north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 11:32 AM GMT on March 05, 2012

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05:50, 38F, calm, clear. roosters crowing. oatmeal for breakfast. going out on the water.
08:00, low tide at CK. upper 50's, no wind to speak of. got out on the water by 09:00 temps slowly climbed into the low to mid 60's and wind picked up, NW-W 5-12 knts. choppy offshore. tide coming in pushed by a west wind. mostly did trawls. picked up a lot of algae and in several trawls 15-20 different species of critters. bait seine only pulled in 2 different kinds of anchovies and the last bait set was over rocks that tore the net up, but we pretty much have to go where the computer tells us.
lovely out there with the sun sparkling on that choppy water and the brisk breeze! dolphins followed us most of the day. lots of cormorants, white pelicans, ducks, and a few loons.
17:10, 68F at the farm. slight breeze from the west, sunny. need to bring in some firewood and start the chores. noticed when I drove into the yard that a tall, dead laurel oak broke off 6' from the ground in the sheep wood lot. went out and it had shattered when it hit the ground. the debris was scattered over a 20' radius, some of the limbs driven a foot or more into the ground. lucky there were no sheep nearby. wasn't like that this a.m. this was a big tree and must have made quite a noise when it hit the ground!
went out with my wheelbarrow and gathered enough 2-3 ft. pieces to use in the fireplace this evening. don't generally like the way laurel oak smells when it burns - a sour smell - but it's warm. wish I had some hickory but there's none on the farm and folks around here hoard it for their fires.
fed all the chickens. got 5 eggs.
20:10, 56F, clear and calm. waxing almost full moon climbing the sky in the east. mars very red. venus and jupiter still approaching each other. orion high in the sky. if it's not cloudy, there's no light pollution out here and the night skies are magnificent!

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2. janetlee
3:14 PM GMT on March 05, 2012
Key~ not shy, just had nothing constructive to say. But since you all seem to be talking about roosters & breakfast...the ones in our neighborhood are not very vocal this morn, & I had a bowl of oatmeal, hubby had a ham cheese omelet. ;)
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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.