north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:09 PM GMT on January 31, 2013

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06:00, 49F, clear. waning gibbous moon lighting the yard. yellow dogs at back door. pup out. roosters crowing.
07:40, 47F. light out. guard dog carrying on at the north fence. don't see anything but she's in a snit. good dog - must have chased "it" away. got less than 0.25" of rain last night but ground's wet. lamb bottles heating up.
10:30, blow-out tide at CK. very low. pelicans and herons fishing the channel. ducks in small flocks. 48F, NW wind, 10 knts.
still mending the bag of the big seine. since the catch ends up in the bag, all holes are mended, no matter how small, even a single broken strand of twine. fed cat who held the net down so it wouldn't blow away.. several mockingbirds around. cat sleeping.
16:00, tide still low. lots of herons and egrets fishing tide pools. ducks in the channel. same hawk on pine snag. got up to 54F. NW wind, 10 knts. pleasant in the sun.
17:00, 58F, cool north breeze. got 2 eggs. several deer browsing in donkey woodlot.
18:10, 52F, no one ate their hay today so no hay tonight. sweet feed and corn was all the sheep and donkeys got. there's short grass in the pasture, but a frost is predicted for tonight.
17:30, 45F, clear. jupiter up above with the pleides. orion to the east. stars pretty bright. got a fire going. pup sleeping on couch. cat sleeping on my book. good night.

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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.