north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:24 PM GMT on January 23, 2013

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06:50, 33F, clear. frost in the pasture. roosters crowing. crows flying. all pups running down the lane. well, the older pups were sauntering down the lane after the younger ones.. chilly. lambs hollaring for their bottle. (new lamb born yesterday morning - a ram lamb to mary..) bacon for breakfast.
10:00, 48F. house cold, 58F. black cows sunning themselves on 345. noticed a bunch of baby goats in with the goat herd on the farm with the llama. it's that time of the year.
10:30, 51F, NE wind, 5 knts. low tide falling at CK. bunch of scaups by the bridge. egrets poking around.
trawl was dry. found a lot of small to medium size holes, mostly from the sharp limestone in the suwannee river bottom, but the almost new crab trap that was trawled up probably helped. mended all. at 14:00 the temps rose to 62 and in the sun the mending was pleasant with lab cat holding the net down. mockingbird teasing cat on the other side of fence. got chilly when wind picked up.
15:30, 58F, NW wind 10 knts. low tide rising at #4 bridge. more ducks and some ibis on the mud flats. bald eagle flying across SR 24. it has a nest in the scrub. saw it yesterday, too.
17:00, 58F, chilly wind. got 5 eggs. donkeys scrapping in the woodlot. pup upset; she likes the donkeys and thinks something's wrong. guardian barking - barking always helps.. bonfire still burning the oaks. huge glowing pile of coals now. cows wandering around in that pasture.
gathering firewood while pups play on the edge of cactus field. lambs running around the barn yard. no one likes the new hay. have to visit the hay guy again.
19:50, 48F, clear. waxing gibbous moon over workshop. jupiter overhead. orion, pleides, stars ........... bright tonight despite the moon. barred owl hooing from NW woodlot. lucked out with some nicely cured oak. great warm fire going. back to the book and cat.

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2. janetlee
1:44 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
My goodness thats cold for your area!
Congrats on the new birth. Hopefully all goes well for him.
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1. pcola57
1:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2013
Morning marsHen..
Temp is running cool for you I see..
At least the wind chill is 0 at this time for you..
Congrats on the new born..
Always an exciting event..
Good luck and have a great day.. :)
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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.