Transition Season

Ah, Spring in South Georgia! If you watched any of the Masters, you know what I am talking about. The pine hillside away from my house is awash with Azaleas and Dogwoods blooming. It is also the time of the year when we go to bed with the AC on, and wake up to run and turn the heater on. Another thing that we experience in the spring here is yellow rain. The pine tree pollen looks like a solid yellow mist. Thank goodness we are past peak pollen season ! But then, man probably invented language to satisfy his deep need to moan and complain.


We have finished burning and are now doing maintenance and repairs in the hunting arena. The farm crew is getting ready to harvest a good looking crop of blueberries in about a week, and we will be planting about 6 acres of blackberries sometime this week. Our Satsuma orange trees look good, but we are still a year away from our first harvest. All of these crops are fairly new to us, but Greg and the gang appear to be handling it well.I told Greg that if the road was easy that he was likely going the wrong way.


Just a few random thoughts in closing:

  • If the three most important words in the English language are,”I love you”, then the four most important words are,”I told you so”.
  • How come you never see a headline like Psychic wins the lottery?
  • Never regret anything that made you smile.
  • Thomas Jefforson said, “Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who didn’t.” Did you read that, President Biden ?

Finally, I read this quote from a Kirk Diedrich-“ when you meet someone who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.”


I recently observed the one year anniversary of the death of my beloved wife of almost 50 years, and this quote really resonated with me ! We danced to that beat until God needed you more than I did, Martha.


I hope that everyone has a pleasant spring!