I am back in LA!!!!!! I know. You missed me. Wait, that’s a lie. How could you?? I had fantastic guest bloggers to keep you thoroughly entertained! So first and foremost- thank you to Madison, Veronica, Mary Jo and Trianna for your fabulous guest posts! (If you missed out, well you are in luck, I linked them here, so just go ahead and click on their names…)
Okay, back to business. As you can imagine Honduras was fantastic. It was great to see our friends and it was equally wonderful to see all the work they are doing. You already saw one post where I shared photos of some of the kids who attend the after school program. But today I want to go in a different direction.
Animals. World Resource Group works in several villages around the outskirts of Danli (located south-west of the capital, Tegucigalpa, near the border of Nicaragua). This is mostly an agricultural area, characterized by small farms and traditional livestock including horses/donkey, cattle, pigs and chickens.
I should mention that I love animals. So, I am always fascinated with the creatures that pass through an easement in front of one of the schools WRG works with. During our last visit Lukus and I tried to pet (catch?) a calf that somehow got separated from the rest of its herd and was wandering around the field. We failed. Miserably. But, as luck would have it, there were other animals to pet this time.
Here are some of my favorites:
Then there were the pigs. Lots and lots of pigs. And with the giant muddy mama pigs came piglets. Are you as excited as I am? Say it with me: Piglets.
Lukus was actually able to catch one and pick it up! It squealed and the mama (who had to weight at least 300lbs—she was massive) started to charge Lukus. Needless to say, he put the baby down. I was insanely jealous. But fortunately the baby still posed for a photo.