It's official folks, my daughter has a new personal style icon. She's been dressed like this for days now, making people smile everywhere we go!
We recreated Gretel's look from her existing wardrobe just for fun on Thursday night and she was refusing to take it off until I finally convinced her Saturday morning that another one of her dresses was "Gretel" enough to wear while I washed this outfit. She was sleeping in it.
We've started keeping a close eye on the nesting boxes in our chicken coop. The girls are just over 5 months old now, which means they could start laying very soon! Did you notice the new face to the left of Clover in the first photo?
Our suspected rooster did indeed begin crowing bright and early one morning. We ended up trading him in for a Light Brahma close in age. The Light Brahmas are such pretty chickens. I love her feathery feet.
Getting the other three to accept her was a bit more of a challenge than we had hoped for. She's still kind of the odd chicken out, but at least the others aren't trying to peck her to death anymore.
Surprisingly, the little brown Speckled Sussex, which I previously described as being the sweet one, turned out to be the most vicious toward our new friend. Probably a combination of being upset over the "loss of her man" and seeing her chance to no longer be at the bottom of the pecking order.
Clover has been renaming the chickens with random names that include Kettle Corn (little brown one), Hiccup (the new girl), and Phillipe (I don't think she can tell the other two apart so Phillipe is sort of a collective name). I think Kettle Corn and Hiccup are gonna stick. Not so sure about this Phillipe business, will probably keep Hazel and Nettle for the other two, it's almost like I saw this coming...
Haha, she's such a funny kid. It appears she has inherited my outfit posing genes too :)