Today will be full of shopping local...in spite of the rain. I'm headed out shortly to Bypass Power and Equipment in Waynesville to get repair parts for the John Deere Mower. Then I'll go to the Tractor and Supply in Waynesville (yes, they are nationwide but they do employ a lot of local people) for rear tires...I guess 20 years is all I can expect out of the current tires.
After I get the John Deere stuff out of the way, I get to go to the Historic Waynesville Farmers Market. Time for good locally grown veggies and to start picking up some plant starts for our own garden. I'll have to hurry though, last time I missed them because I didn't get there before noon.
The real heavy rain is supposed to come in after 3pm today but we're all hoping it waits until tonight. The Greening of the Mountains festival is in Sylva today. Lots of music, food, local artists and environmental booths. Everyone works so hard to pull off these outdoor events that I don't want anyone disappointed.
It always feels best to put the money we worked hard for and earned locally back into our local economy. Shopping locally makes me happy!