north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 12:07 PM GMT on August 30, 2013

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06:30, 73F, a fog. waning crescent moon shining up in the east. roosters crowing. guardian waiting at sheep gate to come into the yard. pup enthusiastic. sheep already under the wild grape vines. calling crows fly over. 2 deer in cactus field.
11:00, high tide falling at CK. north wind, 5 knts., 85F. sunny.
fed cat. begin mending old 600 ft. seine. this is the seine the tarpon busted out of. hot in boat yard. big fan on. cat snoozing nearby.
15:50, low tide at #4 bridge. spoonbills and egrets swishing through the shallows. white pelicans out on sand bar. west wind, 10 knts. 86F. sunny. heading to cowtown for sheep and chicken feed. guys at feed dock looking hot and weary.
16:50, 90F at back door. unloaded feed. pup chafing to get out. guardian met me at gate. hot walk down the lane. got 3 eggs.
19:30, 81F. clouding up in the NW. sunset an orange ball with pink and purple clouds. a haze setting in. guardian and I went out into sheep field to see setting planets venus and jupiter but clouds obscured horizon.
21:20, 80F, mostly cloudy. no stars showing. distant lightning to NW. dark out.

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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.