Our eight chicks have provided more fun and entertainment than we ever thought possible. One family member in particular has a very special bond with them. Yes, oh my, oh my, Bea loves her chickens. More than almost anything it seems. More than toys for sure!
I've learned a couple of great lessons while being a mama to a toddler and a chicken owner simultaneously. One lesson is this: to a toddler, there really is no greater incentive to getting all that winter gear on than to get a turn to feed the chickens and let them out of the run. The allure of chickens is powerful, people!
One hen in particular has taken a great big fondness over Bea (and myself). This hen wants nothing to do with her nice stand-by friends when Bea and I enter the picture. She quickly loses all loyalty to the rest of the feathered crew and instead follows our every move. Literally. She's hysterical and we love her so. She is also the hen whom my brother predicted will reveal herself to be a rooster. Oh, I just can't fathom. I certainly hope not as we can not have roosters. I couldn't bear to part with her, rooster or not.
A blurb about Bea's outfit: she's wearing another pair of pants (this time cropped) that I made with the Made By Rae Big Butt Baby Pant Pattern. She likes these a lot especially since she's got pockets with trains on them. She's very much into obsessed with modes of transportation these days. I support the habit, I suppose. She added her own flair and accented the outfit with a western style belt found on the floor of mama and daddy's closet. The rear clothespin clasp was daddy's idea. The photos were taken this past weekend when the weather was mild and sunny, which is not the case now.