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You might not have heard of the heirloom apple project at the Georgia Mountain Research Center in Blairsville. The current superintendent, Ray Covington, is a doer, not a wanker. https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2021/03/26/apples-their-eye-uga-helping-reclaim-forgotten-georgia-fruit/6927789002/
The dogwoods should hold through the weekend, maybe into next weekend. The wild card is the heavy rain forecast for Saturday. It’s no secret we’re in a drought, so I suppose some skepticism is in order. But … if we … Continue reading
So, as we old Georgia hands like to say, “No one is safe when the legislature is in session.” That’s a hoary old adage that was surely confirmed this session, as an unprecedented attack on voting rights took place, including … Continue reading
At least around our place. They should last this weekend and the next, unless we get a pounding rainstorm, which seems unlikely, given that we need rain and we just can’t seem to get any.
We got the sad news today that Tom Striker had died. He was a major force in the birding community here. As many know, he owned Blue Ridge Bird Seed in downtown Blue Ridge. He and his wife Sonja worked … Continue reading
Our crabapples are in bloom, and some dogwoods are there, or almost there. We had a little rain today, maybe a little less than a quarter inch, and that should help matters. This is the time of year to look … Continue reading
The dogwoods are in process of blooming, but I haven’t seen one in bloom yet. There may be a few this weekend, depending on the rain situation. But I expect next weekend, or even the one after that may be … Continue reading
We’ve had 2.6 inches since midnight, according to the weather station at Merciers. The creeks I can see from the porch are high but not flooding. I think they will, if we get anything like the forecast rain. If they … Continue reading