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Posted: 2/9/2021 11:27:04 PM EDT
I have an ancient family connection to Georgia.  My Mothers family moved to NC in the late 30's to work in the cotton mills.

I remember as a child driving down to my Great Grand Parents farm for a pig pickin birthday celebration for somebody, I was very young.

I think it was near Athens, but I mat be wrong.

It was a beautiful rural land, and I loved it

Last week I was watching a show about a Georgia farmer who was making unprocessed oils.  Sunflower and Peanut.

He is located in Pitt Georgia.  I did brief research and that looks like an incredible part of your state, at least to a medium sized city guy.  

I wonder, is this small town, or one of the many around there good retirement country?

I jokingly said to the wife after we watched the show that I wanted to move and she said Ok, she can work from anywhere.

So, tell me about S Georgia,

I know it is hot in the summer, I love heat, and probably the winters are mild.

I want to live out my last days away from the city and all that comes with it.





Link Posted: 2/10/2021 12:43:42 AM EDT
I live 9 miles from the oliver farm, there's several households around me that are retirees that moved from Florida. I paid 80k for my house and 5 acres, it's worth 150k now because of Floridans buying up stuff around here. My neighbors house had to be sold because of a divorce and it sold for a half million, but it's an extremely nice house. The area is nice but it's 30mins to a Walmart, 45mins to decent sized towns such as tifton or perry. If you want quiet, it's quiet except for whenever you want to shoot. You can live on the lake in cordele but its gonna cost you, the lake isn't that big, and it gets pretty packed in the summer. Cordele is also a decent sized town but fairly small and quiet.
Link Posted: 2/10/2021 1:38:42 PM EDT
Georgia is sucking wind politically keep that in mind.
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This.


We just moved here from Oklahoma, a full red state with constitutional carry.  A month after moving into our new house the state not only turns blue but elects one of the most radical full of sh!t, dishonest, freedom hating, military hating, America hating socialist scumbags in a suit I've ever seen in my life.

It makes me want to puke but Georgia is lost and life here will start getting worse as these types start multiplying in the state government.  Just as Virginia fell, so has Georgia and with that comes the freedom destroying laws these P.O.S.'s love to pass.

It is beautiful here, the people I've met are great and politics aside it's a great place to live but I see what's coming and it makes me sick so consider everything before deciding.  

That said the only thing that could possibly save this state is for as many Republican voters as possible to move here so there's that.

Link Posted: 2/10/2021 3:10:34 PM EDT
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I grew up in West Middle GA (Columbus, Ft Benning, Cusseta).  I've lived in S. GA (Lee County, near Albany) for the past 45 years.

The good:  Good people.  Slower pace.  Relatively inexpensive land and homes.

The bad:  Bad people.  Crime is bad.  Economy down here is bad.  Real estate not holding its value.  Everything that is bad is getting worse - not better.

The real bad:  You said you liked the heat, but we have extraordinary humidity with our heat.  You need to visit S. GA during the summer to appreciate it.  You cannot be outside for 5 minutes without breaking into a sweat.  Not good for fat folks or old folks.  It is truly stiffling.  But at least there there are gnats and mosquitos to comfort you during these intolerable periods.

We are retiring to North GA (Ellijay) when I retire in about 5 years, 354 days, 2 hours, and 51 more minutes.  Already have a place.  Small town country stuff without the gnats and humidity.  
Link Posted: 2/10/2021 6:11:48 PM EDT
Anything below the "gnat line" is off limits to me!
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LOL, I didn;t think about the gnats

Where is gnat line?

Link Posted: 2/10/2021 6:57:22 PM EDT
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LOL, I didn;t think about the gnats

Where is gnat line?

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I remember seeing a map once . . . but probably anything below 400ft above sea level, basically what used to be under water thousands of years ago.

Something similar to a line from Columbus to Augusta
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LOL, I didn;t think about the gnats

Where is gnat line?

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About 75miles north of Pitts
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I remember seeing a map once . . . but probably anything below 500ft above sea level, basically what used to be under water thousands of years ago.

Something similar to a line from Columbus to Augusta
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Originally Posted By 57fairlane:
Originally Posted By Avidrook:


LOL, I didn;t think about the gnats

Where is gnat line?



