It has felt like spring off and on, and it acts like it is trying to be spring, but winter isn’t ready to let go quite yet. We’ve got a forecast of flurries every day for the rest of the week. I haven’t seen the first Mourning Cloak yet, which I consider the first really solid “sign of spring,” but there have been a lot of migrating birds coming through. I’ve seen a Rufus Towhee or two, and lots of warblers I can’t identify. It wasn’t a very tough winter, but it didn’t seem to have many of those days we usually get where we can eat dinner on the porch, so I think most people are ready for spring.
I just attended a meeting of the Fannin County Water Authority, and it seems that it is going to be a bit of a challenge to get the necessary number of people to sign up for county water in My Mountain. If any of you folks who are reading this live there, it is definitely time to sign up and urge your neighbors to sign up, if you want county water. The Estate of Roy Quintrell sent a letter to the Authority basically stating that they are raising their water prices above what the county will charge, which seems to remove one option from the table, that of staying in the existing water supply.
The Toccoa River Restaurant is set to reopen. They are having a Grand Reopening Celebration February 7th at 4:00 PM.