I wanted to share my excitement at my family’s little patch of heaven in our own backyard. We feel very green (thumb-ish) and proud of the bounty of our crop this summer. The success of our garden is due in large part to keeping the furry critters from the backyard free lunch program of years past…My husband built the screens, and later the fence with the screens on top, to protect our salad fixins as long as we could. So far, I have yet to see any squirrels or rabbits in the garden patch…we did however trap a chipmunk in our garage that scared the living daylights out of me…oh, did I mention the coyote I saw in my backyard, and the fox I hear is frequenting the Lynhurst neighborhood? Life in the city ain’t what it used to be. But the arugula, mesclun and spinach are fresh, the cucumbers, tomatoes yet to come, and the carrots and beets a treat for fall. The rest I plan to get at the Fulton Farmers Market, now open Saturday mornings at 49th and Chowen!