Updated: May 20, 2019
date: April 28, 2019
air temp: 58 F
water temp: 43 F
tide: near high, beginning to fall
conditions: Sun! It's a miracle.
notes: I've been worried since I was last out for my epic farm floating about the quantity of gear I left attached to the two sets of floating long-lines I managed to get rigged up. Too much weight pulling against my anchors gives me trouble sleeping at night. All was well, fortunately, and all 40 (!) bags of oysters, babies and adults, were accounted for. I am just dying to get the right drainer tide to get out and get some more anchors and buoys and lines rigged up. One year of experimentation under my belt has given me a pretty good sense for how to do everything better, and now I just need the universe to cooperate with me, as usual. In all my years working in various trades on the ocean, nothing has taught me the virtue of patience more than waiting for the weather to cooperate.
There is so much to do out here and I am so excited to do it all, which is typical of me. Now that I know things are safe as I have them temporarily rigged up, though, I need to go ashore and start thinking and planning and gathering the supplies I will need to get this farm looking like the professional enterprise that I know it can be.