Pigging out

COVID and its aftermath have created some unlikely farmers.  During lockdown, we shared how Fr. Matthias was growing beans as a helpful and healthy pastime.  On a recent visit, we met Fr. Gonzaga’s bounty of pigs and piglets – 51 in all.  Students and adults got a kick out of the little pink babies scurrying out of their pens to wrestle and play. Scraps from the rectory meals are used to feed the pigs. We learned from several Ugandans that the recent years’ challenges have taught them important lessons on how to become more self-sufficient. For Fr. Gonzaga the recent dry climate made it easier to raise pigs than crops. “It’s helped us to survive,” he said.