hard work that went into daily life. Her explanation was that it truly was not work, it was good-clean living. A bit of toil makes the soul strong and viable. You are a very strong lady and I admire you, just like my grandma was, you are a survivor of the rough times that make for good times. Please enter my name in your contest!!! No matter what the end result is for all of us, WE are already a winner waiting on our prize, PRE-ORDERED.

  36. Heidi533 says:

    Yay! Thank you Suzanne. πŸ™‚ Please enter me in the drawing.

  37. dalewestfallsgrandaughter says:

    I pre-ordered back in March! I would love a signed copy, though.

  38. Knotmom says:

    Just the kick in the pants I needed, pre-ordered and anxiously waiting. A book with recipes will be great …. my computer is too far from the kitchen, much running back and forth making your many recipes. (Yes, I could print them but I end up losing the single piece of paper afterwards anyway!) πŸ˜•

  39. Ilovetoreadbooks says:

    Yes, I pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to receive it. The 15th is my birthday so hope that brings YOU good luck! Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring to our lives.

  40. doodlebugroad says:

    Preordered the day I heard it was possible. Anxiously awaiting delivery – like a birth!

  41. Agnes from Land o Lakes says:

    Your book is ordered (can’t wait!) and an extra book would make a PERFECT Christmas present for my sister. She lived on a small farm for years and was market master for a farmers market in Moline, Illinois. She and her husband have been operating a small resort in Wisconsin Dells for the past 16 years and I know she’d love reading about your adventures in farming. Thank you!

  42. liquidstar says:

    I’ve pre-ordered the book!

  43. pensiero says:

    Pre-ordered two today! One for keeping and one for giving!

  44. Shire Girl says:

    I pre-ordered just now! Thanks for explaining that – I had no idea pre-orders mattered so much. Good luck!

  45. Clarissa says:

    I pre-ordered last month and was told that I will receive my kindle edition tomorrow! πŸ˜€

  46. [email protected] says:

    I’m ordering today so I believe that counts. I read the first chapter and that was the reason I think I need this book. Besides, I’ve been a faithful member for a long time and so that justifies me buying this book.

    Love you Suzanne!


  47. harmanygirl says:

    Pre-ordered for my Kindle! THRILLED to know that I will have it to read while taking a trip next week! Would still love a signed copy to share with friends! :snuggle:

  48. mommaoftwo says:

    pre-ordered! Wow I must have made this comment account 4+ yrs ago, now I have 5 kids lol

  49. awmccloskey says:

    Oh Suzanne, ordered your book and can’t wait for that package. Love your stories and envy your lifestyle.

  50. ladybird_1959 says:

    Yep, I pre-ordered. Can’t wait to receive it. I started reading the first chapter online. Good luck! I hope the orders go well beyond your expectations!

  51. purpleritty says:

    wow cant wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love your site woot woot

  52. BAfarmer says:

    I’ve had mine pre-ordered since my birthday in August! Can’t wait!

  53. Jackie Satterfield says:

    I pre-ordered. I also had to do a screen shot. πŸ™

  54. momtoadiva says:

    It was pre-ordered for me by my hubby! I would love a copy for my Mom though! I’m so excited!!!

  55. Pat says:

    I pre-ordered a printed copy of your book. This is one book that I want to hold in my hands and enjoy, not just read on my Nook. Can’t wait!
    Pat in Eastern NC

  56. foofeee says:

    :woof: I just pre-ordered the book over the weekend!

  57. hannah says:

    I pre-order a month ago. I check everyday just to see if I got the book sooner then expected. Hehe
    I’m very excited for you. :duck:

  58. [email protected] says:

    Congrats! Suzanne! I’ve followed you for years and enjoy your blog greatly. I pre-ordered your book from Amazon in September, and hope to win one to share with a friend. Keep up the good work! Regards, Joy

  59. dancemom80 says:

    I pre-ordered from Amazon. I think my order was one of the first as I “stalked” Amazon daily to be sure I didn’t miss it! I am eagerly looking forward to my copy being in my hands! I’ve told all my friends that this is a “do not miss” book. Linda :cowsleep:

  60. CritterKids says:

    I’ve ordered mine – Congrats to You!

