Friday, May 11, 2012

and the winner is.................................................................
My forever home is with............ Tina & The Rock Bottom Hittys
Hello Friends! There was an unforeseen occurance and my hostess was under the weather for a few days. Never fear, though, as I have been having a very good chat session with Becassine. I've been sharing my travel stories with her and she has been telling me about her history. Becassine gave me a few flowering plants to remind me of springtime. Becassine had also crocheted me a nice blanket to take with me to my forever home. And of course, baby elephant, who won't detach himself from me at all.
I received many lovely gifts from the hostesses along my way and I thank each and everyone, very much! I have good memories that go with each item!
It is time for the drawing, to see where I go for my forever home. The excitement builds!! Hitty Agatha

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A flowering shrub................................. My hostess and I were spending some time outdoors this evening. It was quite warm today and even now the outside temp is 84 degrees. I posed in front of a flowering shrub out in the yard. This is an Oleander shrub. While driving around town today with my hostess, I say many of them. Some had white flowers, red flowers, or pink flowers and many of them were very tall. Most that I saw were planted to be dividers between yards. After we got home, I researched about these shrubs on the computer. I learned that they can grow as tall as 20 ft. and I'm sure that many I saw today were this tall! They also can tolerate bad soil, lots of hot sun (both of which exist here in the desert!) and they don't need much water, another plus when living in the desert. The downside of these shrubs, though, is that the oleander is poisonous. One has to make sure that the children and pets don't eat the leaves or the flowers. The dog that lives here, Lady, has never eaten anything from this shrub, thank goodness. Lady is an older dog now but in many ways she still acts like a pup when it comes to chewing on things. Leave any kindling lying around for firewood, or any pinecones, and Lady helps herself to them!
Oh my, that is terrible, what happened to those guys who used the oleander branches to cook hotdogs! A strong lesson to educate yourself on local plant life! I did read, while researching, the statement that the branches and leaves were not to be used in a barbeque fire. It is very scary, to me, to have a poisonous plant on the property! My hostess feels the same way and said it would not hurt her feelings any if the rest of the shrubs were cut down. Better to plant something that isn't harmful to anyone! Hitty Agatha

Monday, May 7, 2012

4th Episode After a few days of R & R, Hitty Agatha and the DIT's are back to questioning more residents. They came upon Mouse and asked him if he had seen the missing guinea pigs. Mouse says "No, I've not seen anything like that. I and one of my offspring, here with me, just left the garden. It looked like someone had been in there and there are some fresh veggies missing. Of course, my offspring and I had a few samples but all the empty spots are not from us."
"Thank you Mouse" says the DIT's. Hitty Agatha says, "I suspect the kidnappers raided the garden for food for themselves and the guinea pigs. So at least we know they have not gone hungry." Further on in their travels, Hitty Agatha and the DIT's come upon a Leprechaun resting at the base of a tree. Toby asks the Leprechaun is he has seen any lost guinea pigs. "I've been traveling hither and yon, searching for my pot of gold. I have not seen any such critters in my travels" says the Leprechaun.
The Leprechaun says, while pointing, "You should check out something down the road from here. I've been hearing some strange animal noises and also what sounds like giggling and talk that comes from humans."
Hitty Agatha and the DIT's follow the Leprechaun's suggestion and the closer they get, the louder the laughter and talking. All three, in unison, say "I think I know where the guineas are!!" The DIT's said, "We'll catch the kidnappers red-handed, too! They are making so much noise, I'm sure they can't hear us approaching!" The three approach a tent where the noise is coming from and they stand there and listen for a few minutes.
Hitty Agatha opens the front flap on the tent and SURPRISE! There are the culprits and the rest of the missing guinea pigs! And there appears to be............WHAT?!?! A baby elephant?!?!?!!!
Hitty Agatha and the DIT's, with the help of the 3 kidnappers, are able to get the guinea pigs back to their own habitat.
No one is quite sure about the baby elephant! The boys tell differing stories about how it came about. And one thing about it being a doll's world, anything is possible!!! The baby elephant seems to have taken a liking to Hitty Agatha. Agatha says that she has the same great love for animals that her carve Mom has and she thinks the baby elephant can sense this love and has attached itself to Agatha! Charlie, being the tallest of the boys, admitted that he was the culprit who took the little piggies from their cage. And Clayton and little David were right behind him, egging him on! Little David was the one who knew about the tent and suggested it would be a good hideout for the boys and the little critters. And yes, they robbed veggies from the vegetable garden, to feed the critters and themselves. It is still a mystery as to where the baby elephant came from. Little David also admitted to getting into the flour. He says it is great for making roads and hills for his little cars! All the boys will have to check in with Becassine and give her an accounting of their bad deeds. We have every confidence that Becassine, being the good nanny that she is, will be able to met out proper punishment to the boys for their deeds! Hitty Agatha is relaxing after the solving of the mystery and working with the 2 young DIT's. She is taking a stroll, enjoying the nice evening air. Baby Elephant is walking with her, she won't let Agatha out of her site! It appears Hitty Agatha has another travel companion to keep her company!
Agatha is feeling good that it was a happy outcome for the guinea pigs. And the two young DIT's are happy as they got their Detective Certificates!! They are now full fledged detectives, just like Hitty Agatha! All this is going through Agatha's mind, as she strolls along. "All is well that ends well!", says Hitty Agatha.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

