06:20, 49F, wolf light. calm, clear, a few of the brighter stars showing. all two roosters singing. songbirds waking up. guard dog eating the dude's food. oatmeal for breakfast. fat tuesday.
6 deer in the donkey field, browsing on low branches and oak saplings while I pitched hay to the donkeys from the last of last summer's hay roll. ran out of $$ for donkey hay so they have to finish this roll, which is o.k. but just a little dry. they finished their ration by afternoon.
09:30, low tide coming in at CK. upper 50's climbing into the low 60's as the day progressed. high tide by noon. light winds clocking from the NW to the SW through the day. washed 2 trawls and began mending the tore up trawl when it was almost dry. started on the cod end which is heavy twine and difficult to knot. should finish that part by tomorrow. the rips in the body will be easier since the twine is lighter and easier to knot.
still high tide, but going out when I left CK at 16:00. lots of ducks floating in the back waters.
the ospreys spent most of the day squabbling.
18:40, 62F at the farm. cloudy. not a breath of wind. spanish moss not even stirring. no stars or planets. deep dusk, could barely see when I took the russell for her walk. heard the first whip-poor-will!! sounded like it was on the fence line in the cactus field where the deer like to hang out. think it was in the bamboo thicket that overhangs the fence. kinda early but he was singing loud and clear. trying to let that field go wild and restore it to a state where it attracts the wild critters.. hoping for quail, and even a turkey or two.. well, maybe not turkey. they like trees and it will be several years before I have trees out there. watered my pines and cypress. the cypress are putting out shoots! hope it lasts.
20:10, 59F, clearing. stars and planets out. finished feeding the dogs. new moon tonight. maybe tomorrow I can see a crescent if it's clear in the west.