  61. shirley T says:

    Yes, I pre-ordered back in the summer. I would love to get a signed one, then I could give one to my daughter, who told me she would love to have one. :ladybug:

  62. daria says:

    I preordered, too, from Amazon, in hardcover. This is one of those books I want gracing my shelves, not hiding in my Kindle. I am so looking forward to reading it!

  63. bssievert says:

    I have pre-ordered your book. Every time I read about your daily adventures I get homesick. I’m from Bluefield, WV, and I speak your language fluently, English being my second language.

  64. grdnnfari says:

    I just pre-ordered a hard copy and cant wait to get it. Would love to win all the goodies and a signed copy but will be just as excited just to get the book & get to reading. You sound delightful :sun: and I look forward to reading about all your adventures! Good luck on your pre-sales!

  65. Jane L says:

    Yes! Pre-ordered as a hardback from the first time it was available, cancelled it and ordered it in Kindle format (because you had left a comment stating it was available on Kindle NOW – which was a big fat lie;) but now I think I will re-order as a hardback. I just can’t wait!

  66. Luv2Quilt says:

    I wouldn’t miss it. I preordered mine. After reading the first chapter I can’t wait for the book.


  67. [email protected] says:

    i have preordered your book. looking forward to reading it.

  68. jeri starcher says:

    I pre-ordered my book from Barnes & Noble last month. Am so excited to read it. I tell people about your blog all the time and about you being in Hobby Farms mag. Proud that you are living in the same county that I grew up in. Spencer was a great town to have my childhood.


  69. denisestone says:

    Hi Suzanne!

    Can’t wait for your book. It has been pre-ordered on Amazon.


  70. jmac says:

    Pre-ordered! Sure has been fun following your adventures so I’m looking forward to the arrival of your book!

  71. LeslieC says:

    I ordered as soon as you said we could. Can’t wait ’til it’s here. I rdered the Kindle, would love to have a hard copy.

  72. Hlhohnholz says:

    I preordered as soon as you announced it. πŸ™‚

  73. mintamichelle says:

    So Exicited for you!

    Please include me, I am pre-ordered!

    MintaMichelle :happyflower:

  74. 5kathleen2 says:

    I pre ordered last month on Amazon. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks! :snoopy:
    Kathleen H

  75. sekinkead says:

    I pre-ordered as soon as you told us about it! I would love to win this bundle.

  76. BrownsFan says:

    Hi Suzanne! I pre-ordered the book last week after I read the first chapter in the newsletter. Had been planning on doing it, but couldn’t decide between the hard copy and kindle version. I ordered the hard copy so I could get it signed some day when I meet you!

  77. pglidden says:

    I never pre-order books but this one is worth it. I’ve got it pre-ordered as of this morning! My proof is: order number: 103-3740435-3631453. :heart:

  78. OhioSunnyDay says:

    Preordered on Amazon! Can’t wait for it!

  79. nursemary says:

    I pre-ordered five copies from Amazon on August 22, 2013. One is for me and the others for a giveaway on my blog. Good luck Suzanne!

  80. Farrah says:

    I just pre-ordered on BN! :shimmy:

  81. liz2 says:

    I preordered a hard copy from Amazon weeks ago. Looking forward to reading it.

  82. Picklepie103 says:

    Pre-ordered it a few weeks ago and am waiting impatiently for it to arrive! Can’t wait to read it!

  83. JerseyMom says:

    Pre-ordered mine on Friday night πŸ˜€ Really looking forward to the read!

  84. jannyreinhardt says:

    I preordered … pick me! pick me! pick me!

  85. Suekov says:

    After reading the first chapter I preordered. Tomorrow I’ll receive my Kindle version and continue reading. Looking forward to it.

  86. Jane L says:

    No worries Suzanne, I was joshing with ya – I am sure the confusion was mine.. it usually is!

