February 26, 2006

Jawja Red Clay.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 12:54 pm

Some of my best blog buddies are those in the Jawja Blogging Crew. I’ve been down to their fine state on a couple occasions to do more than a bit of partying, pickin’, and drinkin’. Hell, I even “sampled” some homemade Georgia wine that was so clear one could read a newspaper through the stuff.

But none of my Jawja pals ever pointed me to any Georgia Red Clay.

Georgia Red Clay must be pretty important stuff, because the Georgia General Assembly has introduced a bill naming Georgia Red Clay as “Georgia’s Official Dirt.” (You can read the text of the bill here.)

The next time I visit the Peach State, I want to see what all the fuss is about.

I figure that if Jersey had an “official state dirt” it would be greenish in color and would contain dioxin, heavy metals and traces of DNA from various men of Italian ancestry who have been listed as “missing”.

Via A Secular Franciscian Life


  1. I don’t think NJ has a state soil. There is a bill in the legislature to designate “Downers Soil” as the official NJ state soil. The bill is A-1147 and is sponsored by Assemblymen Doug Fisher and Ron Dancer. I have no idea what Downers Soil is.

    Comment by Jim — February 26, 2006 @ 2:16 pm

  2. … that clay is some nasty shit… and it runs all the way up here to Tennessee… my lawn is full of it… I should have shown you when you were here in October…

    Comment by Eric — February 26, 2006 @ 7:46 pm

  3. It’s dusty when dry, gooey when wet and slick as snot to walk on when it’s moist. You ain’t never bogged a car until you’ve gotten it stuck in wet Jawja red clay. Kudzu loves it, too.

    Comment by Acidman — February 26, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

  4. That stuff is hell to clean off your shoes when you come home from a Jawja Funeral. I’ve seen more red clay this week than I care to, thankyewverymuch.

    The folks down here have a saying that recalls the Late Unpleasantness:

    Q: Why is the clay of Georgia so red?

    A: Because it’s been stained with the Blood of Heroes.

    Comment by Elisson — February 27, 2006 @ 8:04 am

  5. If you want to gain in height just walk across a plowed field of red clay after a rain. You will get about two inches taller with every step.

    Comment by GUYK — February 27, 2006 @ 10:16 am

  6. Hacked through plenty of that stuff at Fort Benning. When dry, it is hard as stone. When wet, it is viscous as tapioca pudding. Nasty stuff.

    Comment by The Colossus — February 27, 2006 @ 3:25 pm

  7. Given what folks so far have said about this red, sticky substance, one must wonder why the Georgia legislators have decided to make it Georgia’s “Official Dirt”. Maybe it proves that New Jersey doesn’t have the market cornered on state representatives who are jackasses.

    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — February 27, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

  8. You can’t get it out of kid’s clothes either. Those white socks get stained with that red clay.

    Comment by Bou — February 27, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

  9. I got about 10 pounds of it on my truck.

    Comment by Catfish — February 28, 2006 @ 12:07 am

  10. V-man was covered with it at Helen.

    Comment by Denny — March 1, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

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