Rather upsettingly there were two more piglets missing today, again I looked incase they had wondered off, but no. I think that something is coming in to their feild and taking them, snake? fox? dog? bird of prey?
Worse than that, the mother has an eye infection which I have been trying to deal with, I got her to lie down today and I had a good look in her eye only to discover that there is no longer an eye there ??????
I am left with a feeling of resignation and almost despair, understanding intellectually that these things happen and it’s all part of the farm cycle and of nature, doesn’t change that today I feel a bit quiet and sad.