As I sit down to write this newsletter I’m burdened with the ups and downs of farming. Everything is going well. Seeds are germinating, baby plants are growing and the seasons are progressing as normal. No matter how many things are going well there is always something that puts a hitch in my giddy-up. This time its unruly chickens that have been free-ranging a little too freely. My husband is in the process of repairing the fence that will keep them in their rightful part of our property, but in the meantime they have destroyed hundreds of baby plants. I am thankful for the eggs the chickens provide and I will replace the plants that have been lost, but this work keeps you humble.