There’s been a lot of comments recently from people who have seen fox on the island. Our hens run loose in the garden but my thought is if anything happens at least they’ve had the best life. They do always sleep in the henhouse with the hatch closed. All summer I’ve claimed the cherry tree to bring Esme down and put her safely in the henhouse. Until last night. I forgot to close the hatch and in the morning Maggie was the only one left out of 6 hens. At first I thought maybe they’d wandered into the neighbours garden but then saw the trail of feathers… Esme, Nugget, Zappa, Sookie and my favourite Pidgey, all gone. I am so sad and feel dreadful, because I didn’t close the hatch it feels like I killed them all.