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north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:58 PM GMT on November 27, 2013

09:40, high tide falling at cedar key. 58F, WNW wind, 18-25 knts. white caps. overcast. chilly out. birds hunkering down from the wind. worked on mending trawls out in the boatyard. freakin' cold out there.
15"10, 51F, wind NNW, 10-15 knts. low tide at #4 bridge. stilts and woodstorks poking around in the mud.
have a good turkey day all you weather watchers!

Updated: 8:17 PM GMT on November 27, 2013

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north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 3:52 PM GMT on November 22, 2013

low tide at Cedar Key
crab traps sitting in the mud
spoonbills perusing the flats
mullet waiting for the flood...

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north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 7:09 PM GMT on November 21, 2013

14:00, 71F, east wind, 10-12 knts. sunny. good day for drying nets. low moon tide slowly coming in. spoonbills are making themselves scarce. oyster catchers all out on the shell bars along with willets, gulls, and some sanderlings. more white pelicans coming in. saw a few small flocks of ducks! and a loon last week when were trawling off steinhatchee, where we could see the bottom for the first time all year. trawled tuesday off econfina river in dense fog. temps were mild but overcast sky and fog made for a chilly day. water temperatures, 15C, 59F. fog was so thick we had a hard time gettting back in the river. even though it was high tide by the time we were heading back, there are rocks everywhere so we had to be really careful. catches were low. water was choppy with no visibility.
most of this week was overcast with a drizzle which was great for the rye seed I sowed last week. all sprouted and looking very green.
got some decent hay last week. sheep and donkeys are smiling. trying to stockpile some. not happy with the drought forecast masters just gave out. oh well, that too is north florida.
computer at home still on the fritz. gives me extra time to work on the yard. later ...

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north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 5:55 PM GMT on November 06, 2013

a bodacious storm rolled over the farm last friday around midnight. got almost 3 inches of rain and had continuous thunder and lightning for over an hour. lost 2 trees. temperatures dropped down into the low 50's for the next few nights.
been very windy, from the north, until today. winds were 10-20 knts. at CK. kept us off the water until today. since we also had blow-out tides, trawling is about all we can do for the rest of the week. spotted a jaguarundi on the way in to work on monday plus a large flock of wood storks perusing the mud flats with some egrets. then this morning, a bald eagle standing next to a pond in one of the cow pastures on the way to work. just the eagle.. not even any cows around.
pleasant sunny day today. waiting for the ducks to come flying in... they must be on their way.

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marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.