norh florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 3:08 AM GMT on February 27, 2015

22:00, 49f, overcast but half moon showing some. guardian on the trail of a skunk. pup wants out.
last night the wind was so fierce that it blew 2 doors open in the house. it was 63f around 21:30 when I took the pup out for her final walk of the day. the wind was picking up from the south. in the morning, large oak and pine limbs were on the ground, several in the paths I travel to do the chores, and a dead oak went over in the donkey woodlot. the top ...

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:40 AM GMT on February 17, 2015

21:30, 63f, windy - SW. mostly cloudy, stars coming and going. report is that we will get some rain over the next 24 hours. we could use some rain.
can hear a barred owl in the woods to the NW. sheep snoozing in the barn. guard dog barking down the lane. I repaired some holes in the lane fence this afternoon so I'm hoping that the deer don't hurt themselves crossing it. perhaps my smell will alert them to the change. surprised a skinny yearling in the l...

Updated: 2:43 AM GMT on February 17, 2015

north florida - wild florida - suwannee river

By: marsHen, 1:04 AM GMT on February 07, 2015

05:30 at farm. 43 f, clear. waning gibbous moon setting through the donkey woodlot. sheep up. roosters crowing. house temp, 61.
pack lunch, do chores. oat hay to sheep, lambs, and donkeys, as well as coastal bermuda hay.
09:00 at suwannee fl. 45f, cold NE wind 10-15 all day. incoming tide. river flow upstream significant. we were sampling the fishes of the lower suwannee river with trawls and the bait seine. the mud on some of the boat sets wit...

Updated: 1:16 AM GMT on February 07, 2015

north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 1:46 PM GMT on January 08, 2015

07:02, 29f, clear, slight breeze from the north.
twin lambs born this morning under the pines in the sheep woodlot. guess "pinky" thought the barn was too crowded.. both lambs look like their fathers - not hard to tell who belongs to whom. oh, pinky!
08:40, house temperature is 56f. wind is picking up! supposed to blow a gale today. heard the front come in at midnight last night. one minute it was quiet with the big gibbous moon shining in the wi...

Updated: 1:36 AM GMT on January 09, 2015

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 2:02 AM GMT on December 25, 2014

22:40, 65f, overcast and foggy. it was windy all day. cedar key buoy clocked wind from 12-15 with 20 knt. gusts. windy on the farm too. lots of palmetto fans and branches littering the yard. rain is sporatic so far, almost 2 inches has fallen since sunday. we need the rain. missed the new crescent moon due to cloud cover.
the rye grass is tall and green. time to let the sheep and the new lambs into the yard. they stand at the gate if I'm in the front...

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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.