  87. Peculiar Cat Mama says:

    I pre-ordered almost immediately – says:
    Delivery Estimate Monday, October 21, 2013 – Friday, October 25, 2013 by 8:00pm Chickens in the Road: An Adventure in Ordinary Splendor
    McMinn, Suzanne
    Sold by LLC
    Can’t wait! ;>)

  88. leagardens says:

    I ordered two (2) copies back in March, one for me and one is a gift for a good friend. Now I have a new daughter-in-law that could use one. Wish we could get you out here to Powell’s Books in Oregon-this book is so us! Chickens are very popular in the city, one neighbor has ducks and two houses nearby have goats.

  89. dixie428 says:

    I pre-ordered a couple of weeks ago and I just can’t wait to get it. Today is a perfect day to snuggle up on the couch and get lost in your book with all this rain we are getting!

  90. AnnieB says:

    Yes! I have pre-ordered your book and can’t wait to receive it! Thanks for the great giveaway offer, and count me in!

  91. primenumbergirl says:

    I pre-ordered a hardcover. Good luck with boosting your distribution!

  92. CD says:

    I pre-ordered your book for my kindle & can’t wait to read it!

  93. PolloLocoHomestead says:

    I have pre-ordered your book through Amazon!!! I second the request for a visit to Powell’s here in Portland Oregon, would love to meet you there! You have been an inspiration to me and my little urban farm over the years. ~mel

  94. Ramona Slocum says:

    I have pre-ordered. I would love another one with you signing it, and all the other goodies. I am so excited to start reading it.
    MN Mona

  95. leannbarga says:

    I pre-ordered this from Amazon! πŸ™‚

  96. SumrBreeze says:

    I pre-ordered a bound copy from Amazon! Can’t wait πŸ˜€

  97. Grammy Jam says:

    Suzanne, I just wanted to say congratulations on everything you have achieved! You are such an inspiration to me, and I love watching you go through your journey. I also love seeing that you seem to be in a wonderful place in your life right now and that is quite an inspiration to me these days.

    I did not pre-order your book because right now I am unemployed and I don’t have a penny to spare, hopefully one of these days!

  98. mfish says:

    I have preordered the book, one copy for me and one for my dear sister in law who is from the south and will love it.

    You bring smiles to my 78 y.o. eyes every morning with your delightful mix of fun, humor, and farm wisdom, gained through seat-of-the-pants learning!

    Best, Margaret
    Bend, Oregon

  99. charlie says:

    Preordered on Aug. 27, Amazon says I will get it on the 15th. Can hardly wait! Hope I win your generous giveaway of farm goodies.

  100. JanaBelle says:

    I pre-ordered AGES ago, back when it first became available to pre-order. I’m really looking forward to reading it. πŸ™‚

  101. milesawayfarm says:

    Very excited to read the book (just preordered) and have lots of friends I could gift a copy to. But I’m even more excited about possibly winning the yard. Oh how I covet that yarn!


  102. beckyb says:

    I pre-ordered weeks ago and anxiously await the delivery! I’d love to win the book and all the goodies…..especially Minnie Belle’s yarn…I thought she was the most beautiful lamb I ever saw.

  103. Jeannette says:

    I preordered in early September!

  104. laurie hamar says:

    Pre-ordered from Amazon weeks ago, so excited for you. I would love to be able to give a copy to my sister-in-law as well. Almost feels like a friend is getting published!


    I’ve preordered this book for myself…early birthday gift to myself….can’t wait till I receive it…Then I’ll curl up in the hay in my barn and…read…I live just outside of Spencer, WV and I love the rural farm life….hard work..and fresh air….

  106. jodiezoeller says:

    Its been pre-ordered on Amazon for quite awhile! Read the 1st chapter ready to read the rest.

  107. KLabmom says:

    I pre-ordered! Thank you for the chance to win such a lovely bunch of prizes!

  108. knititblack says:

    I pre-ordered from Barnes & Noble! Alas, mine won’t be showing up till the end of October, because I pre-ordered another book with a later release date at the same time and they’re shipping them together. But I pre-ordered it! I can’t wait!

  109. Karo says:

    I pre-ordered several weeks ago!

  110. melonhead says:

    I have pre-ordered the book on Amazon. Can’t wait.

