marine biologist around the Suwannee River delta. Raise Cracker sheep on an old Cracker farm ~ 12 mi. (as the crow flies) from the Gulf.
By: marsHen , 12:15 PM GMT on January 29, 2012
06:40, 41F, clear, slight breeze from north. cardinal singing, rooster carrying on. oatmeal.
08:40, low tide at CK, ducks in the channel. went to the jiffy store to get a paper and when I got back in the truck it wouldn't start.. it just clicked. 5 minutes until church so I left the truck and walked to church.. windy! NW, it seemed.
after church one of the clammers drove me back to the jiffy and checked the battery. loose cable. he fixed that and jumped the battery 'cause it wouldn't start on its own. headed back to the farm.
tide still low, ducks still there.
12:20, 69F, sunny, breeze from the north, stew for lunch, let sheep in the yard.
I heard a commotion. got out the back door just in time to see reba chase the cat, then stomp her foot at the dog. she was calling for a lamb, but she hadn't had a lamb yet. I checked her rear and she was going to have a lamb. put the dog up. 10 minutes later she had the lamb on the lawn between the smoke house and the farm house. she's cleaning him up now. the lamb is on his feet and tottery.
within an hour reba had him cleaned up and he was looking around for lunch. I moved them to the lamb stall in the barn. while I was preoccupied with reba and the new lamb, the rams crashed a fence and got into the loquats - ate the leaves off them. the dog and I herded everyone down to the barn. north breeze, 5-8. sat out in the yard and watched buzzards circle the moon.
19:50, 56F, north breeze. got 3 eggs. moved some plants inside. frost predicted. probably not but didn't want to take a chance.
waxing horned moon and jupiter crossing the arc of heaven together tonight. venus brilliant in the WSW. hope the truck starts tomorrow. don't worry -be happy..
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