north florida - wild florida - rocky hammock

By: marsHen, 2:33 PM GMT on January 07, 2017

09:10, gray and gloomy in North Florida. 50F here in Rocky Hammock. 43 in Cross City (betting that no one knows the local legend on how they got their name..) 53 at Cedar Key. north wind, 10 - 18 knts. I'm thinking the rain has passed but will wait for a bit to go get hay.
it's lambing season here at the farm. lambs arrived just before Christmas and there's still a few ewes waiting ... they all need that hay. this morning, at 05:30, eveyone, sheep and lam...

hurricane hermine

By: marsHen, 2:57 AM GMT on September 02, 2016

22:55, it's quiet. every once and awhile I feel a breeze circulating through the house.
now it's starting to rain again. the quiet was eerie.

north florida - wild florida - hurricane hermine

By: marsHen, 2:45 AM GMT on September 02, 2016

22:33, 77F, raining hard, big gusts that are bringing down branches and dead trees here at the old farm in Rocky Hammock. new moon today. just dumped the rain gauge which was topped at 6". the yard's flooded and starting to work its way under the house.
I moved the guard dog from the south facing porch where she was getting soaked into the mud porch. sheep are in the barn which I hope will hold together.
Cedar Key has wind from the south 40 knts. wit...

Updated: 3:19 AM GMT on September 02, 2016

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 12:41 PM GMT on August 29, 2016

08:30, 79F. calm and sunny. waning crescent moon.
thinking about the fall of 2004. all those tropical storms that impacted this area - charlie, frances, jeanne .. I lost my clam leases - all the young clams that I planted, several hundred thousand and that was just the start - all gone, bags, clams, corner markers.. both leases I had out south of horseshoe beach, gone. didn't even know where the leases were without a gps... ended up selling everthing for...

north florida - wild florida

By: marsHen, 11:02 AM GMT on August 26, 2016

06:45, 77F, calm, rosy skies in the east, partly cloudy. a lot of folks are all worked up about 99L. meanwhile, the roosters are waking up the farm, the donkeys are hooting for their breakfast, and the guard dog is sleeping in a hole under the pear tree after a hard night of barking. sheep are on their way out to the wiregrass pasture.
the wiregrass is thick and healthy since it was burned in May. it's putting out seed heads. the sheep and the gopher to...

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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.