Hi y’all- it’s Fall!

By on October 7, 2021

And how do I know this? I had to, first find the darn things, then put them on– yes, my slippers! For the life of me I don’t remember what the dogs and I did since the last issue. I can’t decide if time is at a standstill or flying by so fast that I can barely catch it. Maxine and Zevon are all about the cooler temps, running out the driveway like their tails were on fire with big smiles on their faces. While Maxine is supplementing her diet with persimmons, Zevon prefers to chase the deer that hang out in the field under the powerlines. So far his efforts have been in vain.

In all of my 30 years coming to our mountain cabin and now 10 years here fulltime, I saw the resident bobcat for the very first time! He/she slinked across my driveway following a deer trail, in broad daylight, only 100 ft. from my deck. I’ve heard it caterwauling in season, snarling over a nearby deer carcass, and seen it’s foot prints, but this my first true sighting. Wow, just amazing!

With fall upon us it’s the time of apples, pumpkins, festivals, and fairs here in the mountains. Folks come to see the colorful leaves and stay to drink in the cool air and sip warm cider. Our Fall Festivals listing and growing calendar of events should give just about anyone something fun to do. Don’t forget the apple recipes, courtesy of Georgia Grown, they look pretty yummy.
Fall is the perfect time for being outdoors and golfing right next to the Toccoa River on the gorgeous course at Old Toccoa Farm (OTF) couldn’t be better. OTF’s golf community is taking off with fabulous homes being built and the new tavern well underway. It truly is the place where “People, Lifestyle and Design Live Together.”

And if we can’t believe it’s fall already, just imagine how fast winter will be here! Our December/January issue will include our popular local shopping guide along with a listing of Holiday activities. Our small towns will be glowing with flickering lights, serving delicious foods, winter-time drinks, and all around good cheer.

We hope to see you here. In the meantime, stay safe while you enjoy the crisp fall weather, apple pies and fireside chill-axing.