north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen , 1:24 PM GMT on January 07, 2012

07:20, 53F, foggy. a golden sunrise. crows calling, donkeys hooting for hay. last night, I made them clean up their hay. they did and they were hungry this a.m.
gave the new mom, halvah, and tuna-hedy some extra grain since they were the only sheep hanging in the barn.
fried red fish for breakfast. from some fishermen friends. they said red fish are still plentiful and biting out at corrigan's reef.
15:00, 72F, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy to partly cloudy all day. sometimes it looked like it was going to rain but it didn't. watered all the trees. sand pines look alright. not sure about
the cypress. I have to admit that it's a difficult place for a cypress to take hold. checked out 4 gopher tortoise burrows in the cactus field. 1 was abandoned but the other looked like they were in use. tortoises make several burrows. no telling who else is living in there.. lots of different critters find shelter in the burrows.
went to the hay guy's and got 10 bales. brought him a bag of tangerines. his bales are light and cheaper and easier to unload than the feedstore bales. but they're drier too. it's donkey hay.
boiled shrimp for lunch. they were good. a lazy day.
19:30, 57F, mist rising in the pasture. did the chores early. got 3 eggs. big moon coming up over the pines. venus bright in the west.
got a little fire going and reading leslie silko's "ceremony." started it in the summer and only got a few chapters read. picked it up again and suddenly it reads different - about a native american come back from WWII with shell-shock.

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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.