05:50, 63F, overcast. got up to see the moon but it was obscured. a chill to the air. rooster up. took a pill, ate some yogurt, and took the old dog out to pee. wrote a poem. songbirds tuning up. dogs barking. a typical early morning.. wolf light. think I'll go back to bed just for a little while ...
09:50, 71F, stiff breeze from the east, partly cloudy, partly sunny. discovered a fresh rabbit's foot and cottontail in the lane during the dog walk. it was down-wind of the dogs so they were unaware of it. I tucked it under a palmetto fan. guess an owl?, fox?, coyote?, ? got it.. thinking either an owl or fox. the guardian would have been aware of the other possibilities - I hope. but she was down by the sheep barn ...
the cherokee roses are lovely. I wish they bloomed more than once a year, but will appreciate them while they last. heading down to the barn to give out some hay.
took a walk around the entire farm and found an inner fence with two holes that needs fixing, and a tree down on the back corner of the yard fence, plus a dead persimmon had fallen on the SW corner of the boundary fence. luckily the fence isn't flat on the ground but the tree was too heavy for me to pull it off. I enjoy walking around the farm but always find things that need fixing. also found a new gopher tortoise burrow in the sheep pasture, and an old one that had a large snake track going into it. hope it's an indigo and not that big diamond-back that plagued us last summer.
19:40, 66F, windy, clear. got 2 eggs. lettice's leg seems a bit better. she was walking around on it this evening. did not give the sheep hay since they had not eaten their hay from this morning.
mars like a flame in the eastern sky. jupiter and venus startling in the west. every night they get closer to each other. their conjunction occurs on the 13th.
already sprung the clocks ahead.