In this picture there is a chicken called Screwball – a crazy one! It could also be a duck called Quack. There’s one person in the picture – but that’s not enough! The perfect human: chicken ratio really depends on how big the chicken is. We think it might be 1:6, 7 or 8 animals. The person in the picture is a girl. She is 6 years old. She is called Lisa. Lisa lives on a farm. We’re not sure if she sees the duck (or chicken). She’s looking at whoever took the picture, and she’s smiling! It was her mother who took the picture. Her mother is called Anna. It is 3 in the afternoon when the picture is taken, and Lisa has some chores to do: She has to look after some of the smaller animals. Lisa has to feed them and clean out the barns. In this picture she is feeding the chickens. There are also not only chickens and pigs on the farm, but also ducks and geese. Lisa has to go to the well to get water – it is outside and much closer to her than the house.
Out of the shot are 12 horses. Lisa wants to ride but she’s a little small – but she’s looking at them and she’s learning so when she’s a little bit bigger she can ride. One her first ride she’s going to look for a glass of water. She could go to the house, or the well, but she’s going to ride to the river. When she gets to the river she’s going to have a swim. She took Screwball the chicken with her in a back-pack. Screwball will be okay as long as she doesn’t get into the water. Lisa told her mother Anna where she was going, and Anna said ‘Have a good time!’. Lisa has grown into a good rider. She once rode a pony for 1.5 hours.
When Lisa is older, she still has chores. She has to do the dishes and look after the rest of the family. She has 3 siblings, and her mum (Anna) and her dad. She has a grandma and grandpa. The other siblings look after the horses but they most like the cows. There are 3 cows on the far. They use the cows to get milk. The farm has been in the family through many years before.
When she is an adult Lisa is going to move to the city – the capital city of Nicaragua (which is close to the farm). Lisa is going to ride ponies, on the outskirts of the city at least.