This post showcases an interview I had with Isabella (my AWESOME cousin). We had lots lots of fun taking pictures and singing songs! The text in this font is what I said, and in this font is what Isabella said.
When I visited you in April, we spent a lot of time hanging out with the animals, and I know you’ve gotten more since then so…
How many animals do you have?
So I have a total of 25,040. 25,000 of them are the bees – the other 40 animals are chickens goats and dogs.
With all those animals, it seems it would be a lot of work – so what does taking care of the chickens and bees entail?
I feed the chickens give them water. I am considered a mother hen at my house so I do most of the chicken work. Which means cleaning the coop, collecting eggs, and “chicken check ups”. We get brown and green and blue colored eggs and pinkish ones too! Then I just check on the chickens and make sure they’re all okay.
So the bees are a little more complicated than the other animals. My mom and I have to walk to the colonies to check on them. The main thing we do is fill up their sugar water which is their food because around this time of the Season – July the pollen sources drop off so there’s no pollen and nectar sources around. Then we go through the the frames to look at them, check for honey, and look for the queen to make sure she’s okay. We also check that they don’t need more room because if they do they will swarm, which means they will be too congested and bees fly away and find a new home with the queen and old worker bees.
I know you practice Judo, but there’s so many other sports – why did you choose this one?
Judo fits someone like me. Judo was a martial art created in Japan for people with short stature (which is someone like me). Judo is not punches and kicks – It’s about pins and throws. I am an orange belt. iiiiiiiiiiiii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
You told me about being an apprentice at the food Market in Baltimore, Maryland, and all the jobs that you do there, but which one is your favorite?
I really enjoyed being a waitress at the Food Market because I love interacting with people and it’s funny seeing their faces when they find out I’m there waitress since I’m so young. I really enjoyed also being prep and everyone there is so nice and I loved it! I hope to work there when I’m 14 and can get work permit. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
You’re CLEARLY love hamilton – but what makes you like it so much so much?
The songs get really stuck in your head! Both musicals and history is something that I started to learn about and really like. The creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is really impressive and is an idol to me. I also really enjoy it all the original cast and it’s just really good and impressive.
I’ve seen all your Harry Potter items and parties so, which character do you most connect with?
I connect the most is with Hermione Granger. She is an idol to me. Hermione is strong, smart, and you can see that in a bunch of different ways. In one way, she’s the smartest in their class. She is smarter than most of the boys in her classes. Also, she is very proactive. Hermione was prepared when she, Harry and Ron were looking for horcruxes. She is also kind and compassionate. I imagined myself just as strong and as smart and kind. I feel like I really am very similar to her, and she’s really cool.