3rd episode And the investigating of the missing guinea pigs continues! Next, Hitty Agatha, Tony and Toby come upon the Raggedys, Annie & Andy, and Teddy. Tony is questioning Annie and Toby is questioning Andy. The boys ask, "Have any of you seen any guinea pigs go by here?" All 3 answered "no" in unison. They said they hope the guinea pigs are found and returned to their home. They just arrived here after some adventures of their own and they know what it is like to be lost!
Hitty Agatha and the boys travel on and what is this?!?!! "It can't be snow!" says Tony. "The temperature is too warm and it would be melted!" "It is flour!" says Toby. "I remember hearing of a little boy who likes to get into the flour canister and get some to build roads and hills for his toy cars! Next we'll have to find out who and where this little boy is!"
Hitty Agatha says, "Look, there are some animal footprints outside of the flour; it looks like the guinea pigs may have come this way." The boys said, "Yes, and there are some larger footprints that look to belong to feet larger than the guinea pigs feet! I see one the shape of a boy's shoe, but what made the other footprints?? We have a FEW mysteries to solve!!"
The boys and Hitty Agatha heard a noise, like a guinea pig makes, and they followed the noise. Lo & behold, one of the guinea pigs found his way back home! "I bet the poor little thing is thirsty and hungry!" says Hitty Agatha.
Now to find the other missing guinea pigs and to solve the other mysteries!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Agatha-2nd episode Tony and Toby were checking out the critters that live here and when they came up to the guinea pig cage, lo & behold, there were no guinea pigs in it!! Hitty Agatha says: "Where could they have gotten to?? There is no way they got out of the cage by themselves." "They had to have help. We sure hope they weren't stolen!!" said Tony and Toby.
"We've got our trusty magnifying glasses to help us search for clues. We need to question some of the dolls who live here, to see if they know anything about this." said Tony and Toby. "That is very smart thinking boys." says Hitty Agatha. "Amelia, have you seen any guinea pigs run by here?" asked Tony. "I've been very busy rocking my baby doll to sleep. I'm sure I would have noticed the guinea pigs, though, if they HAD come through here! Maybe you could ask Smurf. He is over there pouting 'cause he is jealous that my baby doll is getting most of the attention." says Amelia Thimble.
"Smurf, have you seen any guinea pigs run by here?" asked Toby. Smurf just stood there with his arms crossed and didn't answer Toby, so Toby took that to mean the answer was no!
Hitty Agatha and the two young detectives continue on their way, to question some other doll people.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Hitty Agatha Arrives in California There was a rumor that a famous lady detective was coming to visit us in California. There are two DIT's (Detectives In Training) that live here and they were VERY excited to hear of the arrival of this famous person! We'd like to introduce you to the DIT twins, Tony and Toby. They think one of their best detecting secrets is that they are identical twins and no one can tell them apart! Here are Tony and Toby, waiting patiently by the mailbox for the arrival of our visitor. Oops!! Now here you can see they are in need of Hitty Agatha's expertise! Do you know what is wrong in this picture?
Did you guess the answer? Yes, this is a mailbox where OUTGOING mail is deposited! Not a mailbox for incoming mail!! Well, these two little guys are still in training! We hope Hitty Agatha can hone their detecting skills! Our visitor almost didn't make it to us on her specified arrival day! The mail person left a postal pick-up slip in the mailbox, without attempting to deliver Hitty Agatha to the household, even though someone was home and on the lookout for her! The grandson saved the day and he went to the post office and got Hitty Agatha so she was able to arrive as scheduled! Hooray! Tony and Toby are on top of the box that Hitty Agatha arrived in. They have their magnifying glasses in hand and their briefcases to keep their notes in; they are well prepared and very anxious to meet the famous lady detective.
And the great moment has arrived when Tony and Toby get to meet the famous Hitty Agatha! They are most happy to make her acquaintance! Hitty Agatha says, "I'm honored to be working with these young DIT's, Tony and Toby. And what a nice welcome they have given me!"

