06:20, 71F, clear skies. roosters up, yellow dogs under the house. oatmeal for breakfast.
08:45, medium tide going out at CK. flock of ibis heading for the marsh. low 80's, slight breeze.
10:50, low tide at #4 bridge. heading for fowler's bluff and lunch. wild turkey crosses the road. fire trucks from lower suwannee wildlife refuge parked along the road. perhaps they're doing another burn? a ranger with his foot propped on a heavy equiment trailer picking stuff off his pants' legs. ticks? sandspurs? glad I work on the water!
15:40, 97F at back door. clear. sunny. pups in wash tub. me reading the sunday paper.
just when I finished and was considering a nap, the hay guy called. he cut hay and got it baled today and had more bales than would fit in his barn. went and got 15 bales. I had to owe him. it was o.k. by him. he was just happy that he's getting that hay in. passed a truck with a big trailer coming in as I was leaving. summer on a farm is pure back-breaking, sweat soaked work. dusty, too.
since weather's been so flucky, went back and unloaded the hay right away. got 1 egg.
18:10, 93F, clouding up. brisk wind from the east.
a drizzle begins. thunder. hoping that all the hay is in the barn over at that hay field. there were 2 long rows of hay left to bale. 50-60 bales? with a crew consisting of extended family and neighbors, I'm thinking they just made it.
19:20, 84F, very overcast. 0.10" of rain.. no wind at all. a tree size branch from a huge laurel oak in the sheep pasture broke off the main trunk. must have been that east wind. it wasn't like that last night. let the dogs out and started the chores.
21:00, 79F, muggy with mosquitos. moon hidden by clouds. the lawn needs mowing again. will have to let the sheep in for an afternoon or two before the grass gets too tough ..