Tuesday, August 9, 2016

West Ottertail County Fair

Whew! We survived the heat of the county fair and had an amazing time seeing how all of our projects did. I think we had close to 80 projects this year, but the kids know the fair routine and breezed through their interviews. The blue ribbons were too numerous to count!

 Kassidy is a cloverbud and they can enter 3 projects on the day of the fair. She had a hard time choosing which three projects were her favorite!
Her fairy garden.

 Karolyn received a reserve champion ribbon on her gymnastics poster!

 Kaylee received a Reserve ribbon on her ready to ride poster.

Kolsen was so excited when he discovered he won GRAND Champion on his Hen House Poster. He will be taking this down to the state fair later in the month. He also got a reserve champion ribbon on his salsa that he canned, but I didn't get a picture of that one. 

Next year maybe we'll have animals!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Food Review 2016

 This was our first year participating in Food Review Day for 4-H. The kids had a blast planning out their meals and created quite the mess in the kitchen. They did an amazing job and we learned some additional things we will do differently next year.

Kassidy made scrambled eggs and came home with a Cloverbud Ribbon!

Kaylee decided to share her crepes recipe and won a blue ribbon!

 Kolsen made his duck, kale and white bean soup. He came home with a blue ribbon and also a Reserve Champion for the 6th grade and up category!

 Karolyn wasn't able to participate this year because she was having an amazing time at Biology Camp.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Fashion Review and Talent Show

4-H is a huge part of our school year and summer!

This year we tried out the fashion review and talent show for the first time. The girls did an amazing job sewing new outfits and putting together recycled outfits. Kolsen also played the piano and Kaylee played a flute solo. Kolsen received  Reserve Champion overall for the talent show! 

 Reserve Champion x2 for her constructed outfit!

 Reserve Champion for her recycled outfit.