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dothan Botanical Gardens..................................... Dear Friends, The time is soon coming for me to leave The Wiregrass and travel to the west. My visit here has been very pleasant, if chaotic, but I thrive where mysteries abound and can make decent sense of even the slightest clue. My hosts, however, allowed me a respite this glorious Sunday, and we celebrated thusly: Earth Day 2012 - Consider the Lilies of the Field - Dothan Botanical Gardens The Volunteer Garden "The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:12
> Along The Path "Jesus answered...but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:13-14
Recycled Art "The earth is the LORD's, and everything in it..." Psalm 24:1 In The Wetlands "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:20

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Affair of the Pilfered Pastry - Conclusion

A tiny doll, whose under-drawers could conceivably be created from a bit of cloth hardly larger than a postage stamp, is clearly no match for the volumes of scenic drapery that now enfolded me. "Blast!", I thought, "That miscreant will steal away and with her the pastry for the party scene!" I knew just how much the actors enjoyed playing that scene. "Do not eat while in costume" was a hard and fast rule with The Stage Manager. Act I; Scene 11 afforded the cast the only opportunity for nourishment in two hours and thirty-five minutes.

The curtains muffled the sounds from the wings and stage. I could not discern what direction the thief had taken, or if indeed, she was not still there, waiting to do me further injury. I struggled free of the curtains at last and flung myself onto the stage floor, ready for any comers. And there she stood, her back to me, a petite nun, hungrily devouring the the last of the ladyfingers.

"Unhand those ladyfingers!", I demanded. She spun about, guilt written all over her child-like countenance. "Miss V!", I exclaimed, "You? I had not expected this of you!"

Between sobs, Miss V. related her sorrowful tale. "As an actress, I tried to develop the virtues of poverty and obedience expected of a Sister. I wished to be a credit to the production. Night after night, however, the tantalizing aroma of buttery pastries tempted me beyond what I was able to bear...I succumbed to that temptation. Forgive me."

I ask you, Dear Reader, can we not forgive this bit of pastry pilfering?

'Course we can - piece o' cake!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Affair of the Pilfered Pastry - Part 2

In the following report, the names of the suspects are given according to the role they portray, in order to protect the (mostly) innocent.
The investigation began close to the scene of the crime on the stage right prop table. Franz, Captain Von Trapp’s butler, was well-known for his backstage pranks, but a quick glance at his personal props, a silver tray and elegant snifter, revealed nothing - nary a crumb; nary a drop. This time the actor could proclaim his complete innocence.

Perhaps Liesl’s love interest, Rolf, the youth swayed by Nazi propaganda, was responsible?

He seemed such a pleasant young man, well-thought of by his fellow actors and with a considerable talent. Could he have become consumed by his character – a victim of method acting? Rolf was prompt for the interview, professed his innocence and assured me of his complete cooperation. Had he seen anything out of the ordinary, I queried? “No” was the reply, “Nothing more than rather more nuns, novices and postulants backstage than usual. It’s hard to keep track of all that black and white femininity.”

While I conducted the investigation behind the scenes, Hedydd continued her rehearsal. Her voice didn’t sound quite as clear as it had initially. I pondered the likely cause. Dust from falling from the teasers**? An un-brushed habit? Something perhaps ingested?

I cornered the Stage Hands at The Stage Manager’s station. Usually fine, hard-working characters, Stage Hands do, at times, despair of actors’ histrionics and, occasionally, perpetrate, quite unprofessionally and certainly without sanction of The Stage Manager, a small revenge.

I could not believe it of these two, but I was compelled to interview all likely suspects dispassionately and without prejudice. Under the glare of the blue light, I interrogated them both. My inquiries revealed nothing. They both had been about the business of creating the magic in which the audience would marvel. “However”, remarked the Crew Chief, “I did observe a very diminutive nun behaving in quite an odd fashion”. “Yes”, recalled the other, “She seemed to be secreting something under her scapular***”.

