Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fair Results 2014

Here is the UPDATED and FINAL Fair 2014 Results for the kids.  We are SO proud of them!  They did a great job, not only talking to the judges but helping each other out as we had fevers and upset stomach throughout the whole fair.  (Not to mention, Mommy's little mishap that put her in a sling, but that is a story for another time.)  Our first 4-H Fair definitely was a fair to remember!

Morning Glory Muffins:   Purple; Jr. Grand Champion
Cherry Jam:         Purple; Jr. Grand Champion
Trail Mix:             Purple  
Brownie:              Blue
Meat Goat:         Under 60 lbs:     Class Grand Champion
Carrots:              Red
Cucumbers:        Red
Beets:                 Red
Misshapen Vegetable: Purple; Reserve Champion
Beans, Green:   Blue
Potatoes:            Blue
Jr. Misc. Print:    Purple
Jr. Enlargement Color:  Blue       
Jr. Animal:           Red
Jr. People:           Blue
Jr. Building          Blue
Jr. Landscape:    Blue
Fiber Arts:

Latchhook:          Purple; Reserve Champion

Entomology:      Purple; Jr. Grand Champion

Misshapen Vegetable: Purple; Jr. Grand Champion
Carrots:              Red
Onions, Red:      Red
Cucumbers:        Red
Potato:               Red
Beets:                Red
Peppers, Serrano:  Red
Zucchini:              Blue
Rooster:               Red
Pedal Pull:          Third Place Medal
Bucket Calf:        7-8 Year Olds:    Reserve Champion
Trail Mix:              Blue
Pumpkin Muffin:    Blue   
Sr. Doe             Red
Sr. Buck           Red
Rocket: Blue
Woodworking:  Birdhouse:  Purple
Self-Determined:  Three Little Pigs Display: Purple; Reserve Champion


Garden (Open):               
Beets:   First (Blue)
Tomatoes:          First (Blue)
Summer Squash: Second (Red)
Cucumbers:        Second (Red)
Beans, Green:   Third (White)
Carrots:                First (Blue)
Bucket Calf (Open):   Purple       
Pullet (Open):   First (Blue Ribbon)
Kitten (Open):  First (Blue Ribbon); Best of Show

Pedal Pull:          First Place Medal
Misc. Craft - Rocket (Open):  First (Blue)              
Woodworking (Open):  First (Blue)         
Wheat:   First (Blue)
Rabbit (Open): First (Blue Ribbon)

Ethan :
Garden (Open):               
Onions, Red:      First (Blue)
Potato, Irish:      First (Blue)
Cucumbers:        First (Blue)
Hen (Open):      First (Blue Ribbon)
Pedal Pull:          Participation

Sr. Doe Rabbit (Open): First (Blue Ribbon)

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

My New Dining Room Table

Back around Christmas last year, the family was visiting with the Farmer's cousin, Larry, and his wife, Ann. Ann showed me a kitchen island she had made at the Shabby Shed in Osborne.  We got to chatting about it and so I decided to inquire of Gretchin, the owner, to see if she could help me acquire the table I'd been looking for but as of yet had not found.  

Gretchin said they'd be happy to help me and so we started on the journey of having a rustic, distressed, counter height, extremely sturdy and chunky table made.  The first step was to find the chairs that we wanted so that the height could be customized and made to fit perfectly.  

The Farmer did not want wood chairs as that is what we had and the kids demolished them.  I went searching furniture stores and a nice salesman in Kearney told me about a friend of his that had purchased commercial metal bar stools.  So I came home and began my search.  Sure enough, I found some chairs that the Farmer and I could both agree on.  They are a metal welded frame with a wood seat. Being a commercial item, we had to figure out delivery (they wouldn't deliver to a residence) but with the help of our local Coop, that was quickly arranged.  

Once we had the chairs, it was a matter of waiting 6 weeks for production and wallah.  I have a new table.  

Ethan wanted to pose with the table for here he is enjoying the new table.

It is VERY tall, but we love it.  When our friends came to help us move it into the house (thanks Jana & Danny), we all fit around the table nicely with room to spare.  It was so nice.  It will also be great for the myriad of projects and activities.  The Farmer and the boys have already enjoyed playing games on it and had plenty of room to move around.

Here are a few close-ups of the details/distressing:

And here you can see the chunky sturdy leg:

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Friday, May 09, 2014

My Mother's Day Gift

This is my Mother's Day gift this year, though the Farmer says it is more a family gift sine they get to enjoy the product thereof.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Abi's County Club Day Presentations

This is also Abigail's first year of 4-H.  With the help of Grandma Schlatter, she was able to present a vocal solo and a piano piece.  Below are her videos.

The judge must have really liked her because she was given the highest rating of OPS.  Outstanding Performance Sensation.  Abi was very excited.

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Nathan's 4-H Project Talk

This is Nathan's first year in Heart of America 4-H.  For County Club Days, he put together a project talk on his model rockets.  He received a blue ribbon for his presentation.  Below is the video of his project talk.

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