Day 162: No horses

Day 162:

After what feels like weeks, I returned to my home base to check on my animals and discovered both of my horses are gone. I don’t know how. I don’t know when. Maybe they died and turned to dust like the monsters. Maybe they figured out how to jump the fence. But I’m horseless, that I’m sure of.

I’m not sure if it’s worth capturing more horses. Cows produce milk and taste delicious and make good sized amounts of leather. Duckens produce eggs and taste delicious and make many tiny annoying pieces of leather, but also feathers.  Horses? Well, they yelled at me a lot. And they could drag a heavy load if I needed them to.

For now I’m checking the fences and stocking up on supplies in case it’s weeks before I return again.

Top-down watercolor of two horse-hoof-shaped indents in a green background.
The only hint I found was two hoof-shaped indents in the grass on the other side of the fence.