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Signs Of Spring: The Sarvis Blooms
This past weekend, our oldest sarvis bloomed. That’s Juneberry or Serviceberry up north. This is a large, older tree that was seriously damaged when the EMC did a powerline cut some thirty years ago. It’s still hanging in there, and … Continue reading
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TVA Cannot Meet Demand, Tells EMCs To “Curtail Their Load”
We received a text from the EMS saying that the TVA is having trouble meeting demand and has asked the EMCs to “curtail their load.” Shortly after that, the power went down. I imagine that Blue Ridge Mountain EMC turned … Continue reading
Copperhead Movement Reported
One of my neighbors told me Friday that he’d seen two copperheads in his driveway, and that two of his neighbors also reported seeing them. I think of late September as the time when they start moving around looking for … Continue reading
So Most of the Dogwoods Are In Full Bloom
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.
Cooper Creek Clearcut Concerns, Coming Events
My new website is almost ready, which is a good thing, given that it’s been almost impossible to work with the old website. I’ve seen some odd things lately. A few days ago, I saw an luna moth flying around … Continue reading
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Yearlings and Bucks
The weather was beautiful over the weekend of the 4th, with temperatures barely above 70° and a very nice wind most afternoons. It’s really the first time it’s dried out all summer. I was shocked this morning to see the … Continue reading
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Good things happening
The summer is off to a rainy start that feels a lot like last year’s very wet summer. If the trend continues, it won’t dry out much until September, which is historically our driest month. On the plus side, we’ve … Continue reading
Racing… away from Tumbling Creek
There’s still quite a bit of sarvis in bloom, and the redbuds are still going strong. There are a few dogwoods in full flower, but most of them will probably be another week or more, depending on the amount of … Continue reading
What Flower is This?
After the cold snap and a little rain, yesterday’s temperature on the porch reached 70°, and it is expected to be warmer today. Yesterday, we had to knock off early and just sit out there and revel in the sights … Continue reading
The weather has bounced back really cold. We had 23° on the porch this morning, and we had some pretty strong snow flurries yesterday, during the day. It’s a bit odd, with the forsythia blooming, the daffodils up, and the … Continue reading