Last week was our county fair and although our kids aren't in 4-H yet, it will always be a part of our life. We usually go out most nights of the week and enjoy different parts of the fair. Having a breaded tenderloin sandwich, a funnel cake, several milkshakes, a pork burger, and a lemon shake-up are always musts on the list for fair week.
Being 10 year 4-H members has provided so many memories. 4-H is where I first learned how to sew, a skill I still use very regularly today. I took basketry and made several pieces that I love, including a fishing creel, a basket w a deer antler as the handle, and a baby cradle my last year of 4-H. I also did the photography project. It was always fun taking several pictures and then narrowing it down to your best and favorite one. Showing horses provided the most 4-H and fair memories! I grew up on a horse farm and had been riding horses since elementary school, but only showed them my last 6 years of 4-H.
|My last year of 4-H showing my horse Tiny|
My farmer showed beef, took the corn project, farm scene project, and woodworking. At fair time (and also throughout the year) we always reminisce of our 4-H days.
Having kids in 4-H allows you to enjoy it all over again and I cannot wait until our time comes ( 2 more years until our oldest can start). Next year we will enjoy mini 4-H! I can picture the projects that our kids will take and hope they will want to show an animal or two also (maybe a goats and Rhode Island Red chickens - what we have now).
Until then we will enjoy the fair time as future 4-H parents!
We enjoy the games and rides!
The food and milkshakes!
We serve milkshakes as part of our Farm Bureau Young Farmer group!
We enjoy watching 4-Hers show their heart out during animal judging!
I enjoy when I'm asked to judge open class and 4-H projects.
4-H will always be a part of our life and we will always enjoy going down to the county fair!