north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 1:46 PM GMT on January 08, 2015

07:02, 29f, clear, slight breeze from the north.
twin lambs born this morning under the pines in the sheep woodlot. guess "pinky" thought the barn was too crowded.. both lambs look like their fathers - not hard to tell who belongs to whom. oh, pinky!
08:40, house temperature is 56f. wind is picking up! supposed to blow a gale today. heard the front come in at midnight last night. one minute it was quiet with the big gibbous moon shining in the wi...

Updated: 1:36 AM GMT on January 09, 2015

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:02 AM GMT on December 25, 2014

22:40, 65f, overcast and foggy. it was windy all day. cedar key buoy clocked wind from 12-15 with 20 knt. gusts. windy on the farm too. lots of palmetto fans and branches littering the yard. rain is sporatic so far, almost 2 inches has fallen since sunday. we need the rain. missed the new crescent moon due to cloud cover.
the rye grass is tall and green. time to let the sheep and the new lambs into the yard. they stand at the gate if I'm in the front...

north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 1:13 PM GMT on December 13, 2014

07:45, 32f, clear, sunny. might be some frost out on the pasture. sheep in woodlots looking for acorns. had some lambs born last week-end.

full moon solstice lambs
sleeping in the sweet dry hay
by their tired moms..

watching them race around the barn yard makes me smile big time!
this whole week has been cold. fixing to build yet another fire in the fireplace. house is 56f!

been working on the water around the ced...

Updated: 1:18 PM GMT on December 13, 2014

north florida - wild florida - suwannee delta

By: marsHen, 3:32 AM GMT on November 21, 2014

had frost this morning. it was 26f and there was a skim of ice in the troughs and buckets.
went out fishing 11/18 and 11/19 - sampling the fishes around the suwannee delta, north and south of west pass, with a 600 ft. haul seine and a bait seine. air temps, 30- mid-40's in the afternoon. water temp, 14C, 57f, warmer than the air. NW winds 10-15 knts. with higher gusts. very muddy in some areas. we generally stayed in the feeder creeks, but did have the...

Updated: 3:35 AM GMT on November 21, 2014

north florida - wild florida - corrigan's reef

By: marsHen, 1:32 AM GMT on November 04, 2014

05:50 EST, 36f at the farm. calm. roosters crowing. guardian sleeping in front yard. oatmeal for breakfast.
08:30, 50f at CK. NE wind, 10-12 knts. sunny. medium tide rising. going out to sample the fishes around corrigan's reef and atsena otie for life history, population studies, and mercury samples.
catches were moderate - a few juvenile trout and redfish, 8 large sheepshead, a juvenile snook, pinfish, spot, white mullet. fish were identifie...

Updated: 1:49 AM GMT on November 04, 2014

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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.