  111. Inatizzy says:

    Yes, I have pre-ordered and I can’t wait for my copy! I am a crochet-a-holic (and quilter) so the yarn in your giveaway would be happily crafted. Thanks for the chance-Liz

  112. lisaluann says:

    I’ve preordered and am anxiously waiting! Found you while researching homemade cheese and I’ve been hooked ever since!

  113. OhioDonna says:

    I pre-ordered a Kindle version via Amazon months ago! Absolutely cannot wait!

  114. got-2-race says:

    I pre-ordered the Nook copy of the book. I can’t wait to read it.

  115. Karo says:

    Suzanne, after posting above I realized that I don’t think you have my current email address. I tried clicking on the “Edit My Profile” button but it isn’t working. I also tried “Site Admin” without luck. How do I change my email?

  116. Robin says:

    I ordered the hard copy over the week-end for a birthday present for myself. Finally , a birthday present I can be excited about !! Right after I ordered , I thought , I should have ordered one for my Mom and one for my brother. I know they’d both enjoy the good read !

  117. kgl1234 says:

    Already preordered through Amazon Kindle. Already read your first chapter and looking for more! Thanks, Suzanne!

  118. francico says:

    I pre-ordered as soon as you told us. Have been an avid follower since the beginning. Keep up the good work.

  119. LisaAJB says:

    Oh yes I preordered! And I can’t wait forit to arrive!

  120. DebbieM says:

    Pre-ordered from local bookstore-Books a Million. I read the first chapter on line and can’t wait for the rest! Thanks for the chance to win a piece of the farm-love it!

  121. bonni long says:

    I pre-ordered the book and can’t wait for it to arrive!
    bonni long

  122. kbiberstine says:

    I pre-ordered through Amazon last month. Can’t wait to get it!

  123. bonita says:

    preordered March 24th At that time Amazon claimed the copies (2) would arrive about Oct 8. Now the delivery date is ~10/16 (day after my bday). I will be perched, like a vulture, on the parapet of my building waiting for FedEx.

  124. bonita says:

    . . . I’m hoping the delay is due to the need for an increased first printing run…

  125. Dawn says:

    my copy is pre ordered – some time ago – I don’t use credit cards so… a friend ordered it in my name with her card. ( nice to have friends like that – she knows she’ll get the money – she knows where I live!) in any case, I can’t wait to get it and I would totally love to get the prize pack. I would love to come to the farm for your classes but my disability makes car travel very painful and you are many, many hours away so its just not possible but having some of your home made things would be as close as I could get to being there.

    also when I clicked on the trailer I realized, I have been reading your blog for years – soon after you started it in fact but never knew what your voice sounded like. It was so wonderful to hear you speak. AS someone who seldom manages to leave the house my visits with you and your family (2 and 4 footed) brighten the days for me – thank you – db

  126. Minna says:

    I just pre-ordered your book from a Finnish bookstore! :snoopy:

  127. beforethedawn says:

    I just pre-ordered a hard copy on Amazon. πŸ™‚ Also bought a dough-whisk, been needing one since reading about one here.

  128. harriedhomemaker says:

    Hi, Suzanne. I read the first chapter of your book via the newsletter and loved it! I have pre-ordered a hard copy via Amazon.

  129. Marilee G says:

    I preordered two copies- one for me and one for my sister! Am looking forward to its arrival.

  130. yvonnem says:

    I pre-ordered months ago! Would love to win the signed copy and the rest of the goodies!

  131. GrammieEarth says:

    Whew, took me many tries to log in but it finally took! :snoopy: I pre ordered way back when…March 14 according to my confirmation from Amazon. Wish I didn’t have to wait until November for delivery to Canada!

  132. DebbieInMemphis says:

    I’ve pre-ordered a hard copy from Amazon. Can hardly wait!!

  133. debbifav says:

    I pre-ordered. I’m looking forward to getting it!

  134. chickencoopmusic says:

    I have pre-ordered…….cant wait to have a good read…..Im already so inspired…. :chicken:
    would l o v e to win!

