north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 3:39 PM GMT on March 07, 2012

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07:20, 63F, mostly cloudy, breeze from east. slept late. roosters up. songbirds tuning up..
10:25, 69F, partly cloudy, E wind. watered cypress and pines. cypress all sprouted out. I find wild pine seedlings in the cactus field but about half of them die within the 1st year. everyone I find I give some water to. I want trees in there! fed chickens.
hay to donkeys. lettice has a sore foot. she's favoring it. she won't let me look at it. these are "wild" donkeys and I usually don't mess with them except to feed them and pat them on their necks.. they chase coyotes and dogs.
12:30, high tide at CK. upper 60's to 70F. SE wind, 5 knts. partly cloudy. tide's turned. did office stuff. mended a few holes in the trawl. the osprey came into the nest with a mullet and disappeared. ducks in the tide.
16:40, water slowly going down. flock of ducks on an exposed mud bar, preening and sunning. herons hunting. a lazy day.
17:20, 72F, breeze from east. big fire to the east. black smoke boiling that I could see from CK. looked like it was off in the woods. worried neighbor stopped me and asked me about it. said it was "out of control." smoke drifting over the sinking sun. by sundown, smoke was wispy. hoping they got it under control. there's enough fire folks around. saw 3 of their forestry trucks in front of robinson's seafood in rosewood at lunch time.
put a 5 gal. bucket of water out for lettice by the hay. she walked back to the water trough, though, for her dinner and is getting around. saw a deer browsing behind the workshop. got 1 egg.
20:10, 65F, calm, fog rising out in the pasture. beautiful full moon and mars rising up to the zenith. venus and saturn sinking in the west. guard dog finishing up her kibble and egg. it's bright out there!

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About marsHen

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