north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:42 PM GMT on March 25, 2013

07:15, 52F, clear. sun coming up. roosters crowing. dixie at back door. pup outside, takes off to the cactus field followed by guardian. doe deer by bamboo, watching progress of dogs. pup suceeded in getting a fair amount of cactus spines in feet. lamb bottles heating up.
still thinking about archaeology talk on saturday. investigations have gotten dates back 4,300 year from shell mound and shell rings surrounding shell mound on the out islands. which can be translated to CK proper. much of which is built on large shell mounds. that little fishing village has been inhabited, and eating seafood, for a very long time.
11:00, medium tide rising at CK. ducks in channel. herons hunting in marsh. large flock of white pelicans hanging out on a sand bar to the south. 52F, NW wind, 10-15 knts. chilly but sunny. pleasant out of the wind.
fed cat. washed 70ft. seine and back-up trawl that was covered in mud. not sure how this happened since it was not used.. bait net billowing out on the fence. will mend it tomorrow. spoiled cat ignored the anchovies that fell from net as it was shook out to hang on fence. maybe tonight he'll find those sun-dried fishies.
16:05, picked up truck from andy's. had 4-W drive switch replaced. blowing a gail almost, NW wind, 15-18 knts. cabbage palms fluttering. 58F. sunny. high tide at #4 bridge. ducks head-down in shallows. egrets in marsh. ospreys circling their nest in big pine on SR 24. owls gone again.
17:30, 68F, windy, sunny. got 2 eggs. almost out of hay. hoping to get some tomorrow. cherokee roses blooming again. citrus blooming. dogwoods lovely all over. saw 1 wisteria blossom on ground.
19:40, 58F, wind died down some. watching day fade in back yard. catbird and cardinals come to bird feeder for late snack. jupiter showing faintly. big waxing gibbous moon rising in the east.
20:50, 52F, clear. orion, etc. bright up there. ring around the moon. moonlight bright in front yard. weather-guessers predicting scattered frost. if there was split firewood, there'd be a fire going. but no such luck. only large logs left. wearing my Christmas slippers. good night.

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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.