We have two new animals in our family which are Guinea pigs. They were added in on the 17th of September 2016.
They were the first of our pets / farm animals.
We got them from our cousins that live in Waikerie. The names of our guinea pigs are:
- The Long Haired one is “Splinter” (Daniel’s and Caleb’s).
- The Short Haired one is “Cocoa” (Abigael’s).
We love playing with them in our spare time. They are also shedding hair all over the place.
We have a roster to take turns at doing guinea pig jobs and all the animal jobs.
The guinea pig jobs include: caring, hay, grass, water, pellets, hugs, changing cages (if too cold or hot), and grooming and styling.
Splinter is a little greedy. Cocoa is a very fidgety little one!
We love our guinea pigs!
On our block we have 3 noisy cows. They are owned by Les, however, he hasn’t given them names.
So I thought they needed names!
I have made 3 names for them:
- The one with the white head is “White Chocolate”
- The one with the white tummy is “Milk Chocolate”
- And finally the one with the black body is “Dark Chocolate”
Les the owner is a 75 year old Greek man who lives not far from us.
Les comes to check on the cows every morning and every night. He milks them and waters them. Les uses the milk to make Greek cheese.
We wake up every morning to a sound like this”Mooooo”.
Snoopie loves the water that is left out in a big blue container to water the cows. When we take her for a walk and are close to the container of water we let her have a drink and a splash.
On the 24th of January this year mum and dad picked up our 6 chickens that grandma and grandpa got dad for a late 40th birthday present.
On the 14th of April (Good Friday) we found our first egg in the laying box (which dad thought was “egg-cellent” but he was only “yoking”…. ha ha ha).
We have tried our eggs that we have found in the laying box and they are… “eggs-traordinaryly” yummy!
The names of our chickens are:
- Princess Layer
- Red Dog
- Hen Solo
- Cheeky Chick
- Chicken Nugget
They love the grass and weeds that we have grown for them in their yard.
Dad has automated the chook house so we know the temperature and humidity all the time, and their door opens at a set time after sunrise and closes a set time after sunset.
We also have a green LED light when it’s open and a red one when it’s closed!
We love our chooks.
Some fresh eggs!
Our sign with their names
Our feeding machine
On the 28th of December 2016, we got our first ever puppy.
We named her Snoopie because she is black and white, but a girl, which is why we added the “ie” on the end.
Our family got her off dad’s cousin Amanda near Barmera.
Because her mummy dog had puppies.
She is a great puppy to snuggle with, play with and get free bites from 🙂
Snoopie loves going on walks with us and sticking her tongue out of the ute window.