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north florida - suwannee sound

By: marsHen , 10:06 PM GMT on June 19, 2012

05:50, 67F, clear. roosters just woke up. puppy quiet and glad for breakfast. newdog learning the farm layout.
09:20, high tide going out on the suwannee river. upper 70's, wind E, 8-12 knts. water temps, 27-28C, 80-82F. did offshore bait sets at "low tide" in water up to my neck.. 3 of them.. then, thoroughly wet we ran through a 1-2' chop and I got thoroughly chilled. wore my foul weather jacket for the rest of the day. did 5 trawls. nothing came up of note except a trawl catch of black, wiry algae infested with YOY portunus crabs ~ 1" wide (747 of those little crabs) and a 4 ft. florida gar caught in mcgriff channel. low catches today - flatfish, catfish, and stingrays.
the sawgrass is fruiting with brown seed heads - before the solstice even.. a few ospreys fishing. one large alligator crossing a feeder creek. one big unidentified sea turtle out where the water was green and choppy.
15:00, extra high moon tide coming back into the river and the marina. today being the new moon.
16:00, 80's at cowtown where I loaded up with hay, feed, and groceries. now I have to unload the truck - groan..
20:20, 80F, slight breeze from NE. called the hay guy and he cut hay sunday so said to call him thursday. hoping he doesn't overdry it. got 2 eggs. 4 deer and 1 coon in donkey woodlot. pretty sunset.
22:00,78F, calm. hazy but some stars out. tomorrow - the solstice.

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2. marsHen
12:51 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
yeah, finding a home for that pup is gonna be hard.. esp. since everyone I've asked either has a litter of their own, or has given away most of their dogs (!).. but I think that they were hunting dogs who don't have much of a life beyond a few excursions away from their pen.. it's just getting too expensive to feed dogs good food. I got a puppy shot for her yesterday and administered it last night. was a little worried because she's small and I don't know how old she is, thinking 8 weeks.. but this a.m. she was fine and tucked into breakfast. she's gaining a little weight. no longer skin and bones. she looked like a dog skeleton with a skin draped over it when we found each other. all the outside dogs go by the aviary and visit her. sigh. I don't need another dog . but..................
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1. janetlee
12:21 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
we had a very large osprey overflying our pond yesterday. He never could find a tree to perch in that would support his weight so he continues on his way. We do have them stop frequently to fish.

good luck with the new puppy, hopefully you can find him a new home soon if you really do not need him but sounds to me as he thinks he's home now ;)
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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.