Hi, my name is Patty and we, my husband of 42 years and his 79 yr old mother, are in the process of moving from Ohio to a little 7 acre "horse farm" off Rt. 344. It carries an address of Whitesburg but is in Hawkins Co. We won't be fully moved until about the end of July. I have joined the Garden Web. Our place is so plantless that it is pitiful. We have a small area of woods and a few Mallow (aka mini hollyhocks) that are beautiful. The former owners were certainly not into any outside gardening. I have so many questions that it would take two days to put in writing. My one concern is vegetable gardening. Will I be better off to build raised beds. I had some questions previously and posted a question and a wonderful woman replied. I believe she was Mary whose specialty is roses. I have my hands full with a very sick mother in law, but I believe that we should take care of our parents as long as possible. I will have trouble making a plant swap but was wondering how far the MTPS is from Hawkins County and wondering if there are any others maybe closer in my area. I read a lot of the posts and plan to be active in the swaps, as Mom's health allows. Our faith is strong and know that the good Lord is always present.