Chapter 39 (2/2)
She hasn’t touched other creatures, so she really wants to put it in and play with it.
Birds are also meat, and poached eggs can still be fried in poached eggs, which tastes equally delicious.
They have a lot of rooms now, and some of them are freed up to raise birds. They have tons of rice and beans in hand, and they can’t finish them. Feeding a dozen birds is not a problem.
Catch some, both male and female, and let them reproduce.
Part of the eggs laid are used to hatch small birds, and other parts are used to eat. After the birds are raised, they can be plucked and stewed in soup. Pigeon soup tastes no worse than chicken soup.
She was eager to try and immediately opened the window to welcome it in.
Unexpectedly, the bird was very vigilant, found someone behind the glass, and immediately spread its wings and flew away.
Jiang Miao Miao rushed to nothing but was not disappointed.
Now that no one lives in the cities and villages, there is no food in the fields, and the birds are so hungry that they will definitely look for food everywhere.
They have rice in their hands, and they are not worried that the bird will not fall into the trap.
She told Lu Qiming this idea during the meal, and he frowned.
“Are you serious or joking?”
Jiang Miao Miao: “…Of course I’m serious!”
“It takes at least half a year for a bird to grow from hatching to adulthood, and after raising it, the meat is pitifully small. It’s not enough for us to eat two bites. The efficiency is too low.”
“No matter how low the efficiency is, there is still meat to eat, and the birds are also divided into sizes. Of course, it is not enough to raise a sparrow, but if you raise an eagle, it is still heavy enough.”
Lu Qiming couldn’t help laughing, “With your skill, you still want to catch an eagle? Be careful not to be caught by an eagle.”
Seeing that he still didn’t take it seriously, Jiang Miao Miao angrily ate a big mouthful of ham sausage.
“Just wait, when the time comes, I’ll raise a whole house of birds, stew bird soup and roast bird legs every day, don’t follow me and beg me.”
He shrugged. “I’m looking forward to that day.”
Jiang Miao Miao was motivated by him. He quickly finished her meal, searched for tools all over the room, and acted the next day.
She rarely woke up early, finished her work before sunrise, ate breakfast, and brought prepared tools: a bag of rice and a trash can.
Sitting by the bedroom window and waiting.
The trash can was a modified one with a long stick tied to it.
She planned to hide behind the curtain, and when the bird was addicted to eating rice, she would cover the trash can with lightning speed so that she could catch it intact.
Opened the window and sprinkled rice on the window sill. Jiang Miao Miao waited patiently.
One minute passed… two minutes passed…
The sun gradually rose to the sky, and the hot air poured in from the window, but it didn’t even catch a bird feather.
All the air-conditioning went out, which was too wasteful.
Jiang Miao Miao had no choice but to close the window temporarily, put on a sun hat, and continue to wait.
Lu Qiming passed by with a bottle of iced Coke and glanced over.
“Yo, I’m still catching birds here.”
She turned her face away from him.
Lu Qiming was very bad. He stood beside her and opened the Coke, gulping down several gulps.
She was already thirsty and couldn’t help standing up when she heard this voice and wanted to get a bottle of Coke too.
However, after only two steps, Lu Qiming pointed out the window and shouted:
Jiang Miao Miao immediately turned her head and saw the empty window sill.
Lu Qiming snickered. She raised her hand and punched him in the chest.
“If you don’t help but make trouble, roll around.”
He raised his arms around her, handed her the unfinished Coke, looked at the trash can, and said:
“If you want to catch birds with this thing, you won’t be able to catch one until next year.”
Jiang Miao Miao drank some coke and glared at him.
“Nonsense, it’s because no bird came at all, if there’s some I would have caught it long ago.”
“Are you as unresponsive as a bird? If such a big basket is covered, the bird will have already run away.”
She took a few more sips, and when she was satisfied, she slapped the Coke into his arms.
“Either come to help, or go aside, stop standing here and make sarcastic remarks.”
Lu Qiming pinched his nose and went to bed to play games.
Jiang Miao Miao waited for another half an hour, worrying about whether the zombies had evolved some supernatural powers and thinking all the birds were killed overnight. The prey appeared!
A gray bird less than ten centimeters long with its tail feathers folded its wings and landed on the window sill. It looked around and began to peck at the rice grains.
Jiang Miao Miao was planning to make a move, but after thinking about it, she gave up.
This bird is too small, and it is not cost-effective to raise it with a bite of meat for half a year.
She wants to catch the big ones.
Everything is difficult at the beginning. After the first bird, the second bird appeared very quickly, and it fit Jiang Miao Miao’s size requirements very well.
She held her breath, opened the window lightly, held up the trash can, and buckled it down…
The bird’s feather fell on her face, and the bird flew away in an instant.
Jiang Miao Miao clutched the feather of the bird and looked dejected.
Lu Qiming said without turning his head:
“I thought you were going to open a breeding farm, but you only wanted to do badminton processing.”
“… Come again!”
She made persistent efforts, concentrated her attention, and decided not to eat if she couldn’t catch it.
She made breakfast. At noon, Lu Qiming made fried rice with dried plum vegetables and luncheon meat, served with seaweed and shrimp skin soup, brought it to the table in the room, and greeted:
“Time to eat.”
Jiang Miao Miao shook her head and stared out of the window intently.
“No way.” Lu Qiming walked over and patted her on the shoulder, “You really can’t catch it like this, don’t waste your time. Eat first, and I’ll teach you a lesson after eating…”
She made a silent gesture, “Don’t disturb the birds.”
He looked at the window sill with only rice grains, he couldn’t laugh or cry and planned to let her go, and she would eat it naturally when she was hungry.