I remember seeing a map once . . . but probably anything below 500ft above sea level, basically what used to be under water thousands of years ago.

Something similar to a line from Columbus to Augusta


I have family in Fayetteville, NC

Summer is miserable because of the gnats

A guy I worked with called the No-seeums

Link Posted: 2/10/2021 11:30:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/10/2021 11:32:25 PM EDT
Where are you in NC currently?

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No-see-ums are different and worse. They are southern and eastern. The gnat line sits a little below Perry now FYI and stretches level across the state.

You get used to them. Really.

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So do they just buzzzz or do they bite?

Link Posted: 2/10/2021 11:33:03 PM EDT
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Charlotte

Link Posted: 2/10/2021 11:52:34 PM EDT
I understand the desire to move. I couldn’t ever live in the Queen City. There are lots of nice quiet areas up 77 north of Statesville though, with some beautiful views.

Good luck with the potential move.
Link Posted: 2/11/2021 12:43:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Avidrook:
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Just buzz.  No bite.  They like moisture.  They will cover an open wound or sore.  They like eyes, nose, and mouth.  If you're eating outside, you may get to taste one or two.  It won't kill you.

A little further South, we get Love bugs during mating season.  They swarm when they're mating.  These will mess up a car.  If you don't clean them off your car's painted surfaces, their juice will eat the paint.  I once drove through a swarm on a motorcycle.  They smear on your face shield and you can't wipe it.  It will only smear.  It took a while to clean them off the bike.  They were in every cooling fin on the engine, and every crevice of the bike.


Other than that, it's cool.  The only things that will bite are the normal stuff:  mosquitos, horse flies, rattlesnakes, moccasins, bad dogs, black widows, and brown recluses.  Gnats won't hurt you a bit and the other stuff is rare except for mosquitos.

Link Posted: 2/11/2021 2:05:02 PM EDT
You guys don't make it sound hospitable down there

I'm just a gun toten, beer drinkin, right voting red neck city boy

I won't foul the water  

Link Posted: 2/11/2021 2:15:11 PM EDT
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Really not that bad, and there's a lot of good.  The humidity is the worst of it in the hottest summer months.  You learn to stay inside as much as possible.  Public entities who interview candidates (city managers, police chiefs, etc.) from outside the area, have learned not to have them down for an interview during the summer.  If they come during the worst part of the year, they have been known to withdraw their applications.

Otherwise, it is actually great if you like the outdoors.  
Link Posted: 2/11/2021 9:25:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/11/2021 10:27:02 PM EDT
I like heat, I like humidity

NC isn't exactly a dry climate you know

I have to ask, do you S Central Georgia folks cook Brunswick Stew?


Link Posted: 2/11/2021 10:52:04 PM EDT
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The best Brunswick stew I've ever had was made by a yankee transplant from New York.

@RolandDeschain
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
Originally Posted By Avidrook:
I like heat, I like humidity

NC isn't exactly a dry climate you know

I have to ask, do you S Central Georgia folks cook Brunswick Stew?




The best Brunswick stew I've ever had was made by a yankee transplant from New York.

@RolandDeschain


Oh LAWD NO!!


Link Posted: 2/12/2021 1:45:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Brownie63:

Just buzz.  No bite.  They like moisture.  They will cover an open wound or sore.  They like eyes, nose, and mouth.  If you're eating outside, you may get to taste one or two.  It won't kill you.

A little further South, we get Love bugs during mating season.  They swarm when they're mating.  These will mess up a car.  If you don't clean them off your car's painted surfaces, their juice will eat the paint.  I once drove through a swarm on a motorcycle.  They smear on your face shield and you can't wipe it.  It will only smear.  It took a while to clean them off the bike.  They were in every cooling fin on the engine, and every crevice of the bike.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/Lovebugs.jpg
https://cbs12.com/resources/media/b4be57ba-5e95-4c08-8247-7d375e768edd-large3x4_Lovebugs.jpg?1588690240270
Other than that, it's cool.  The only things that will bite are the normal stuff:  mosquitos, horse flies, rattlesnakes, moccasins, bad dogs, black widows, and brown recluses.  Gnats won't hurt you a bit and the other stuff is rare except for mosquitos.