  135. hdavenbux says:

    I pre-ordered in April and I CANNOT WAIT to get the book. Tracking says delivery will be on the 16th. I have the 17 & 18 blocked off for me time and this book!

  136. [email protected] says:

    I just discovered your blog earlier this year, and I love it! I’ve been living vicariously thru you ever since. I pre-ordered a copy of your book thru Amazon back in May! Can’t wait to get my copy.

  137. invirginia says:

    I just placed my pre-order! Can’t wait! :snoopy:

  138. Augustlace says:

    I pre-ordered 4 Copy’s on Amazon on September 5th. One for My MOM and 1 Each for my 2 Sisters, and one for Me! :snoopy: The Read of the 1st Chapter was an Awesome Read! Could not stop reading! My Sister told me about Your blog a few Years ago! I have loved reading and following Your Move from one Farm to another. The recipes are Awesome too! How nice of You to give away such a nice package! Maybe one day I will make the trip to take in A Class preferably :woof: how to make soap! You are a great Writer and Thanks for Sharing with ALL. Would be Awesome to Win!

  139. Donna says:

    I’ve preordered your book and would love to be able to share a copy with a friend!

    Donna :clover:

  140. ddlapew says:

    Pre-ordered via Amazon. Looking forward to it muchly.

  141. MrsHall says:

    I’m so excited to get my preordered copy! I’ve read the sneak peek chapter at least a dozen times! I started reading your blog a few years ago while I was living in Alaska. You inspired me to move to Virginia last year and I just got my first 5 chickens two months ago. I’m waiting not so patiently for my copy to arrive!

  142. MrsMac says:

    I ordered it the first day that it was available and am waiting in anticepation for it.

  143. Rox says:

    I was one of the early pre-orders I ordered on March 28, 2013 I am waiting for my copy, but a signed one would be even better! Hope I win

  144. holstein woman says:

    I pre-ordered, it was so long ago I have a hard time remembering when, BUT I know I did.

  145. So.ILgal says:

    I pre-ordered the book in February. Thanks for the chance to win πŸ™‚

  146. jeninid says:

    I pre-ordered the Kindle book Feb 21 from Amazon and I’m dying here waiting these last weeks! It would be awesome to get a bunch of goodies *and* a signed book. I wish I had ordered a bound copy!

  147. epclinton says:

    I pre-ordered MONTHS ago, and can’t believe it’s almost here. I loved the first chapter, you are such a gifted writer I felt like I was listening to a friend. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us.

  148. mamorga10 says:

    I have previously ordered the book and can’t wait! I’m a knitter and would love to win!

  149. Fran says:

    I have pre ordered for my I pad…but to win a hard copy would be fantastic! I want to live your life…your writing reminds me so much of growing up in West Virginia and makes me so homesick for the mountains!

  150. cloudriders says:

    Yes! I have preordered your book and can’ wait for it to arrive. I’ve been following your blog from the beginning and this is the first time I’ve commented. Love your writing.

  151. Joell says:

    :happyflower: :happyflower: :happyflower: :happyflower: :happyflower:
    I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon back in April— as soon as it was available. I am so excited and looking forward to receiving it.

  152. PaulaA says:

    But I didn’t want to pre-order! I wanted to give my husband a chance to get me a really awesome Christmas present!! But your explanation of how important it is, and this chance at the BIG PRIZE made me change my mind. Pre ordered from Amazon. And yes, DO come to Powell’s in Portland, I bet you would make a small fortune here in the PNW! :moo:

  153. Esor says:

    I pre ordered from Amazon. But I’d love a chance to have an autographed copy.

    I’m going to be checking my Amazon account to see when the book ships. I am so excited!

  154. WildTrails says:

    Yep, pre-ordered through Amazon on September 1. Can hardly wait to get it any day now. Wishing you super sales for a long time. πŸ˜€

  155. Auntie Linda says:

    Pre-ordered as a birthday present to myself (10/12 is my BD). Should be here by the 15th! Totally looking forward to it!. Thanks for sharing your life with us……

  156. dxehmnbrd says:

    I pre-ordered my kindle copy on august 28. Can hardly wait for it to finally be available.


