The staff and students in Ukraine have facebook so we are always updated on things in the village. Garry usually has a video chat with Max every week, so he is updated on crops and whether they can sell them. The answer to that is usually that they can't get enough for them to cover the cost of growing them. This year they only grew as much corn as they needed for silage to feed the cows. They hope to sell the sunflower crop, when it's harvested at a decent price, it was the one crop that has been easier to sell since the war started. They were worried about having the funds to pay someone to combine, but someone that owed the farm money got some cash and paid them. Max says people in the village are learning to get along without money.
There was a birthday party for one of the new girls that came last year, in the photos you can see many of the students who have been around for years, and some of the new ones. Two new guys arrived recently to our little community.
Looks like a hotdogs and watermelon picnic. Garry is planning another visit to the village, probably in November.