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Having grown up in Florida, love bugs are the bane of my existence. They can get so thick that you can get multiple between your eye and your sunglasses on a short walk.
Link Posted: 2/12/2021 2:34:40 PM EDT
I don't think the heat or gnats are that bad....now the gnats around camilla do suck
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I don't think the heat or gnats are that bad....now the gnats around camilla do suck
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Camilla is my wife's hometown.  It is host to the Gnat Days Festival every year.  
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Camilla is my wife's hometown.  It is host to the Gnat Days Festival every year.  
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Camilla is the only town in georgia I hate almost as much as atlanta, I did my graduate work at the stripling irrigation park for 6 years
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Oh LAWD NO!!


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Originally Posted By Avidrook:
Originally Posted By southerncross:
Originally Posted By Avidrook:
I like heat, I like humidity

NC isn't exactly a dry climate you know

I have to ask, do you S Central Georgia folks cook Brunswick Stew?




The best Brunswick stew I've ever had was made by a yankee transplant from New York.

@RolandDeschain


Oh LAWD NO!!





It's true. Can confirm.
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Originally Posted By Emu:
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That brings back memories when I lived is leesburg in the mid 80’s.

Slather up with skin so soft and mow the grass in 5th gear.


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That brings back memories when I lived is leesburg in the mid 80’s.

Slather up with skin so soft and mow the grass in 5th gear.


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As a kid, I absolutely hated cutting the grass.  Wish I'd had riding mower to cut our 1 acre lot outside Cusseta.

Never imagined that I'd still be cutting grass at the age of 65.  Still hate it.  But at least I have a tractor and bushhog to do it.

I've lived in Lee County since 1984 - so yes.  It is a little warm.  
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As a kid, I absolutely hated cutting the grass.  Wish I'd had riding mower to cut our 1 acre lot outside Cusseta.

Never imagined that I'd still be cutting grass at the age of 65.  Still hate it.  But at least I have a tractor and bushhog to do it.

I've lived in Lee County since 1984 - so yes.  It is a little warm.  
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Originally Posted By Handydave:


That brings back memories when I lived is leesburg in the mid 80’s.

Slather up with skin so soft and mow the grass in 5th gear.



As a kid, I absolutely hated cutting the grass.  Wish I'd had riding mower to cut our 1 acre lot outside Cusseta.

Never imagined that I'd still be cutting grass at the age of 65.  Still hate it.  But at least I have a tractor and bushhog to do it.

I've lived in Lee County since 1984 - so yes.  It is a little warm.  


I hate mowing grass as well.

I paid someone to do it  until my son was 9 and he wanted to do it ourselves.
I got him an ego backpack and dewalt trimmer so I handle the mow and he does the rest with the cordless stuff.

I remember when I first started mowing the grass my dad removed the upper folding handle on the push mower.
He would have to crank it then I would mow.

Same goes with car maintenance.
My son expressed interest so we did our first service last weekend.

I choose to hire people to do certain things not because I can’t but because my time is better spent elsewhere.
I want him to be able to make those same choices as he gets older.
Link Posted: 2/18/2021 11:41:57 PM EDT
BBQ Sauce isn't vinegar based. Don't bring that crap down here.
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Link Posted: 2/19/2021 7:30:16 PM EDT
I tried Skin So Soft once while fishing in Florida.  The mosquitoes liked it so much they stopped biting everyone else and swarmed me .  So it worked great as a mosquito repellent for everyone around me I guess.


Last dang time I used that crap.
Link Posted: 2/19/2021 8:34:46 PM EDT
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This works pretty well

Repel lemon eucalyptus bug spray
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That works very well for me for mosquitoes, and I also get good results with Bullfrog Mosquito Coast.
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Originally Posted By southerncross:
This works pretty well

Repel lemon eucalyptus bug spray
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Someone here once recommended a brand called Odomos from India, the stuff works great. I got it on Amazon but I think it's only available on eBay now.
Link Posted: 2/20/2021 10:43:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/20/2021 12:03:11 PM EDT
Bug spray made in India?  Nope.   No telling what's in it.  Although...if it works.....
Nope, not gonna do it.
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 What you don't know won't hurt you


Link Posted: 2/20/2021 1:30:13 PM EDT
Odomos is a cream, I wouldn't pay extra for it over a deet cream
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