Coming Soon (CITR Party on the Farm)


It’s the Chickens in the Road Party on the Farm 2010!

See the 2008 party on the farm here and the 2009 party here.

Date and time: Saturday, October 2, 1 pm to 7 pm. If you’re in the area, or will be in the area that weekend, please come! Location: Walton, WV.

This is a potluck affair. I’m going to ask everyone to bring something (food or other party item) and that will be arranged after I have a confirmed list. I’ll be asking everyone who brings a dish to post the recipe at Farm Bell Recipes OR to bring a dish already posted at Farm Bell Recipes–so we can all go home and make our favorites!

There will be activities/demonstrations going on throughout the party, including soapmaking and goat-milking. (Go ahead, try to milk Clover. This, of course, will degenerate into a how to tie a goat up 20 different ways demonstration.) We will also have boot camp-style forced marching! (I’M JUST KIDDING.) And, of course, the “petting zoo” will be open. (Entry fee: one cookie.)

If you’re interested in attending, please email me at CITRparty(at) with your name plus anyone you plan to bring with you. I’ll ask you to confirm two weeks in advance. Parking, food, and other information will go out to the confirmed list only. Due to the organization and coordination that will be required to pull this off, we can’t have drop-ins.

If you can’t come, don’t worry–we’ll have pictures!


  1. CATRAY44 says:

    How I wish I could be there! I am so glad you have a camera!

  2. Louise says:

    I want to come!! do you think i could get a day return ticket from the UK…??x

  3. Marianne G says:

    Suzanne, I’m interested in coming but need a little info. Where exactly in WV are you?

  4. CindyP says:

    I cannot wait!!!!! I’m coming….finally after 3 years I get to be there! :snoopy:

  5. Jan in Maine says:

    I wish I wasn’t so far away I would love to come to this party!

  6. stephanie says:

    Woo hooooo!! I have been looking forward to this post!! 🙂 Sending you an email!

  7. MMHONEY says:

    What is all of this “Garble D Gu” after each comment????
    I need a translater. ha ha

  8. Deb says:

    Every year my husband and I take a “honeymoon” (the first one was too short!), and your party falls on that weekend! Unfortunately, it turns out it’s a 15 hour drive from our house in Iowa and my husband can barely get the weekend off during the fall harvest season. Perhaps we could take a rain check to make plans to visit you during a less busy time of year? I would love to see your farm, and meet you, your animals, and your farm.

  9. Sharon says:

    Suzanne, could we get a zipcode? I am trying to look at places to stay in you area and can’t find Marianne anywhere!


  10. Drucillajoy says:

    I’ll be there in spirit…front row, center…looking forward to reading all about it.

  11. Miss Becky says:

    Suzanne, I love that bottom photo. fantastic! :yes: :yes: :yes:

  12. Mim says:

    I will be there…not sure but two girls from work may come with me. Told them to let me know….Also let me know if there is anything I could do to help you. :pawprint:

  13. Rose H says:

    Wow! Read last years post – looks a hoot! Really wish I could come, but I’ll be with you all in spirit. Looking forward to hearing all about it anyway (through very green eyes).
    :yes: :dancingmonster:

  14. skippymom says:

    I am DEFINITELY making it this year. Thank you Suzanne – this is very exciting. 🙂 Now, what to bring, what to bring?

  15. skippymom says:

    :hissyfit: I spoke too soon – For some reason I thought you were on this side of WV towards us on the VA/MD [ha – that proves, at least, I am not a stalker – didn’t know where you lived] But I checked out Mariane and it is actually 6 hours from us – and we have parents’ weekend the following week at our daughter’s college – and I think my husband is up to only one huge trek during the month of October.
    Sorry for our younger daughter who will miss your wonderfulness. But like all the others we will be there in spirit. You are too much fun Suzanne. Have a great time.

  16. Yvonne says:

    Marianne is who you were replying to…..your reply was Marianne, Roane County. LOL!!!

  17. morningstar says:


    You wrote “Marianne, Roane County” (in response to an early question), meaning “Marianne, we live in Roane County” and I think some people read it as “We live in the town of Marianne in Roane County.”

    This is the first time I have seen the announcement *before* the event, so I am going to see if I can wangle it somehow!

  18. Joy says:

    Too far, too far! 😥 Wish I could see the farm in person but do me a favor–exactly how many animals do you have now? You’ve been adding by natural means (and Mr. Phibbs is doing his part to help that along).

    Betcha are glad you grow your own eggs with the egg recalls. I had just bought 2 dozen which I had to return. I keep remembering the 3-4 bantams my grandmother kept along with her others. I used to love getting my very own little egg all boiled up for me! So much nicer than those big eggs and I could eat it all myself. Some of the hens pecked and the bantam rooster thought he was 3 times as big as he was but it was great to throw dried corn out for them and hunt for the eggs that that ONE HEN refused to lay in her nest. Sigh! Cities and chickens just don’t go together mores the pity.

  19. Vicki in So. CA says:

    I WISH I could be there! But I think I’m a little bit geographically challenged! 😥 I’ll be there in spirit, and look forward to lots of great pictures, especially of the Clover tying… er… milking.

  20. Luann says:

    Suzanne, I am going to try to arrange my schedule to come but will email you once I know for sure. Right now I live in NJ, but we bought a farm (mountain side), last December in Roane County, in Newton. Our home is being built and once I graduate with my nursing degree in December I will be moving down….I am an older, LOL, college student but it took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. Life actually dictated me to go back to school but that is ok! :sun:

  21. Connie of Ohio says:

    I would love to come but my neice after cancelling three weddings to two different men is FINALLY getting married on Oct. 2. I have to go so I can really believe she got married this time.

  22. AliciaN says:

    If only I wasn’t on the other side of the country! Sounds fun. I’ll be watching for pictures.

  23. Dyane says:

    I wanna go! 🙁 too bad I’m too far

  24. MissyinWV says:

    I would love to come!!! I will email you. Can’t wait!

  25. lisa b says:

    sounds like such fun!!!!!! Everyone have fun!

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