north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 12:10 PM GMT on February 16, 2014

06:30, 38F, clear. waning gibbous moon setting over sheep barn. salmon skies to the east. roosters crowing. short walk with pup around the house. no sign of guardian, probably busy in the bushes. oatmeal for breakfast.
09:00, low tide rising at CK, north wind, 5 knts. 54f. lone blue heron on oyster bar. church was good.
12:30, low tide rising. south wind., 5 knts.. 57f. heon left. cormorants and brown pelicans at oyster bar. white pelicans to the east.
14:30, 68f, sunny, clear, blue skies. yard work, making brush piles. a large yard with a lot of trees, mostly live and laurel oaks, cabbage palms, and some large pecan trees. collected kindling.
17:00, 60f. a very pleasant day.
18:10, 58f, neon orange sunset. finished chores. everyone's eating hay. got 3 eggs. pup tired of hanging around. got a fire going in the fireplace.
20:50, 48f. clear. waning gibbous moon rising above the lane. a lot of bright stars. orion high in southern sky. not misty like past few days.
a bright eyed varmint under the corn crib. probably a coon. maybe that yellow cat. pup sees/smells it. pup's not allowed, barks. guardian comes over. heads in opposite direction barking. armadillo runs under corn crib to sheep barn. sheep exit barn quickly. guardian barking in distance. armadillo disappears in hole by sheep yard. sheep return to barn. everyone's barking. donkeys join in..
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.

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