north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:11 PM GMT on January 30, 2012

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07:40, 35F, clear, calm. no frost that I see. robins all over. the usual cardinals.. going out to check the sheep.
11:20, 53F, sunny, wind from the north - 8-10. sheep fine. new mom and lamb loafing in the barn.
truck wouldn't start and everyone who could give me a jump is at work. decided to stay home, work in the yard, and get more firewood.
6 deer in the cactus field earlier when I walked the dogs. they were in the dog fennel and excellantly camoflaged but I spotted them when they moved. then, 4 came running right up to me. I stood very still. one yearling had a ragged ear. the yellow dogs had already gone back to the house. I watched them for several minutes then the little dog finished perusing the bushes, moved, and they scattered like quail.
the house is cold - 45-50 - so I'm building a small fire to take the chill off. just sawed some wood from the pear tree that fell over last spring. that should catch good.
had a small fire going all day. worked in the yard clearing up an accumulated pile of trash that included boards, old boots, and a crab trap.
sunny, 70's, north breeze.
friends visited and took me with them to cow town where I got feed and a liter of pepsi. we shared a good pizza - mushrooms, blk. olives, onions, peppers. got home at sundown and had help doing chores. got 2 eggs.
the mechanic is going to make a house call tomorrow and bring me a battery to get me to CK.
20:10, 53F, clear except for a fan of cirrus being blown out from the west. waxing half moon and jupiter, with venus approaching the horizon. this past week these three heavenly bodies have been slowly dancing across the arc of heaven in riveting fashion. most lovely.

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2. marsHen
4:49 PM GMT on January 30, 2012
the yard has been full of robins for the past week. they've been gobbling up all the cabbage palm berries and shitting everywhere..
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1. Skyepony (Mod)
2:43 PM GMT on January 30, 2012
Saw my first robins of the winter over the weekend..about time.
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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.