north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:33 PM GMT on February 27, 2014

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06:40, 47F, overcast. gray. roosters crowing. guardian soaked. dried her off with a towel. she liked that. pup was jealous. supposed to get cold again tonight. it is still february even if everything's blooming. donkeys want hay! better hop to it...
09:10, 49f, overcast. brrr.
10:30, blow-out tide rising at CK. north wind, 8 knts. 48f, mostly cloudy. sun trying to break through. herons and great egrets on the flats. osprey circling pine across from the lab.
mended otter trawl #1. sun came through. cat held the trawl down in the sun while I attached the body of the trawl back to the chains and mended various rips. very pleasant to work out in sun with cat sleeping nearby. mocking bird in yaupon holly hedge. finished trawl. one more trawl to mend.
16:10, mid tide at #4 bridge. NW wind, 8 knts. 53f, overcast. seagulls at the oyster bar. great blue heron wading the submerged mud flats.
18:00, 52f, overcast, chilly. hay to all. got 2 eggs. fire going in fireplace. cat and pup taking up entire couch in front of it...
21:10, 48f, mostly cloudy. a mist. a few stars. guardian camping out at middle gate. sheep sleeping in barn. short walk with pup down to sheep barn. mellow fire going in fireplace. wood smoke smells good outside. good night, farm.

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4:36 AM GMT on February 28, 2014
It's about time for my midnight haying.
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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.