Just as Lu Qiming was about to turn around, out of the corner of his eye, he suddenly caught a glimpse of a rotten human face emerging from under the window sill and shouted in a deep voice:
“There are zombies!”
He jumped onto the bed nimbly, rolled over, took out the rifle from the closet, moved so fast that only a shadow remained, and aimed at the zombie’s head in the blink of an eye.
When he was about to shoot, Jiang Miao Miao raised the trash basket and hit the zombie hard on the head.
The latter screamed and fell from the twenty-fifth floor, turning into a puddle of flesh on the ground.
Lu Qiming: “…”
Jiang Miao Miao put back the trash basket expressionlessly and continued to sit on the sidelines.
She wants to eat meat, and no one is allowed to disturb her!
She stayed by the window for a whole day, and there were four birds in total.
Jiang Miao Miao made three shots and only got a pile of bird feathers and a half-empty rice bag.
In the evening, she was so hungry that she called it a day and was about to cook but found that Lu Qiming had already cooked noodles.
Jiang Miao Miao was surprised, “Are you so kind today?”
“What do you mean, I treated you badly before?”
It’s good, but he was lazy and even tried to hide his dirty clothes in her washbasin, trying to trick her into washing them off together.
Fortunately, she had sharp eyes and picked it out before she started.
Jiang Miao Miao pursed her lips and sat down to eat, still thinking about catching birds.
There is indeed something wrong with the tool. The movement is too loud. She has to change it.
“Do we have internet here?” she asked suddenly.
Lu Qiming raised his head, “What do you want to do?”
“I used to read that there is a kind of bird net, the principle is very similar to that of a fishing net. It is set up in mid-air, and when a bird flies over it and hits it, it will be entangled in the net wire and cannot move again.”
“…Do you want to do something like that?”
“You overestimate your craft, really, be humble.”
“…” Jiang Miao Miao rolled her eyes, “Can’t I practice if I’m not good at crafting? It’s really not possible, can I fill it with glue?”
Lu Qiming smiled and said:
“Why don’t you try something simpler?”
He blinked, “I’ll tell you when you finish your meal.”
Jiang Miao Miao was dubious and finished the rice in the bowl.
Lu Qiming told her the method, but she was speechless.
“Do you think I haven’t been to elementary school?”
The method he said is the paragraph in the elementary school text.
When it snows heavily, set up a shelf in the snow, sprinkle grain under the frame, and pull the wire when the bird enters so that the cage falls down to cover the bird.
The method is easy to use, but where can they find snow?
The window sill is only ten centimeters wide, and there is no place to support it.
After hearing her rebuttal, Lu Qiming shook his head.
“Who said it is necessary to put the frame on the windowsill? They can’t change the place? The reason why they have to be in the snow is because the snow covers the ground, so the birds can’t find food, and they can only walk into the trap to fill their stomachs. Now Birds have no food, the situation is the same.”
She had failed so many times that she lost all confidence.
Lu Qiming said: “You just wait, I will catch it tomorrow, and I guarantee success.”
Jiang Miao Miao suspected that he was bragging. Still, when she thought about it carefully, it seemed that Lu Qiming had never failed to guarantee the ticket, so she was full of anticipation, hoping that tomorrow would come early.
The two carried many things to the top floor early the next morning.
The top floor is close to the sky, the probability of birds landing is high, and it is convenient to move.
Lu Qiming took his homemade sticks and frames, Jiang Miao Miao umbrellas and sunscreen sprays, as well as ten drops of water, a magical medicine for heatstroke that she found in someone else’s drawer in the office.
Ten drops of water, a small bottle, very inconspicuous.
A drop of it can be so hard to drink but can bring the dead to life.
With it, she no longer has to worry about them suffering from heatstroke.
Arriving at the destination, Lu Qiming set up the frame, sprinkled a handful of rice under it, then tied the stick with a thin cotton thread, held it in his hand from a distance, and hid with her under the umbrellas.
Jiang Miao Miao frantically sprayed sunscreen on the two of them, frowning at those things.
“Is it okay to put it like this? Is the angle not right? The bird can’t see the rice inside. Also, the frame is too small, you should…”
Lu Qiming was so annoyed that he raised his head and sealed her chattering lips.
Jiang Miao Miao: “…”
A few minutes later, she pinched him with a flushed face.
“Don’t mess around!”
Lu Qiming raised eyebrows at her, restrained his smile, and looked ahead, waiting for the prey to arrive with full concentration.
Not long after, a big black bird descended from the sky and eagerly walked toward the rice grains.
The two held their breath for fear of disturbing it.
The big black bird approached step by step and finally walked under the frame.
Lu Qiming yanked it violently, the stick fell down, and the frame lost its support, covering the big black bird.
But its area is too small to completely cover the opponent.
The blackbird struggled inside for a while and then flew up against it.
“Look, I said it’s too small, you have to change it to a bigger one.”
Jiang Miao Miao thought she had failed again, so she stood up and complained.
Lu Qiming stared at the black ball, rushed and jumped, and even caught the bird that had already flown into the air!
The big black bird fluttered its wings, struggling desperately, very fiercely.
Lu Qiming punched it on the head, knocking it out.
Jiang Miao Miao ran over to take a look, touched the unconscious bird, and couldn’t help but marvel.
“My God, I didn’t expect you to be a bird catcher!”
Bird catching…a master?
Why do these words become more and more strange?
Before Lu Qiming had time to show off, she grabbed his arm and ran downstairs.
“Quick, find a cage and lock it up!”
This bird weighs at least two or three kg and will multiply by then. It will be incredible!
Get rich, get rich.