north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 12:20 PM GMT on February 25, 2014

06:30, 60f, foggy. roosters crowing. guardian sleeping out by truck. brief walk with pup around the yard. pup tries to stare down big red rooster.. donkeys complaining. heading to cow town after breakfast for hay and corn.
11:00, high tide at CK. west wind, 5 knts. 67f. 1 great blue heron, 1cormorant, 1 wood stork standing on peat bank covered with glasswort (an indicator of saline soils) staring at the tide..
the cat has returned! mended 600 ft. seine in boatyard with cat sleeping in net. blue sky, sunny, nice breeze, no bugs. a splendid day! washed and dried 1 otter trawl which has some holes to mend.
osprey sitting in pine with nest accross street from lab. tide falling. white pelicans resting on shell bars out to east.
16:00, mid tide falling at #4 bridge. west wind, 10 knts. 69f. small flock of cormorants on oyster bar. willlets and dunlins poking though emerging mud bank.
18:20, 68f. partly cloudy. gold rays of sun shooting theough donkey woodlot. 4 deer in cactus field. got 2 eggs. hay to all. pup grabs guardian's tail, learns a lesson...
21:30, 58f. a mist. some stars showing. guardian racing around farm barking. pump going on and off. checked all outside spigots, turned up a few drippy faucets but nothing to bump the pump on. might have to drain tank again. good night, lab cat...

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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.