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a couple of photos for showing progression. These photos are also on my flickr and have notes if you’d like to read them 🙂

Blank canvass: the appointed homeschool wall in the diningroom

The Project Plan

Some of the colors

Today’s progress: I ran out of paint. I have to get more tomorrow and finish up the chalkboard portions. I am enjoying this project and the envisioning of the end product. This is going to be fantastic. Just wait until you see my perpetual calendar after the tape comes off tomorrow! I’m excited!!

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This past Saturday, two more doelings came

Sadly only one made it and she is named Juniper

Juniper appears to be Brandon’s offspring, making her half Alpine and Half Boer. So she’ll be a great milk goat and a great meat goat at the same time! Yay!!

That’s all I have got this evening.

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Sometime in the wee hours this morning, or late last night, our farm had an arrival

Pretty little Alpine girl kid. Yippee! Milk in June and the Circle turns again!

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The debate ensued tonight between Rob and I regarding the sacredness of human life versus nonhuman life. I strongly believe that Human life is the most sacred, and for many reasons. He thinks that life is life is life is life is life…..his life is no more important than a cow’s life, or a chicken’s life.

By his reasoning I cannot see the reason he is not a vegetarian at least, vegan at extreme. I read someplace that his line of reasoning should denote just that…such a view ought to quell his taste for the flesh of an animal. Our farm should only be vegetables.

I believe Human life is the most sacred of all life. I beleive this because 1) as humans our brains are evolved to the point of knowledge 2)we have free will 3)we are not driven by instict alone 4)we contribute to the advancement (and sometimes decay because of our knowledge,) of society and our race of animal in general 5)we are the only animal to have a concept of the afterlife.

I honestly think his notion is foolish and I have told him so. I think it is defeatist, self loathing and martyr-like. He has spoken to the effect many times of hating being human. That he is ashamed of it. I cannot understand this viewpoint at all. To be so self loathing as a human. Yikes.

This debate got sparked because of an episode of “Friends”. It’s the episode where Phoebe finds a cat and thinks it is her dead mother reincarnated. I do believe in reincarnation, but I do not believe we reincarnate as other animals, only as humans. Rob mentioned that he’d enjoy coming back as a sea otter or a May fly. He went on to explain the May fly. He said in the span of 24 hours the May fly is born, eats, has sex, and dies. The span of human life in 24 hours. Tell me that is not self loathing and defeatist.

How does a person come to his conclusion? He hasn’t the ability to tell me, so I ask you all, fair readers. Do any of you hold to this line of reasoning?

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