  157. Heather says:

    I pre-ordered from Amazon! Love CITR and soooo looking forward to reading your book! :snoopy:

  158. Sharon Gosney says:

    I just pre-ordered my copy along with a knitting book on socks from Amazon and the estimated delivery date is Oct. 24- 31. So excited I can’t wait. By the way mine is a hard copy πŸ˜€

  159. nanaK says:

    We ordered the Hard Copy of your book,(a must for me …the pictures alone will be a treasure, to be saved.) I believe the order was placed at the beginning of September. Anxiously awaiting delivery.
    Wishing you much success in this and every new endeavor.

  160. chicki says:

    Just pre-ordered the hardcopy from Amazon. I buy most Kindle editions these days but I think I want to hold this one :heart:

    [email protected]

  161. sheilatrader says:

    I pre-ordered my hard cover. Can’t wait to read it!

  162. 4jsMOM says:

    Suzanne, I was really anxious, because I pre-ordered my printed copy of your book on March 15. Can’t wait to finally have it to read. Thanks for sharing your life with us, on your blog and now in your book.

  163. lucysmom says:

    I pre-ordered the print copy. Love your blog!

  164. spatdi says:

    I preordered a hard copy August 27th via
    Supposed to be delivered on the 15th!
    I can’t wait!!!! :snoopy:

  165. Viola says:

    preorder done and now impatiently waiting at the mailbox

  166. Blyss says:

    Preordered months and months ago… can’t wait!

  167. CrookedYellowHouse says:

    Just pre-ordered! So looking forward to getting the real hardback book and reading your story!

  168. sdsue says:

    I pre-ordered my kindle copy on April 4, 2013. I CAN HARDLY WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW! I am excited and hurrying up tonight to finish my library book on kindle so I can sit and SPEND THE WHOLE DAY TOMORROW reading your book when it downloads to my kindle!!!!! :sheep:

  169. CindiMyers says:

    I ordered the print copy a couple of weeks ago. I can’t wait to read it!

  170. Erin F says:

    My mom preordered mine as a Christmas gift! I cannot wait to read it, especially after reading your teaser chapter today. I’ve been a reader for so long!!!

  171. brnidgrl says:

    Pre-ordered weeks ago. Can’t wait for mine to arrive, but would love to win one for a friend.

  172. Marge_in_Michigan says:

    I pre-ordered a week ago and can hardly wait for your book to get here, Suzanne. I just finished reading Chapter 1 and loved it.

  173. MaryZ says:
    I pre-ordered. It’s due out on Apple ibooks tomorrow!!!! Can’t wait!

  174. MaryZ says:

    I pre-ordered. It’s due out on Apple ibooks tomorrow!!!! Can’t wait!

  175. Mickie says:

    I pre-ordered to download to Kindle, can’t wait to receive it! Thanks for a chance to win your goodies. Love reading your blog and can’t wait to read your book!

  176. ElizaRed says:

    Book is pre-ordered and ready to download on my Nook . McDonald’s has WiFi (for downloading your book to Nook) so I may spend the day there reading after spending the morning at the dentist tomorrow. Would be great to have a hard copy to give to my son….he has esp. enjoyed reading your stories/showing your pics/videos of animals to my grandchildren.

  177. margiesbooboo says:

    Suzanne, I pre-ordered my copy weeks & weeks ago! Can’t wait!

    Margie Rusnak

  178. Rusty Shoes says:

    I just preordered your book. I look forward to reading your blog every day.

  179. lilbird says:

    I pre-ordered when it was first available. πŸ™‚ I’m very much looking forward to it!

  180. Birdi says:

    I pre-ordered on amazon too long ago….the suspense is killing me. How much longer now?

  181. Bonny says:

    Already pre-ordered. I can’t wait to read the book. You are an inspiration to me and others. I love your writing here on the blog. I’m sure the book is going to be just as great!

  182. Taryn says:

    Already pre-ordered, and can’t wait to get it!

  183. joeyfulnoise says:

    I ordered mine in March…………received notice it was delayed a week or so. Waiting anxiously for it to arrive – I am thinking it should be soon!

