north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 12:38 PM GMT on July 29, 2013

06:50, 73F, fog in pasture. waning crescent moon over sheep woodlot. sun rising clear and bright. roosters crowing. walked pup. guardian checking down the lane. dixie perusing the compost pile. deer in donkey woodlot. elderberries setting fruit - dark bunches of small tart berries. oregano, pink and red roses, milkweed, and white and red salvia blooming.
10:50. several wild turkeys running along the shoulder of 345. medium tide falling at CK. 83F, SW wind, 4 knts. sunny. solitary spoonbills and egrets working the edges of the spartina and oyster bars. white pelicans resting on sand bars.
don't know if they're early arrivals or just didn't leave. did not see any white pelicans may/june.
fed cat who killed a little garter snake. damn cat. but he does protect the nets from rats and mice. hung, washed, dried, and mended last bait seine. continued mending 600 ft. seine. almost done unless there's a surprise at the end. enough breeze to keep no-see-ums down.
16:10, low tide rising at #4 bridge. sunny. SW wind, 6 knts. 86F. spoonbills in small groups perusing the flats. brown pelicans on oyster bar. bald eagle flies over lab.
stopped and picked some going-to-seed little white astors and seeding brown-eyed susans. threw them in the cactus field. cypress growing. pines growing. can't see if planted pines in north part of field survived. grass and dog fennel high. guardian met me at gate.
17:50, 86F, partly cloudy. sunny. got 3 eggs. sheep in pasture. pretty warm and dry enough so that my potted plants need watering.
21:20, 80F, overcast. a mist. a few stars showing. pleasant walk with pup down the lane.

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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.

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