north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 10:56 AM GMT on March 17, 2012

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06:25, 58F, clear. waning crescent moon to ESE in pecan trees. little rooster crowing. dogs barking. funeral this morning for my friend.
10:30, high tide at CK, 70's, slight breeze. sunny. it was heartening that almost everyone from the lab, plus employees from the past, came to the funeral. lunch at kona joe's. alot of fisheries talk..
14:00. town full of folks. had to park 3 blocks away from the library. great talk there by dr. ken sassaman about the shell mound cultures in the suwannee/cedar key area! standing room only.
17:05, 83F, sunny, slight breeze at the farm. ran around and covered palatable plants, locked yard dogs up and let the sheep in the yard. sheep were thrilled and tucked right into the rye grass, the new elderberry growth, and my pear tree and confederate jasmine sprouts.. clouds building to the north. distant thunder. fried fish for supper.
19:00, 75F, overcast, small red sunset. begins to sprinkle, a few gusts of N wind. sheep move to front yard. a big thunder clap, sleep head for the barn.
19:40, 69F, drizzling. got 6 eggs. fed everyone.
21:00, 66F, clearing, stars and planets out. walked house dogs. foggy/misty. damp. a bitter-sweet day.

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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.