One of the favourite places I’ve been on our trip is Michiel and Myrna and Renny’s farm beside Alicante in Spain. It was my favourite because I love animals and I loved helping Michiel feed them, and helping in the kitchen making the food.
When I was at the farm there was a lamb born. It was very skinny and we thought it was blind because it kept banging into the wall. But he was just a little frightened to see humans for the first time.
There was another lamb born. It was black and white! The two mothers are sisters, so the two baby boys would be cousins. It was important to check that the baby was drinking milk from his mum to make sure he was healthy. When we went there I saw him drinking so it was ok. His colour is very rare at the farm.
Aline is a very nice dog, a beautiful colour. She has a weird habit – she sits on people’s knees. She’s a Great Dane and she won a dog competition because she’s beautiful and she was very well behaved.
Dusty is a very gentle dog. She eats corks! It’s a sad story how Myrna and Michiel got Dusty. When Dusty was a little puppy there were people who threw her out onto the street. She nearly died of dehydration and she was rescued by a dog centre. Michiel and Myrna got her from there. But now she is really happy.
This is a picture of a goose egg beside a hen’s egg. One of the geese thinks it’s a hen. When its mother laid the egg the mother didn’t look after it so Michiel put it under a hen to keep it warm and safe. The first thing a goose sees they think it’s their mother, and the first thing this goose saw was a hen. Michiel taught me a lot about animals. A long time ago he also taught my mum a lot too and that if you cook hens’ egg shells and feed them back to the hens it gives them more calcium and makes the shell stronger.
Myrna cooks delicious food. I helped when it was busy. Myrna also looks after grape vines. She cuts them back every year, to keep them healthy.
Michiel’s jobs are to do the dishes and look after the animals. He is very kind to animals and knows all about them. He knows what they’re thinking, I also love animals and helping Michiel.
Renny is the boss in the restaurant and he drives the tractor. When we’re at the farm my dad loves helping to fix them.
It is fun helping in the kitchen and with the animals. Myrna, Michiel and Renny are very kind people.
ps Myrna cooks nicer food than anyone else I know.