Getting Ready For 4H County Stock Show

We have been crazy busy over here getting ready for our county stock show which takes place Wednesday through Saturday this week.

Since we are in 4H, we can show animals, plus compete in the “family living” division.

(Photo credit: My Amazing Madison)

Each 4H member can show up to 20 items in the family living division, which can include baked goods, quilts, knitted items, altered paper, etc.

Since it seems I have very competitive children, I’ll let you do the math and guess about how many projects we have going on over here. Suffice to say there have been some heated discussions about who gets to use the sewing machine and the oven next.

(Photo credit: My Amazing Madison)

There have been no less than 3 quilts, a stuffed animal, a back pack, and a skirt sewn and ready to be judged. A knitted scarf, a knitted purse, a Sharpie tie dye shirt, a painted jewelery box, a chess set made out of paper, and some drawings are also ready.

We also have kids busy in the kitchen making salt water taffy, rock candy, muffins, and cakes.

Besides all that, we are showing 7 rabbits (which we have done before) and a goat. Everyone is hoping to score many blue ribbons.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    My daughter would love being a member of your tribe :) so much action and activity. This is the year Im teaching her to cook. She’s been bent on getting a rabbit and showing it at the county fair. Her friend is part of 4-H and my Emily wants to join too. Now she wants chickens too.

  2. Good luck to everyone! I miss my days in 4H, though I didn’t give near as much attention as I should have. Truthfully, the only reason I got 1st with my rabbit is because there were only 2 of us in our division. (Mixed breeds.) But I miss it all the same.

  3. Cathy Estes says:

    We live in Grapevine so I’m assuming we are fairly close to you. I would love to attend the county fair so we can gain a better understanding of what 4 H encompasses, but I can’t find any info on where it is. If you have a second, will you shoot me an email and let me know? We have 7 kids all with varied interests, of course, so I think it would be a great fit for us. I have just had a HARD time getting plugged into a group! Thank you. I LOVE your blog!

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