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The couple strives to make each event, whether it’s for kids or adults or both, a learning opportunity. People learn how to care of the an- imals, feed them, pet them gently and some have even had the opportunity to milk a goat. The Hendleys teach others how to respect animals and spread love and kindness by showing how. Janet laughed when asked about how do they balance full-time jobs, the farm and exer- cise. It’s called a labor of love. The animals are fed once a day and have access to hay and water all day. The calves are bottle fed in the mornings. “I do farm fit instead of CrossFit. I’m in great shape because I lift feed sacks and bales of hay,” she said. From visiting and petting animals to getting close up to furry and feathery farmyard friends, Janet said it’s awesome seeing children and their families, with big smiles, laughing and enjoying themselves while walking around holding ani- mals and petting them. “It brings out the goodness and the child in everyone,” she concluded. For information about Fifth Day Farm, call (229) 413-3242 or visit them on Facebook. Thomasville Scene December 2018 - January 2019 15