north florida - wild florida - econfina

By: marsHen , 9:46 AM GMT on June 14, 2012

05:30, 75F. distant lightning and thunder. overcast, sprinkling. roosters up. dogs barking.
left the farm at 07:00, no rain, sun was out. sheep in the pasture. dogs on guard.
09:30, high tide at econfina river. out on the bay, calm. sea like glass. gray, no horizon. wind began by 11:00, shifty. did 10 trawls, the guys worked hard. we all worked hard. massive paperwork on the black sea bass and YOY hogfish..
wind shifted to the north by 13:30, 10-15 knts. choppy. tide going out. water temps ranged from 28-30C (82-86F). storm clouds built over mainland all afternoon. lots of scallops out in the seagrass.
15:50, big rainstorm in perry going back. clear to old town, then rain all the way to the farm. puddles everywhere, back streets flooding.
18:10, 77F at the farm. good rain but drizzling when I got back. parrot singing - frogs singin too ... got 1.3" rain.
fed and walked everyone. got 3 eggs. 2 rabbits in the lane. 2 pileated woodpeckers in the donkey woodlot. fawn in sheep pasture, waiting for mom at the south fence.
21:20, 73F, cloudy to north. foggy. a few stars.

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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.