Now into their second month in Provence, the Mayles continue to learn about local customs and culture. They track down Columbani the plumber and electrician and agree on an upgrade to the kitchen. He promptly shows up with a rather large work crew, but not necessarily to work. They meet their neighbor Antoine Rivière who promises them a fox and sure enough, they soon find one hanging in their garden shed. The man soon shows up with recipe for his gift.