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By SAVANNAH CUNNICK

OK, what happened to the sun today? Cold, windy and dreary; supposed to be warmer this week end, so we will be opened at the Trading Post. If anyone out there makes molasses, call me. We need some for our market area. Folks have asked for it often and we just haven't found a vendor. Also, Honey is another request. We have jams and jellies, but could use some canned veggies and fruits. Sold out. If you can salsa or pickles, that also would be great! Need more herbs this year, too. Please call me and reserve your free vending spot for spring at 615-464-7824.

We are also planning our first Flea Market Day for April. There is also no charge for setting up a table or canopy. We are looking for crafts, baked goods, antiques, furniture, pottery, baskets, household effects, toys. We always have a cook out and offer free hotdogs and sodas for all. It's always a good time, so seriously consider being part of our fun! This year, we are having our Flea Market once a month instead of every other month. We also have extra vending space for anyone wishing to sell on a more permanent basis every week-end. Once again, call me at the number above for further information. We are always looking for something new and different, so keep us in mind. Please do not throw out any old furniture...let us know about it first as we are always interested in that type of thing to refurbish and reupholster.

Well, all the four kitties have found homes. I think I told you about all of that last week. A young gentleman took the two blonde twins, another gal adopted the coal black furry calico and I took Gizmo the female calico. Whew, these cats are wearing us out! We still have our adult barn cats who keep the barn swept clean of mice, moles and whatever else they feel don't belong there. We drive out to feed them everyday and they are very pleased with that!
Keep an eye on the Short Mountain Distillery next door to us. They have constructed a huge restaurant area set with a banquet room for weddings, conventions and so forth. A new brandy product is on it's way and a celebration day is planned for it's introduction into the already fine grouping of moonshines available. Many fun exciting events are set for this year also. So, between the Short Mountain Trading Post and the Distillery I would say a very busy year is ahead of us! See you there!

I drove by Festus' house the other day and of course, he was doing the strangest thing. I could have sworn that I saw a pair of fireplace bellows in his hands and he was pumping air from the bellows into his front tire. I was afraid to ask, but I couldn't help myself. Festus, just what the heck are you doing now? He said, Hey, a few years back, I could get free air for my tires at the gas station. Now they charge a $1 for a short puff. So, by the time I fill all my tires with air, I could have bought a new tire! Well ok, Festus, do your thing, but, there's got to be a better way, Buddy.

Clyde got a new dog and a new trailor over the holidays. If you remember he had a dog that pulled all his trailor's insulation out and threw it all over the street and then Clyde blew out the back of his trailor when his turkey fryer exploded. So, indeed he did need a new home. Well, no more turkey fryers but sometime last night his new dog decided to munch on the insulation. I mean, his yard looked like a popcorn factory exploded! Martha had a fit and went to stay with her mother. She mumbled something about killing something, but I didn't quite pick it up. I mean, trailors and dogs just don't seem to work out for you, Cousin. Maybe he should get a cat or a bird or maybe just a fish. I think I will just stay out of this.

Well, I am gonna run for now, folks. Gizmo has decided she wants to do some typing on my lap top and my luck, she will erase every thing I have just written to all of you! Chat with you next week. Smile, be good to each other, drive carefully and give me a call on those items I mentioned earlier in my chat.
Hugs, Savannah

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