April 26th, 2012

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Only 1, because it's hard to take photos of bouncing baby goats. :lol: Especially when you have 2 hunger-monsters that WANT that bottle, and don't care that younger hunger-monster *needs* it. (I...am playground equipment. Or they're mountain goats. Take your pick.)

Presenting: Trinity

Risky and Calvin's daughter; she's about 1 hour old here. So far, we're 3 brown kids, all from Calvin. I was hoping for spots - but that's OK. 2 girls/1 boy is good.

Trillian has frosted ears - otherwise, the 2 girls are pretty much identical. Boy has a "-" on his forehead. I won't comment on that...:lol: (He's for sale, BTW. If you know anyone local that would like a dairy buck - Zoe is currently giving us almost a 1/2 gallon PER MILKING. She freshened on Saturday, and this is her first. So.....I'd say she's milky. :lol:)

Gotta get ready for school....and get more bottles ready. The twins are on 3x/day....Trin will get a nip every 2 hours or so for the next 24, then we'll move her to 3x/day.

Now we wait on Annie, Mocha and Inara. :waiting:

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Chemistry is COOL!

or so says my son. :lol: (Did ya see the pic of Trinity? I posted it earlier. She's a cutie!)

He's currently doing "The Elements" by Ellen McHenry. WORTH every penny I paid for it - it's a fantastic, simple without being stupid introduction to chemistry. What caused the statement?

We did an experiment to see if breakfast cereal is magnetic - it has iron added, right? Come to find out...it IS. (Fill a cup with water, and drop in a flake of cereal. It needs to have at least 40% RDA for iron, and you need a strong magnet. Hold the magnet above the flake...and it'll move with the magnet. Freaky!) We then pulled the iron OUT of the cereal (crush up some cereal, put it in a baggie with hot water, smush it around, then hold a magnet to the side of the bag. You'll see the iron moving toward the magnet, out of the cereal.)

He likes Science, and this Chemistry unit has been right up his alley. Fun, educational - you can't ask for more than that!

I declared today a "light" day - we did the core subjects, and are off to snuggle babies. We can do that - we're "ahead" of the game, and besides - we school year-round. We have room in the schedule to have fun...so, we are. :lol:

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