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By: marsHen , 11:02 AM GMT on June 25, 2012

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06:40, 75F, mostly cloudy, some blue showing. stiff breeze from the south. got 10.3" rain yesterday.. CK is missing some docks. but I just have limbs and palmetto fans all over the yard. roosters up and crowing. a break in the rain, going out to walk dogs and give out hay.
hay in laying boxes soaked. replaced that. donkeys came in from the woods and got some fresh hay. sheep's hay in the barn. starting to drizzle some.
11:00, very high low tide at CK, choppy with whitecaps. south wind, 25-30 knts. gusty up to 37 knts. rain on and off, sometimes heavy. mid 70's. a few egrets in the marsh. breakers all to the south of the islands.
16:00, high storm tide coming in. a raft of brown pelicans near #3 bridge. overcast and drizzly.
16:30, raining at the farm with stiff south wind and gusts. electric's out. called electric co. on my cell which was almost dead. they came out and gave me electric again.. walked newdog in big rainstorm.
18:00 76F, bands of rain and wind moving over the farm. glad to have electric and water.
21:10, 76F, raining. didn't have any lulls at chore time. got soaked several times but wore my foul weather jacket in the sheep barn because of the leaks and the cobwebs.. sheep staying dry, though. they have plenty of room since I sold a bunch. got 1 egg. thanking the puppy I found in the sheep yard is a terrier mix. she's shy but smart. she's learning the yard outside the finch aviary which is attached to the workshop.
the lights flickered a few times so I filled some jugs with water. I have a gas stove so I can cook, but my water comes from a well which needs electric for the pump. in south florida I had a hand pump but this well is too deep for a hand pump.
it's so dark outside that the light gets swallowed up. easy to get lost out there..

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2. marsHen
2:29 AM GMT on June 26, 2012
this kind of rain can activate leaks..
have one in the florida room by the fireplace. it comes and goes but it's leaking tonight. I put a bucket down ...
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1. janetlee
10:50 PM GMT on June 25, 2012
daughter in Bradenton had a little tree damage
the only classroom at school that leaked was hers
got majority of her books wet
other than that shes good
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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.