Life On The Farm As The Years Fly Bye

We All Learn At a Different Pace

What did I learn about myself through my 4-H participation?

I learned that it is not easy to be 16 and on the edge of adulthood.

Head - to clear thinking, when giving your word to someone, think about how it will affect your heart if you buckle to peer pressure and go against your morals and ethics .

Heart - to greater loyalty; loyalty is something that is given freely and cannot be demanded or forced upon someone.

Hands - to larger service, you can only do what you feel is right and work hard to achieve your goals.

Health - to better living; if your word is your honor, and you stand fast to your morals and ethics; loyalty will come to you freely, your goals will be realized, and you will make a difference in the world around you.

I love 4-H !

Peer pressure is one of the hardest things we face; stay true to yourself no matter how hard it is and make a difference!

4H My Journey

Farmer's Hands Video

2011-2012 Western National Roundup

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

My Gooding Country Fair 2009 Projects

This is LT Dan he weighed 1235 and received a blue ribbon
in quality. Dan was also my showmanship steer and we
also received a Blue ribbon. Dan was a real gentlemen and never
gave me a bit of trouble.

This Forest Gump he weighed 1246 and This is Bubba he weighed 1338
They both received a blue ribbon in quality

This is my poster entry for this I received the Purple Rosette.

This is my Leather Project for this I received a Blue ribbon, The Purple Rosette went to a hand carved Leather Directors Chair, That 4-Her did an out standing job.

My Quilt Pattern is call Big Thunderand my quilt will fit a full size bed. I chose to use a fifties cartoon print and matched the colors in the print for all the borders. For my quilt I received a Blue and the Purple Rosette.

My4-H illustrated talk this year was on the Beef Niche Markets, and the difference between Organic and Natural. It also covered the requirements for each and how to make the transition. I received the purple rosette and I will go to District to compete.

This is my4-H Sew What project - A dark green 80% wool jacket, and 100% wool pants, in style revue I received a Blue Ribbon and on the sewing project I received a Purple Rosette. With this Project I will go to the State level and compete.

I had a great time at the Fair this year, all my steers behaved and my Dad came home without one bruise; ha ha that a first! On Sunday I sent Dan off and Cleaned the Barn. I am Home and getting ready for next year.

I am already thinking about my new steers, what kind of quilt I will make, and what other projects I will do.

I will start school on 9/21/09 but for the next week I will just take a little vacation and veg out for awhile.

I will be posting pictures of all my friends at the fair soon so check back in a few days. I will also post my open class entries.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

2009 Gooding County Fair is now in the History Books

Now that the 2009 Gooding Country Fair is over, I will start to post all the pictures that my Mom has taken.

I think I will take a day or two and rest up first. I had a Great Fair. So check back on Monday or Tuesday and see what happened at the Fair.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thank Your 2008 Market Beef Buyer

I would like to Thank Mike Sobotka and Sobotka Farms LLC for his support of my market beef project for 2008.
Your support and kindness of Me and all my projects is the greatness gift a person can give.

Friday, August 14, 2009

2009 Gooding County 4-H Oral Presentation Contest

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I would like to say that it is not easy to get up in front of a room and give a presentation the judges are lessening to your every word and watching your every move and scoring you while you are taking. It is hard when you are 12yrs old and even harder when you are only 8 yrs old.
I hope to see you all back next year. I think Everyone of the contestants did an outstanding job on their Presentations.

Juniors presentations must be 4 to 5 minutes, and Intermediate presentations must be 5 to 6 minutes long.

Juniors 1 Ag. Presentation - Purple Rosette to Madison Crawford 8yrs old - Proper Digestion to Avoid Indigestion. Blue ribbon Dana Whitesell 9yrs old - "The Perfect Pig Shelter".

Junior 2 Ag. Presentation - Purple Rosette Brad Whitesell 11yrs old - "Can Your Pigs Put Money in Your Piggy Bank"

Intermediate Ag Presentations - Purple Rosette Cora Isaacs 12yrs old - "The Beef Niche Markets". Blue Ribbon Brianna Reed 12yrs old - "Llama101: Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Llama".

Junior 2 Miscellaneous Presentation - Purple Rosette Matthew Wisniewski 11yrs old - " Photosynthesis: The Wonder of Plants".

FCS Presentation Junior 1- Purple Rosette Christin Wisniewski 8yrs - " Delicious & Simple Carrot Salad".

Intermediate FCS Presentation - Purple Rosette Hannah Wisniewski 13yrs old - " Perfect Pastry for Tasty Pie". Blue Ribbon Cora Isaacs 12 yrs old - " Berry Cold Berry Good Freezer Jam".

Dramatic Presentation - Purple Rosette Justin Langley 11yrs old " A Cowboy's Way of Life".

A special Thank you to the Judges, for giving up their afternoon. Marie and Robbin thanks so much for all that you do for the 4-H program.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Gooding County 4-H Style Revue

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Now that our Projects are done comes the fun part showing it off to the world!

List of contestants:
Intermediate Clothing Projects: Cora Isaacs , Hannah Wisniewski
Junior 1 Clothing Projects: Magan Bigler, Carlo Carrilo, Christin Wisniewski, Cassie Woodland
Junior Modeling Projects: Jessy Faulkner, Erin Langley
Intermediate Modeling Project: Shelby Trent, Hannah Wisniewski,
Senior Modeling: Timberly Trent
Clover Bud Models: Hannah Ruby

Judging Criteria:
Smiles comfortably
Posture is straight
Shows all of outfit to all audience
Modeling appropriate for outfit
Smooth turns
Outfit fits well
Personal grooming
Good choice of accessories
Handles clothing with ease
Poise-handles situation calmly
Style and color attractive on 4-Her
Fabric appropriate for pattern ( clothing Project)
Style appropriate for age (modeling Project)
color combination and trim pleasing
Garment pressed and clean
Hems smooth and even (clothing project)
Narration is catchy and informative ( modeling)

Now we all have to wait for the first day of the Fair to see how we did!

Special Thanks to:
Judges :
Lachell Taylor
Helen Hopkins
Leah Scott

Leana Patterson

Stage Decorations:
Blaze 'N' Boosts 4-H Club

Marie Baucum
Who does what ever it take to make our 4-H year Great!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fair 2009 starts

Today start the beginning of the fair for all 4-H projects. Today is the market animal record book interviews. We must have our books up to date, and be able to answer questions about our market projects. I have study and worked with my steers and I am ready. I will let you know how I did as soon as I find out.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Did You Know?

The 4-H Name & Emblem is a highly valued mark with in our country's history. As such it was granted a very unique and special status; it is in a category similar to the Presidential Seal and the Olympic Emblem. This federal protection makes it a mark into and of itself with protection that supersedes the limited authorities of both a trademark and a copyright. As a result, responsibility and stewardship for the 4-H Name & Emblem were not given to the U.S. Patent Office but were given to a higher level of the federal government, a member of the Cabinet, the Secretary of Agriculture. The Secretary has responsibility for the 4-H Name and Emblem, at the direct request of Congress.
The "18 USC 707" is the statement in the United States Code that outline the protection of the 4-H Name & Emblem.

I found this information while reading my 2009 4-H fair book.