Hedydd had ceased her warbling, and I assumed she has quit the stage and retreated to her dressing room. At the same moment, the Stage Hands pointed up-stage left, and I hurried behind the Abbey drop, suddenly knowing full well whom I would find there and what she had been about. I fully intended to take this puffed-up dolly down a peg or two. The noise of my wooden footsteps echoed across the stage and must have alerted the perpetrator. I heard the swish of long skirts and saw the swirl of black curtains. Dark velvet enveloped me. I spun inside the depths of the tormentors, barely clinging to consciousness.

To be continued....

** Teasers are the horizontal masking curtains.
***A Scapular is part of a nun’s habit, sleeveless outer garment that hangs from the shoulders.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Affair of the Pilfered Pastry-Part 1

Dear Enthusiasts of Crime Fiction,

I have arrived safely in the Wiregrass, a region of the Deep South
encompassing small corners of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. After
over-nighting in the local Post Office Hostel, I made my way to the
Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center, whereupon I found myself
with immediate employment in solving a small mystery which I have set
down in my case book as "The Affair of the Pilfered Pastry".

As soon as my SOC photographer emerges from the darkroom, pictures will
be posted.


Hitty Agatha

The word "actor" is derived from the Greek, "hypokrites", from which, as you can no doubt see, we English speakers receive our term for a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion: hypocrite. Armed with that knowledge, I was escorted by Hitty Hedydd and The Stage Manager to the beautiful Performing Arts Center at the newly built Enterprise High School.

(Many of you may recall the destruction of the old high school and, sadly, the loss of eight young lives by a vicious tornado in 2007. The Hitty community throughout the United States rallied behind the Wiregrass Hitties to raise 1200 dollars for UMCOR.

Hedydd disappeared into the long hall of dressing rooms to prepare for her role in “The Sound of Music”. I found myself installed on the property table backstage and given the task of organizing the props. The Stage Manager was quite firm. "Unless it is their personal prop, Agatha, no one should touch the props, play with them, or otherwise even consider them. Above all, NO ONE must eat them", she said, pointing to a silver tray piled with delicate ladyfingers. "Actors are notorious for their appetites and, beyond their craft, have very little discipline - be vigilant".
Hedydd emerged from the dressing room, swept across the stage to examine the conductor’s score and make a few minor adjustments for her solo.

The assumption of a costume had somewhat altered Hedydd’s usual sunny disposition. I watched her from the darkened wings. Other cast and crew were now arriving in the theatre as the time for “curtain up” drew closer. The stage hands busied themselves with the rigging and the drops; actors dashed about in various states of undress and make-up.
Hedydd called up to the booth and demanded lights before she began her warm-ups. “Mi-Me-Ma-Mo-Mu, Mi-Me-Ma-Mo Mu”, she sang and, taking breath for a moment said, “and where is my vocal coach? Agatha”, she practically hissed, “Be a dear, and fetch her”. I abandoned my post, hurried to find Hedydd’s coach and conveyed her to the stage where Hedydd stood fuming under the hot lights.

Turning to the dark of the wings, it took my eyes a moment to adjust after the brilliance of being under the lights. It did seem like something was causing more of a reflection than there ought to be. The tormentors* billowed as doors opened and closed in the house. The flash seemed to be coming from the property table. Something was catching the beams of light filtering in as the curtains moved. Alas, I perceived at once what it was. In my haste to do Hedydd’s bidding, I had left the ladyfingers unattended! They were all gone, saving a few crumbs.

* Tormentors are side curtains used for masking the backstage.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Agatha Mystery Item Mystery and last day/ night here

Tina here, I was sitting here thinking about Hitty Agatha and her love of solving and explaining mysteries. Well, I spoke with her, and we have decided to have a little Hostess Mystery, would you be interested in playing along? We will be waiting for any input on your part, all we need is for you to agree to look at a photo, and then make a guess at what it might be?
I am working with her to get this done, so come on and play. And for those who aren't hosting, you can also play along in this mystery. After I see if there is any interest on your parts, you can be sure I will be adding a photo for you to see.

Okay now handing the keyboard over to Agatha.

Hi Everyone, Agatha here, I spent some time with Tina alone. We chatted about life as a human, and also the life of a doll. We enjoyed seeing how a dolls life is so much similiar to humans. We have wants and needs.. Only our needs are much more easier to do without, well some anyways. We don't HAVE to eat, we enjoy the part of no calories, (chuckle, laugh, snicker) oh if you humans could enjoy food the way we do, there would never be reason for another diet. We do need to be loved, clothed and hoping all are housed properly, but if not, at least have a spot for us to rest and relax.
Anyways, we together have come up with another mystery, but you will be the ones who solve this one, that is if you agree to send in your guess.... It may be spot on, but then again, it may be way off. So get your thinking caps on. And soon you will see a photo, try to see what you can in it, and then send Tina and myself your guess.. We will take the ones who play along put them in a hat and draw a name to win a small prize.. So come on and let us know, are you interested?

