north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:43 AM GMT on January 15, 2016

21:00, 52f, mostly cloudy but with glimpses of the crescent moon. cold. damp. little fire going in the fire place. house temp is 59, and it's chilly.
at work, we are wearing our waders and layers when we go out sampling the fishes in suwannee sound. water temps are in the low 50s. catches are low. blow out tides driven by the north winds have been slowing down our sampling. the water is really skinny.
male stingrays are coming into the estuary no...

north florida - wild florida - suwannee river delta

By: marsHen, 2:25 PM GMT on September 12, 2015

09:50, 76f, feels like 85. barometer says 94% humidity in the house. we've had a lot of rain. last week the farm totaled 6". this week, we've had 4". a rain, from the incoming cold front, swept by in the wee hours. thunder woke me up around 5, but I managed to get back to sleep. when I went out around 6:30, there were puddles in all the dog holes and low areas of the yard. looks like we got over an inch but didn't feel like wading through the dripping 4 ...

wildlife farm life estuaries

Updated: 2:31 PM GMT on September 12, 2015

north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 11:48 AM GMT on August 01, 2015

07:30, 78f, a drizzle. overcast. got 5 inches of rain last night. the heaviest rain was around 04:00.
it was coming down so hard it woke me up. guard dog sleeping on front porch.. good to see as she was out with the donkeys last night with no shelter and from the way she looks got as least 2 " on her fluffy white fur.. but she found a way back into the farmyard and the shelter of the porch.
dead limbs and trees are falling.. water's heavy and they...

Updated: 4:42 PM GMT on August 01, 2015

north florida - wild florida - suwannee delta

By: marsHen, 2:23 AM GMT on July 18, 2015

07-17-15. friday, 21:40, 79F in rocky hammock, fl. overcast, damp, distant lightning all around. got 2.5" of rain on the farm while I was at work in cedar key. yesterday morning, we got 6" of rain right in the middle of doing chores which were put on hold.. this is the first rain we've had in weeks.
in cedar key today, high new moon tide. mostly cloudy, humid. the roseate spoonbills are back but didn't see them today. they are mostly visible at low tid...

north florida - wild florida - suwannee river delta and sound

By: marsHen, 3:15 PM GMT on April 11, 2015

11. april, 2015. 11:00, 78f, overcast. fog on the pasture this morning, waning half moon. rain offshore in the gulf. we need it. sheep just came in from their morning perusal of their pasture and wood lot. will let them in the yard tomorrow. went to the feed store yesterday morning and came home with feed and araucana and golden wyandotte chicks. got some turkey chicks last week. the old smoke house has been turned into a chick nursery. apprehended a 5 ft...

Updated: 3:33 PM GMT on April 11, 2015

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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.