north florida - suwannee river

By: marsHen , 12:26 PM GMT on January 10, 2012

07:00, 53F, cloudy, red sky in the morning..
rooster's up, guard dog prowling pasture. oatmeal for breakfast. happy birthday to my dear son.
was supposed to go sample the suwannee river but the trip was postponed due to very low moon tides which affect the delta as well as the islands. and there's a front coming in with heavy winds so probably won't go tomorrow or friday either.
oh boy! oh joy! got a call that the schedule was back on track and we were going to the Suwannee after all.
10:00 low tide and breezy with partly cloudy skies.
the cypress around the boat ramp were full of black buzzards which is common in the winter.
water temp in the river, 59F, offshore, 54F. it's warmed up some but the river is always warmer since it's spring fed. did 5 trawls and 5 boat sets with the bait seine. catches mostly consisted of YOY spots, pinfish, and a few redfish. but - back in little dead boy creek, we got 3 large-mouth bass, a sunfish, a hog choker (tri. maculatus,) and 3 medium size short-nose gar. that's when the wind died and we were descended upon by hoards of no-see-ums, which stayed with us for the rest of the afternoon. by 15:00 the tide was high and it was totally overcast with just a little breeze from the west.
19:00, 65F at the farm. overcast, and very dark.
there's a big green, with some yellow, rain event off the gulf coast that I'm hoping will give us some much needed moisture tonight.

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3. marsHen
1:07 AM GMT on January 11, 2012
I just stirred in some strawberry-rhubarb fruit spread.. the birds got all my strawberries.
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2. Skyepony
1:30 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Making oatmeal here. Throwing in some passionfruit & strawberries from the garden.
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1. BullShoalsAR
1:03 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Happy Birthday to your son. I noticed the red sunrise from the horizon over the fence that borders your property. Unbelievably pretty.

I meant to thank you yesterday evening for moving the rooster over to the other side of the barn. I was on my way over to your pasture when I heard the dinner bell ring. Then the dogs began barking--and what do you was already time to eat!!

I love oatmeal. Have you ever tried cream of wheat. Delicious.
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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.