No one correctly guessed the quiz answers in our last post, so here they are: "My true love" in the 12 Days of Christmas ends up giving you a total of 376 living things, including 40 cows to go with the 40 maids-a-milking and 12 pear trees to go with the 12 partridges sitting in them. As for the "calling birds," which are actually "colly birds," which are in fact blackbirds, you end up with 36 of them. Thus, at four-and-20 blackbirds per pie, the answer to the extra-credit question is, you receive enough blackbirds to make one-and-a-half pies, or one full pie and a tart.
Don't forget the full lunar eclipse tonight. Unfortunately, we're going to miss it here in Maine because of cloud cover. We'll just have to wait another few hundred years for one to fall again on the winter solstice.