north florida - wild florida - suwannee river

By: marsHen , 11:45 AM GMT on January 04, 2013

05:40, 48F, clear. waning gibbous moon high in the sky. stars. dog fight in the kitchen over a food bowl. straightened that out. roosters silent. cold out. made lunch. lamb bottles heating up. oatmeal for breakfast.
09:00, red sunrise. cows all standing this morning.
medium tide falling at the suwannee river. 47F, NE wind, 10 knts. friggin' cold. water temp, 16C, 60F. trawled and deployed the bait seine from mcgriff channel to above, and into, east pass and along the river. trawl catches were very low. a large speckled trout came aboard in one trawl, with a stingray.. but, boat-sets along the exposed banks of the river pulled in a number of young-of-the-year, (YOY) redfish, channel cats, pinfish, mojarras, killifish, and sunfish, Lepomis sp., sun came out at noon and it warmed up to 50F. wind clocked to south, 5 knts. alligators did not come out. many small flocks of ducks. buffleheads flew in pairs. 1 coot. brown and white pelicans at mcgriff. more ducks. 2 immature eagles on a big dead fish, probably a gar.
16:20, 58F, overcast. came back to farm to see excavation with a back hoe going on in cow field to the south. now what? dogs happy to get out and run around. lambs want bottles. bottles heating up. yellow dogs come out from under the house.
17:30, 54, overcast. lambs finished bottles in record time. got no eggs. no hay for the regular sheep who have to clean this morning's up first. mother-ewes get hay, though. and donkeys.
18:30, 53F, overcast. pleasant fire in fire place. take the damp out of the old house. no stars at all..

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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.