Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 - Page 14

| Fifth Day Farm | “It has snowballed from us buying animals to taking in rescues. People started seeking us out to take unwanted animals. How could you not love them?” she said. People driving by their farm soon started stop- ping and asking them about their animals. It’s not everyday that you see two emus and alpacas run- ning around someone’s backyard. “A year ago, we did not have a fenced yard but now we do. People kept telling us we should start a petting zoo,” she said. In addition to holding their first Fall Festival at the farm, they also hold special events at the farm until the weather gets too hot for their animals. 14 December 2018 - January 2019 Thomasville Scene The couple will also bring the animals to your event. They have held parties featuring pigs, bun- nies and goats and each event is tailored to a per- son’s preference. “One event featured our mini-donkey dining with attendees at an adult party,” she said. Her children have even gotten interested in helping out after attending a festival showcasing the animals. She said they saw how much happi- ness and joy the animals brought to people. “One man at the festival said he had never held a bunny and teared up as he cuddled the bunny. It’s the small things in life we take for granted,” she said.