06:40, 72F, some fog. pup and old russell out. roosters crowing. guardian shows up. doing a wash. got stung by a wasp last night when I brushed a palmetto fan. this heat makes them testy. caught 1 mouse. good coffee this a.m.
11:00, high tide at CK. 84F, north wind, 5 knts. some cormorants flying. sunny.
fed cat. back-up trawl dry. checked through it and packed it away for june. dry bait seine needed serious mending. some large rips required sewing. the bait seine has very small mesh, ~1/4" mesh. small holes get mended with small cable ties, which are faster than sewing. bait seines get a lot of wear and generally only last for a year so spending a large amount of time on them isn't cost efficient. but large rips stay mended better if they're sewn with waxed thread and each stich requires a half-hitch so it takes longer to sew them.
the 600 ft. seines last for years so it pays to mend them properly. they need proper mending anyway so they will hang correctly when they're in the water. mending nets, though, is getting to be a lost art. a stiff breeze and shade from trees made mending fairly pleasant in the afternoon.
16:10, high tide falling at #4 bridge. 81F, west wind, 12 knts. 7 ducks in shallows. 2 ibis.
17:00, 82F at back door. pleasant northerly breeze. wash dry. got 7 eggs. chickens created a new nest in a back corner which I just discovered.
19:30, 77F, good breeze. guardian found a small coral snake on our evening walk. she snapped at it. it snapped at her. I popped her butt with pup's leash and she jumped backwards. snake quickly slithered under a pine stump. dumb dog.
21:40, 73F, a fog. waxing gibbous, almost full moon above sheep pasture. deer in cactus field and in lane past sheep barn. difficult walk with pup. stars out. pleasant with north breeze.
Updated: 3:06 AM GMT on May 25, 2013
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