north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 11:59 AM GMT on July 28, 2014

07:40, 78f outside, 82f in the old house that doesn't have a.c., just ceiling fans. heat advisory according to the country station.. not a flicker of breeze. orange sunrise. guardian snoring in big hole in driveway. 2 baby possums left behind at her food bowl? pup going insane.
not handling this other than moving them to some bushes...
another monday. will be washing and mending nets today. hoping I don't get heat stroke ...

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:47 AM GMT on July 27, 2014

22:30, 80f, foggy. really hot today - 90's and muggy.
brief shower in the early morning (0.2") ramped up the humidity.
had the wash on the line by 09:20 and most of it was dry before noon.
sheep came into the yard and were good, for once. they ate a lot of weeds. although there was a side trip to the barn by a few sheep and the new oat bale was roughed up.
the hay guy called me in the early afternoon to say he was baling hay. I went out to...

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:16 AM GMT on July 20, 2014

21:00, 78f, overcast. around 18:00, a rain line passed over and parted around the farm, a small sprinkle ensued and that was that. muggy. sheep were out in the pasture way past dusk.
lots of work out on the water the beginning of this month. water temperature in suwannee sound hovers around 86f, 30C. suwannee river is a few degrees f cooler. the visibility has improved some as the flooding has slowed. the full moon tide last week was amazing, which m...

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 1:19 PM GMT on June 28, 2014

08:30, 79f, partly cloudy. hot here. been hot all week - afternoon temperatures in the mid-90's with no rain on the gulf coast.. very high and low tides due to the solstice. the roseate spoobills are back.
very glad the sheep got sheared last month. breeding season is on us with the advent of the summer solstice. I sold my big ram last month and now have 2 yearling rams from 2 different cracker flocks.
the yard is a jungle, despite mowing. but t...

Updated: 1:22 PM GMT on June 28, 2014

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 1:55 AM GMT on June 23, 2014

05:30, thunder.. storm coming in from the gulf and woke me up with all the thunder and lightning and carryings on. the rain came down in buckets. got 1.6" of rain by 08:00.
overcast then sunny with dark clouds to north and east all day.
09:00, upper 70's. high solstice tide. spoonbills on flooding bar at #3 bridge. rain showers.
18:20, storm moved in from the east. lots of lightning and loud thunder. rain was amazing. big limb fell from a l...

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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.