north florida - suwannee delta

By: marsHen , 10:39 AM GMT on March 15, 2012

05:50, 58F, clear, calm. waning half-moon to SE. foggy. woke up dogs and roosters. everyone howling. going out on the water..
09:30, medium tide going out, flat calm with no-see-ums rampaging. low 70's. 2 bald eagles on cypress on our way out. ducks. another day with low catches in the back creeks and stingrays and mullet along the shoreline in the big seine. a big flock of white pelicans on coon island that never budged when we set the big net. got one redfish, 3 sheepsheads, and one large gulf flounder along with the stingrays and mullet, both striped and silver.
wind picked up at noon, SE, 5 knts. and got rid of the bugs. tore the bag of the bait seine on the oysters in double barrel creek. an easy fix next week. put some holes in the big seine when we snagged on a large barnacle-covered stump in salt creek. something to keep me busy if I ever finish that damn trawl. a pleasant day except for the bugs. pink phlox blooming all along the roadsides.
17:05, 81F, sunny. roosters crowing when I got back to the farm. took a brief nap. soup for supper. have to unload the feed. dogs all napping, too.
19:15, 75F, breeze from SE. mostly cloudy. 2 deer by donkey water. wisteria blooming in the oaks and out by the back chicken pen. smells delicious! bright orange sunset, smokey by sheep. got 4 eggs.
21:00, 72F, clearing but lightning to south with distant thunder. 2 fireflies flitting through the sheep woodlot. stars and planets all out and lovely.

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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.