  184. Dana says:

    I am just like you…can’t handle winter driving. I drive one mile an hour. Scream. Kids think I’m nuts. Am the known Jeep in town that even the Cops honk at me and pass. Can’t give me a ticket when I am driving the speed limit. My Maggie is just like your Morgan. And I have hooded eyelids too. That BUG me. I love my chickens and ducks and goats. I did pre order with huge trouble but I finally did! From Canada! Awaiting my hard copy too…you are amazing. I want your strength. I wish I was closer. Would take your workshops. Would rid myself of idiotic men that I seem to attract…and give all my heart and soul too….that let me down. You are my example of there is hope. You so deserve this! Hugs. :chicken:
    Dana Mama

  185. Journey11 says:

    I pre-ordered a hardcopy from Amazon, although I’d love to have a signed copy (fingers crossed :happyfeet: ). Can’t wait to read it!

  186. Annie51 says:

    I am a first time visitor,and I PRE-ORDERED the book tonight on the spot. Fingers cross!!! Congratulations on your book!

  187. JAnne says:

    Have read your blog for several years and really enjoy it. It’s the first site I go to after turning on my computer each morning!

    I have pre-ordered from Amazon and am looking forward to getting my copy any day now.

  188. Beverly Rogers says:

    Pre-ordered your book yesterday and looking forward to receiving it. Read your blog regularly and find your life choices fascinating, interesting and brave. Much happiness to you and your family.

  189. MelKilMD says:

    I pre-ordered my copy from Amazon way back in April!


  190. mhaz says:

    I preordered please enter me in your giveaway

  191. nosnowtn says:

    Thanks Suzanne. I pre-ordered from my local book store. only one more week to go! What a lovely package. I’m a spinner and knitter, and I so want to squish all that yarn!

  192. Jakiepoo says:

    : :sheepjump:

  193. Debbie in PA says:

    I pre-ordered early! I am looking forward to reading your book, even though I have been here since the slanted little house days. :wave:

  194. Virginia Farmgirl says:

    Yeah! Look at all these preorders! You go girl!! I pre ordered two copies at the first chance and can’t wait to get my hands on them! Thanks again for all you give to us!

  195. Jakiepoo says:

    :sheepjump: I pre-ordered my Kindle book some time ago. I just got it today . I will start reading it this afternoon. I can hardly wait.I read your post daily.

  196. MousE says:

    I pre ordered! And I can’t wait!

  197. anghaley says:

    I pre-Ordered mine on, Yay, a while back. Order placed on March 17, 2013

    Order Details | Invoice
    Order #00*-*******-********
    Recipient Angelina Haley
    Total $**.**
    Can’t wait, would love to be in the drawing!! :wave:

  198. Lisa Lawson says:

    I have preordered and can’t wait! I am Sheila Trader’s sister, we’ve met at Soggy Bottom Farm. Good luck with the book!

  199. Nharah says:

    I preordered on March 4th! and :snoopy: Amazon tells me that my copy will be delivered Wednesday, October 16, 2013 by 8:00pm!

    Love to be in the drawing!

  200. Leesa says:

    I already pre ordered my book from Amazon a while back, and would love a second copy since I really don’t anticipate wanting to loan this one out any time soon πŸ™‚

  201. EasternKYDeb says:

    I’ve been checking for my copy in the mailbox since October 1…I pre-ordered a long time ago!

  202. lattelady says:

    Ordered for my Nook. πŸ™‚

  203. kato70 says:

    I pre-ordered! I’m soooo excited to hunker down in the first Utah snowstorm with my fire, your book, and a big mug o’ hot buttered rum!! AND perhaps…..knit me up something cool with your wool!! πŸ™‚

  204. Peach says:

    Just ordered the hardcover (and two other books. You are driving business to Amazon!

  205. grandeb1956 says:

    Hi Suzanne, I preordered back in sept but I’d love a signed copy & gifts! Can’t wait till it comes in! :happyflower:
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  206. hallowes says:

    I pre-ordered and downloaded this morning. Can’t wait to start the book.

