We have quite a story of thanksgiving to share with you all!
Last week a new mama pig gave birth to piglets. Our pigs live on pasture, so when it’s time to give birth they make a nest out of grass, straw, or leaves. We keep an eye on them, but generally they never need our assistance.
Luke found one more piglet in the nest while Daniel and I walked the surrounding area searching for others. Feeling confident we had all of the piglets, we brought all three of them up to the farm where we gave them a bottle of colostrum and made them a cozy bed of straw.
A couple of hours later, our new farmer Cole, found a yet another piglet in some bushes by our hay shed. WHAT?!? That little piglet had walked over a half of a mile!! We brought it inside with the others, gave it a bottle, and sent everyone outside to look for more piglets.
Much to our surprise, Cole and Luke came back in 5 minutes with another one! This scenario continued until we had a total of seven piglets!
As the story unfolded, I just keep thinking: this is so 2020.
▫ Had we ever bottle fed a piglet? No.
As we all navigate a very unusual Thanksgiving, I hope you too can find stories or simple moments in your own life where you can recognize and experience thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Jako!