03 June 2009

big chickens

Look at these ladies... they are huge!


We have officially had them for one month this week. They have been nameless almost the entire time, but I have finally decided upon names for all of them. I was reminiscing the other night about some of my favorite old movies and was inspired to name the girls after some of my favorite movie characters. So, meet
  • Dolly (Levi) - the red head, who seems to be the bravest and most curious, named for Barbara Streisand in Hello Dolly!, one of my all time favorites. It was actually a toss up between Dolly and Fanny for her character in Funny Girl.
  • Holly (Golightly) - the quieter black one, named for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Cleopatra - the bossy, dominearing black one with a personality to match the famed queen, named for Liz Taylor in the title role
  • Maria - the blonde, named for Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music
What are some of your favorite old movies? I would love some recommendations.

5 comments:

Beegirl said...

LOVE HOLLY!!! So cute ladies and getting BIG!
Favorite old movies...hmmm....

Faves:

Rear Window (Grace Kelly & James Stewart)
Hopscotch (Walter Matthau)

Beegirl said...

Opps forgot:

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (Cary Grant)
Rebecca (Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine)

: )

The Van Goat Ranch said...

They are adorable! I would love to have some peeps. So back to you and the goats - why can't you have any? Do you live in the city? I thought you lived out? People have tried to cause trouble for me because we're not exactly in the ideal spot for goats, but we aren't breaking any laws either. I can live without the love of my neighbors. Most of them are idiots anyway. Ooops -- did I say that?

Tom said...

Looks like we are at just about the same stage of chick-rearing! http://thetanglednest.com/2009/06/backyard-chicken-update/

The Hip Homemaker said...

Beegirl- Thanks for the movie recommendations! They are all new to me, so I will add them to my netflix list.

Van Goat- We live in town, that's why no goats. It just looks kind of rural in some of the backyard photos because the hill behind our house in undeveloped. My neighbors are pretty tolerant but I don't think we could hide a herd of goats. Someday we'll be out of town.

Tom- Yes! I love your blog. Our chickens could become pen pals...