I have posted the photo for you all to check out

. After looking, be sure to let
Tina hear from you. Send an email to caboose_970 @ to be entered
into the drawing. All you have to do is email a guess.. It doesn't have to be
right, and it can be
I will be announcing right before I leave here to head out on my next
adventure.. Which will be next Monday at the latest.
Sincerely, Hitty Agatha

and the winner is..................................

I want to thank you all for helping me (Hitty Agatha) out with this mystery. I had a grand time
working on this with my Hitty friends here at Rock Bottom.
We wrote out all the names of everyone who sent an email and made a guess..
After that we folded each piece into little tiny squares, and put into a bowl.. I knew how many there was and had Tommy (Tina's other half) to pick a number between 1-9 and then we counted out to that number which was 7. When I got to the seventh one, I opened it up to read the name of the winner.

So that you all know, there wasn't a correct guess, so we are the only ones who know just what it is.
Now if you would like to know, we will have to see if the winner wants to know. If she does, we will post a photo of the said prize..
Also please send me your address so that I can get it into the mail this week...

Okay here we go, hold onto you hats, and with a huge hooray.... Jane .. You Won!!!!

Yippee.. This was fun.. Oh and the guesses are at the end of this post.

I hope everyone enjoyed this little mystery. I know we did here..

Thanks for playing along.
Hitty Hugs, Tina and Hitty Agatha

a cupboard--Linda

a chair --Barb

a chair -- Kathie

corner cupboard Jane

Hitty bench -- Kathleen

furniture -- Sherry

chest of drawers-- Sharon

wagon or furniture such as cabinet or bookshelves-- Judy

recipe book --Brooke

it is a breadbox...............

I wanted to let everyone know, I have had a great time with The Rock Bottom Hitty's. They have so much going on we seemed to be always grabbing a blanket and pillow to take a nap whenever and whereever we could.
Always a grandkid, or someone calling or coming over. Never know from one minute to the next what is going on. So no real plans can be made without exspecting to cancel some.
I wasn't sure what my last day would be like, and everyone was hush, hush about it.
So the night before I was to leave, I found them all sitting around acting all innocent. About the time I walked into the room, they all screamed out We love you, and will miss you Agatha!!!
There was cake and soft drinks, snack foods of all kinds.
They presented me with a sample of the Epidote Stone and also a maginfying glass.
I was so excited to learn that I would be traveling the next day to visit with more friends of mysteries. I do hope we can solve more mysteries, as that is my favorite thing to do.
I had one last mystery here, and that was to find out how time can fly by so fast? We thought we had it all figured out, but time ran out. So I will continue with this on my agenda, and if I figure this one out, I will let you all know. Wouldn't it be grand to know just how when your having such a grand time that before you know time has passed and the fun has to end.
With that mystery unsolved, I will say goodbye for now. I will check back in when I am settled at my next stop.
Take care.
Sincerely, Hitty Agatha

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today We got busy studying...............................

Today We got busy studying the questions of the stone found on the property of the Rock Bottom Hittys and their people family. It is dark green in color and has some areas that are darker, some even have specks of yellow in them.

We searched online using Hitty Ernestina's laptop to see what we might find.

After googling we found some leads on how to figure out what this mystery stone might be?

I told the Gang here at Rock Bottom that we should first gather a few things we would need.

We need a microscope, a maginfying glass, Streak plate for testing color, a nail to test the hardness, and would be helpful if they would gather some books on gems and minerals. Last but not least, some samples. So off they went in search of everything on the list.

After they had gathered these, they all gathered around the table to watch and learn about just what they had found. I opened up a book and read a little about stones that would first have the coloration of the sample.

That way we could narrow down the field of what it may be just by color. We looked at a sample under the microscope.

Next we tapped it with the nail and a hammer, be very careful.

We didn't have safety glasses to go around, so I took the sample and held it inside a box turned on its side so no pieces would fly into anyones eyes.

