Turning The Corner Into Fall

We’ve clearly turned the corner into fall. You can almost hear the cosmic gears turning as the leaves start to fall and the squirrels start to feed on the hickory nuts. I can report that the young squirrels, at least, … Continue reading

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Blues & Barbecue Festival Is This Weekend

Our best event, the Blues & Barbecue Festival is scheduled for this weekend. The forecast doesn’t look great, but we’ve had a lot more rain forecast than has actually fallen lately, so it may turn out to be OK weather-wise. … Continue reading

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Weekend Forecast

Beautiful early fall day on the porch. We started at 65 degrees this morning, and it’s now 69 on the porch with a fairly strong breeze. Wonderful. Monday is the Labor Day Barbecue, but strictly drive through. See the previous … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup – Labor Day Barbecue Now Drive Through

We got 2-1/2 inches in leftover rain from Ida. As I said in my last post, the brunt of the storm rolled north of us, so we didn’t get the high winds in Morganton. The morning temperatures have dropped about … Continue reading

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Wet

The vanguard of the storm blew through here about 6:30 PM last night. The wind was pretty strong, but it was one of those deals that hit the rim and rolled around us to the north. Counting the usual 5 … Continue reading

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Even More Concerning Article On Delta Varient

The mild case may be a myth. From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/12/when-it-comes-to-breakthrough-cases-are-we-ignoring-long-covid-once-again

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Very Concerning Article On Delta Varient

We aren’t tracking breakthrough cases that don’t result in hospitalization, so that 1% number you hear is bullshit. Apparently the Biden CDC is just as political as the Trump CDC. From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/09/america-is-flying-blind-when-it-comes-to-the-delta-variant

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Bird Migration May Be Stirring

We’ve heard geese flying over Cutcane Creek lately, probably to and from the old quarry. I may have seen a small flight of teal as well the other day. (Teal are early migrants.) And there’s been some reports that suggest … Continue reading

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Fannin Vax Rate Is 17%

In my last post, I noted that the Union County vax rate is 42%. While disappointingly low, the Fannin County rate is much lower, 17%. I suppose this serves as an objective correlative of the relative enlightenment of the two … Continue reading

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A Note on Local Vax Rates, Union General Hospital Not Requiring Vax of Employees

For those of you who may wonder what’s going on locally, the vax rate in Union County is about 42%. I’d assume that Fannin County is lower. Hospitalizations have tripled in Union County as of last week. Speaking of hospitalizations, … Continue reading

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