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...

north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 11:02 AM GMT on June 12, 2014

06:30. 71f, mostly cloudy. orange and purple sunrise! thunder in the north. sheep coming in from pasture. big red rooster walks down the lane with us. good morning.
22:00,76f, partly cloudy. full moon up in the east. guardian barking in the front yard.
another rain storm went through CK and levy county around noon. had the net off the fence cause I saw those black skies and knew what was coming. rained so hard in the wind it damped the workhop u...

Updated: 3:08 AM GMT on June 13, 2014

north florida - wild florida - suwannee sound

By: marsHen, 1:19 AM GMT on June 12, 2014

water temperatures have gotten up to 28C, low 80's, in the sound. the river temperature is lower, 26C, 79f, very pleasant. the river is still quite high and the current very swift. salinity readings at east and west passes on an incoming tide are 1-2 ppt - very low. we are catching freshwater fish, like the black crappie and the golden shiner, in the lower delta. catches in the river are low due to the flooding.
the game fish are coming in to the estu...

Updated: 1:28 AM GMT on June 12, 2014

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About marsHen

marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.