north florida - chilly florida

By: marsHen , 4:39 PM GMT on March 02, 2013

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07:20, 39F, partly cloudy. sun's up. roosters crowing. dixie and guardian at back door. let pup out to run a bit.
08:30. 42F, sunny and cold. NW wind, 5-10 knts. lamb bottles heating up. pup inside for her breakfast. cold fried chicken thighs for my breakfast and a raisin biscuit.
11:00, 54F, sunny. all dogs lying in sun. did wash and hung out clothes. sheep not sure about the hay. they'll just have to tough it out. spoiled rotten sheep.
14:40, 68F at back door in the sun. partly cloudy. chilly NW wind. got 2 eggs. sheep eating hay. good sheep.
15:40, 53F. clothes dry, folded them off the line. 2 deer in brush behind workshop. headed dogs off and walked west instead of east. gathering wood for fireplace. heating with a fireplace is a lot of work. bruiser feeling puny again. only ate half his dinner but wouldn't share the left-overs. he's 11 now, 120 lbs. a big, gentle dog but looking older and gets grumpy, esp. with the pup.
20:00, 44F, clear. some stars out. orion, jupiter*, all the brighter ones. must be a haze. nice fire going. house temperature up to 64. reading t. hillerman. "thief of time" is my favorite in his joe leaphorn/jim chee series.

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2:40 AM GMT on March 03, 2013
* I do know that jupiter, mars, venus, mercury, and saturn (the only planets I can see with my naked eye) are planets but I usually lump all the heavenly bodies together and call them stars. I'm not ignorant, just lazy..
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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.