Thursday, October 04, 2012

An Autopsy

Firstly, please pray for our Internet situation. Our satellite Internet provider has been experiencing a nationwide outage for the past 4 days. I'm sending this update via phone.

Now, back to the intent of this post. The Whitfield's and our kids were invited to our friends (who is also our vet) home the other day for a very unique homeschooling lesson. They were invited to come and observe the dissection of an ostrich! This baby ostrich was being cared for by a local farmer and had died. So, Noleen had to determine the cause of death.

Not every day you get invited to an ostrich autopsy huh? The kids had a great time and learned a lot. And yes, they did determine the cause of death. It met it's first Georgia Bulldog Fan ; ). Just kidding. It actually ate some particular kind of hay that it couldn't digest and got all clogged up. Sad story for this little guy, but a great learning opportunity for for the kids.

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