Sunday, July 22, 2012

2012 4-H Projects

Well, Robert's project books were due on Thursday, so most of this week was spent helping him complete his books. The 4-H program is a great way to keep the kids learning all year long about things they like and are interested in or may think that they are interested in. Robert completed project books for Fire Safety, "Crank it Up"- a small engines project, Genealogy year 3, Market Goat year 3 and Dairy calf year 1.

Dazzle is his calf for now - leasing her for this show year

He has worked very hard on each of these projects and I'm anxious to see how he does at the fair in 16 days. But here is a preview of his animals:

Butterscotch will be up for sale on August 9th

He has been walking, clipping and bathing these critters plus a few others this summer, not to mention feeding, cleaning and carrying LOTS of water to them. These projects really give him something to work at all summer, but it also requires that he keeps track of records, like feed bills and what the animals have eaten and when they have been treated, regardless if they are sick or preventative measures. They have to determine if they have made a profit or loss on their project and also set goals at the beginning and then decide if they reached those goals at the end.

The animals are a lot of work, but a lot of fun and can be incredibly rewarding.

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