As this summer comes to a close, I realize this has been an amazing season of rebuilding for myself and for the farm. We have rallied back again from losing our entire flock of chickens last Spring for the fourth time. This time to a very cunning red fox. I am so proud of the work my husband, Sam, has put into building our first chicken run. We have 37 birds now starting to lay eggs and I am feeling very confident of their new safe enclosure designed and hand built by my husband. Our garden too is beginning to thrive. Even with starting late and taking an extra long vacation, which by the way produced an abundant amount of weeds, we are successfully growing cucumber, green beans, corn, watermelon, okra, and broccoli. We are certainly enjoying the fruits of our labor!