Monday, 16 January 2017
Close readers of the Diary will have noticed that pigs haven't been mentioned much recently. This was in the vain hope that Hughie had forgotten about us and would put his swine elsewhere. The other day he arrived with these four, erected an enclosure and then, the next day, asked whether they were still inside it.
I have nothing against pigs - in fact, I rather like bacon - and the local pigs don't cause any problems except when they escape and threaten our lovely garden. More, they are obviously very profitable for the crofters, particularly as they attract premium prices for being free-range and heather-fed. It's just that they lower the tone of the neighbourhood.