I like happy posts, fun posts, inspiring posts.
But life on a farm is not always happy, fun, or inspiring.
Somedays, life on a farm is hard.
During the afternoon feeding, we discovered one of Jonah's pigs was injured. He was laying down unable to get up. Off to the vet we took him. But apparently once a pig is "down" it won't ever get back up.
It was the little one that we callled Wilbur. Although he was from the same litter as the others, he has always been smaller. I suspect that he ended up on the bottom of the pig pile or they were playing too rough. There was just no way to save him.
Wilbur was a feeder hog not a pet. But the investment of time and money in animals, even those that will end up as meat, makes this a considerable loss for Jonah.
Plus, we all liked the little guy.