  207. dropofkim says:

    Pre-ordered and CANNOT wait! Lovely give-a-way!!! :sheep:

  208. 2many2count says:

    I preordered! I want to try your whiskey raisin apple butter,

  209. chicken herder from Westville says:

    I pre-ordered the book from Amazon on Sept. 3rd. It would be exciting to win a signed copy and the other goodies. :sheep: :sheepjump: :chicken: :heart: :cowsleep:

  210. Louise says:

    Oh YES, I have preordered. I am also going to get it on my kindle so I can carry it with me. Can’t wait.

  211. denisejdesign says:

    I preordered a while ago and I’m excited to read it. I don’t buy many books nowadays, because I like to borrow them from the library, but ones I want to keep I always buy!

  212. flgrl says:

    I pre-ordered mine for my kindle!! :snoopy:

  213. kellyb says:

    Yep I pre-ordered. I can’t wait until the copy arrives in my mailbox.

  214. Lizt says:

    Wow! when I tried to post here yesterday there were about 60 posts! I think the system overloaded for a while because I could not post. Anyway – I’m too far for the goodie box over here in France but I have pre-ordered the hardcover. Looking forward to receiving it! Well done Susanne πŸ™‚

  215. bbleigh says:

    I preordered your book on–waiting anxiously to read the entire book. I am thrilled with your book’s success! Best wishes!

  216. Ruth C says:

    I preordered! I’ll be happy to have a copy to give away!

  217. amysoup says:

    Ordered! Can wait for it to arrive!

  218. Kathi says:

    Not only did I pre-order, BUT it arrived on my Kindle TODAY! Good timing, too, ’cause it arrived before lunch, so I got to read the first four chapters. I normally leave my Kindle at work, but I’m going to have to take it home and read more tonight. Thanks, Suzanne! Farm-in-a-box is the perfect giveaway.

  219. pugwaggin says:

    I have preordered mine and can’t wait to read it. :wave:

  220. Left4Dead says:

    As many books as I read you think I would understand how to order an ebook or apple book or kindle book OR whatever in the heck it’s called (obviously I don’t understand that) BUT I don’t, that’s one of the reasons I keep my DEAR HUSBAND around, shhh don’t tell him! But yes, DH preordered the book! But I’d much rather have a REAL BOOK, so winning one would be great.

  221. perry says:

    I pre-ordered your book when you first mentiond it on your blog. Haven’t had time to look at email or my kindle or anything for a couple of days, and when I read your post a couple of minutes ago I checked, and it is on my kindle in the cloud! Very excited, now I need to find time to read it. I am downloaded it to my Ipad as we speak, so to speak, lol.

  222. pwostenberg says:

    I pre ordered a hard copy when you first mentioned it! Can’t wait!

  223. revere says:

    Pre-ordered by copy on Monday.

  224. allyoop451 says:

    I am so excited!! I pre-ordered your book a month ago and it sure has been a long month πŸ™‚ Yay….can’t wait to get it!
    Best Wishes

  225. Marcy Shuler says:

    I pre-ordered from B&N for my MIL.

  226. Pudgie from Indiana says:

    :wave: I preordered your book several months ago. Can’t wait to get it. I will probably drop everything else and read it clear through.
    I would like to be in the drawing.
    Pudgie from Indiana.

  227. Becky says:

    I ordered my copy (for my Nook) the first day. I couldn’t wait to be able to read it! Love your blog, too!! Thanks for sharing your world with us. πŸ˜€

  228. Shine says:

    Just pre-ordered and I can’t wait!!!!Whoever the winner is will be a lucky soul!!!! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  229. MandyP says:

    Preordered 3 days ago! Can’t wait for it to get here!

  230. silentgoddess says:

    I may be too late for the giveaway, but I preordered the hardcover, couldn’t handle not having a hard copy. May end up ordering the Kindle version as well. Now to just wait for my copy to arrive.

  231. MousE says:

    Oh Suzanne! I’m so excited for YOU!

    Can’t wait for my hardcover copy of your new book.

    You have worked so hard, and I am so happy for you, and thankful to you for sharing it with us all this time.


    :snoopy: :snoopy: :snoopy:

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