north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 11:26 AM GMT on March 30, 2012

06:55, 57F. fog out in pasture. dawn chorus, roosters. pale sunrise. found a tick when I was showering last night. not a good sign. already had red bugs.. with this warm weather so soon, we might have a horrendous buggy summer.
08:00, 63F. the sunlight came in the east window of the house, through the door, across the hall into the dining room where I was answering email, and reflected off the west window.. 3 deer resting under the big cabbage palm in the cactus field.
11:20 - on my way to CK with 2 feedbags of sheep manure for the memorial magnolia that was planted today at the lab in honor of our dear friend and administrative assistant. 2 red-shouldered hawks playing tag over a pasture. medium tide at CK.
low to mid- 70's. mostly cloudy. wind, S, 10 knts. water choppy. tide coming in.
16:00, high tide and a big flock of ducks by #4 bridge. got 5 bales of hay that looked dry from the hay guy. he was all dirty and sweaty and had been planting peas. we need rain.
17:00, 82F at the farm. guard dog in heat. reddog howling. had to move the dogs around. unloaded hay.
20:10, 73F, overcast. no moon, stars or planets. dogs all barking..

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2. marsHen
1:08 AM GMT on March 31, 2012
ticks and redbugs! I hate them!! one reason I work out on the water - only have to deal with no-see-ums. have heard the same thing about guineas but my dogs would chase them off..
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1. janetlee
5:58 PM GMT on March 30, 2012
ticks are the very worse things of summer in my opinion. we have lots of them around here, the really horrible ones--those little seed ticks. I like you think its going to be a very buggy summer because we had no really hard freeze here this past winter. maybe we should think of getting a few guineas for the yard, i understand they really like ticks.
enjoy your day
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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.