We hope you've been enjoying the harvest thus far. The garden seems to be kicking into a higher gear as we pass the longest day of the year and begin the slow descent down the other side of daylight hill. We have been busy with virtually every primary farm task: sowing, planting, weeding, ground prep, irrigation, and harvest. The crew has been wonderful in their consistent enthusiasm and good heart, putting in many a long day to insure the crops are planted, cared for, and harvested at the right moment. One very sad note: a key member of the crew, our beloved farm dog, Ringo, passed away this week from a long simmering illness that finally caught up with him. For the past 12 and a half years, Ringo has been a constant presence on the farm, keeping an eye on the crows, following the head farmer as he walked the beds, enjoying occasional naps in the carrot beds, and giving good chase to a ball when one was thrown for him. He was a devoted, sweet, and energetic mutt who was always ready for the next adventure or cracked chicken egg. The attached photo is of Ringo in his prime while on a hike up Skyline Divide with our daughter, Sarah. We will miss him always and deeply.