Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 10

| Fifth Day Farm | Furry, feathery farmyard friends Fifth Day Farm offers a chance to get up close by Tammi Mott | Photos from the private collection of Fifth Day Farm E veryone in the family likes to do dif- ferent things and the time you spend together is precious. If spending a perfect day together is on your fami- ly’s to-do list, visit Fifth Day Farm. Animal lovers Janet and Steve Hendley started the farm by accident and it has morphed from a few chickens into a full-fledged petting zoo. When Janet, originally from Thomasville, married Steve, she brought with her 12 chickens 10 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene to the Valdosta farm near Wild Adventures. Soon, he was building a chicken coop and she was adding more chickens. “I have always had animals. Our farm just kept growing,” Janet said. And, boy, has it grown. They have added ducks, turkeys, peacocks, guineas, mini donkeys and horses, pheasants, sheep, rabbits, a mini- Zebu calf and geese. Then, last spring the couple acquired miniature goats and pot-bellied pigs.