A piece broke off with a hard tap. So that tells me it is a soft stone, but not too soft. Some minerals will break without tapping at all.
We next looked in the book to see what stones would fall under the green color, being somewhat soft.. We were able to narrow it down rather quickly, after noting the enviroment that this sample was found in. There is quartz, granite, mica and other minerals all around..
We came to the conclusion that this is Epidote. It is mostly used as a collectors piece, not of great value, as it is hard to cut into a usuable stone. Some have been hard enough to cut, but so far on this property it is all to soft.
So it looks as if the mystery stone is Epidote and will be something to look at and enjoy collecting, but not something that will make one rich..
Sincerely, Hitty Agatha

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My First Letter from Rock Bottom

Hello, Hitty Agatha here checking in. I was introduced to the Hitty's who live here at Rock Bottom. They seem to be a very inquisitive group.. There was all sorts of questions when we met? Where I was from? What was my favorite food? Which season is my favorite? And the list went on...
I answered the best I could. I told them I was traveling around to different homes, meeting families and soon would find out where I would be living. I was not going to be the one to decide that, but so far each place I have visited had wonderful families, and lots of loving Hitty's. There was one Miss Hetty Hickory that lived in Missouri, she was a character, I think she is misunderstood, a little tough on the outside, but more than likely, with the right amount of love and friendship she would make a fine neighbor. Oh I could go on and on but time is of the essence, as I have only 2 weeks to visit, and there seems a way that time speeds up when I get to each stop.
My favorite food would have to be anything freshly picked from a garden such as I found in Flintstione.. They were just getting ready to plant some seedlings, getting everything ready for spring planting. Oh I had to tell them also about being in Oklahoma, there I was in company of a family of Hitty's and we visited lots of landmarks, must of had something to do learning, being their person teaches school. It was fun at each stop and I was excited to know that my favorite interest of solving mysteries played a part in each visit.
We chatted a while and they all agreed we should do some searching and see if there was any mysteries here at Rock Bottom.
Hitty Ernestina, went and brought out some rocks with green stone in it... She said, "The man of the house found this on the land here, can you help us learn more about it?" So the first of our adventures begins. I will check back as soon as we learn more.
Tina has promised to take some photos and I will send them in when I write again.
A sunny day here, maybe a good day for some outside adventures.
Many Hugs,
Hitty Agatha

Agatha checking in...................

Hello to all my Friends, I wanted to check in while there is a slow moment here at the Rock Bottom Hittys home.
We have been really busy sluething out something, and I will have a photo post tomorrow on that. Tina has been helping me out with making sure I had what I needed to work this mystery out with the Hitty's here.
They are a curious group for sure.
Well, I hear someone calling me into the other room. I think they need my help..So until tomorrow, take care my friends.
Hitty Agatha

Monday, March 12, 2012

My journey in Flintstone has came to an end

We had a wonderful time last night. Some of the Hittys and friends here got together for my last night here and had a game night. We all had such a good time. I am so looking forward to going to North Carolina and visiting with Tina and The Rock Bottom Hittys but in the same I will miss my friends here in Flintstone.

This morning I got up and will be leaving here. Some of my many friends are here to say goodbye. I will miss you all and who knows the mystery of my forever home will take several more stops and never know I may return.

Greetings Agatha

Ps-Hittys here with pegs crossed-we so enjoyed you Agatha and will never forget you.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Agatha Looking around the outside continued

I meet person Linda when I came into the house all others are sleeping. I sked her about the end of the field with the poles in it. That is there strawberry patch. Anyone guess right???
Linda shows me where they use some of the dirt I seen in the shed in the bucket. There is little pots that has parsnip and cherry tomato seeds in them.

In the window sill above where the little pots are is a plastic bag. Linda explains to me parsnips are so hard to grow to get the seeds to germinate in the ground. She read on the internet how they can be started inside. The other thing in the window is a jar with something in it. Anyone wanta guess what?

Linda opens the bag with the parsnip seeds in it. oh my gosh she says some have sprouted. Do you see the white little tails on some of the seeds. That means the seed has germinated. There were a few the other day too.Linda took them and put them in dirt in the little pots.Can you all see the white tails????

Now for that thing in the jar. Linda says they all love sweet taters. If you put a sweet tater that you have grown in a jar in water it will grow plants out of it. They break off the plants and plant them in dirt later and they go in the greenhouse until can be planted in the garden. You have to look real hard to see them, they are like a littl bump on it.

Well it sure has been an interesting day. I have learned about a couple things that will go in there garden later. I will not be here for that so was nice to have a little mystery of what it was about.