Oreo is a fine equine family member. I try to make sure she is well cared for. I knew her hooves needed a trim, but finding a farrier who was available proved tricky. Good news, though—we finally had her hooves trimmed today! Willie was running ahead of schedule, so the job was done when we got there. I was stressing because I was thinking he was running late, but he had been waiting on me! That rarely happens because I am usually on time.
Oreo was thrilled to get some grain and loving. As you can tell, she obviously hasn’t been hurting for groceries.
Oreo makes sure to get the last little bit of food.
Our county has a wonderful 4H leader, and I appreciate all the work Sue does on behalf of our children. She helps the kids learn new things, schedules workshops to create projects for fair, and transports projects to state fair and sets them up. She is an amazing lady. She even took this picture for me since I couldn’t get to state fair myself! Thank you, Sue, for all you do for us.
Thanks to Sue, I have a picture of Bela’s project!
Bela decided to try her hand at a new category of exhibits this year—Heritage. I like the category because it’s something she knows well—her family and traditions. She put together a family grouping with photo albums and a book about Melungeons. In the category Other Cultural Exhibit, she made a small display about Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Nobody else has done exhibits like these. I was proud to see that both of her projects were chosen to go to the state fair this month in Grand Island! Those fancy purple ribbons make the tables look so much nicer!
Day of the Dead table
Ysabela and her minion cookie jar!
It’s fair week once again. Kids are completing projects for 4H, and parents are stressing along with them. Bela decided to do a minion cookie jar, and she finished it a few hours ago. Now all tha remains to be done with it is bake two dozen cookies and get it to the fair grounds in the morning. Her other projects include two photo groupings in the heritage category and poultry. The poultry show is Saturday morning.
Ysabela and I were channel surfing last night and stumbled upon Junk Gypsies. Apparently, business is good for those girls. Turning trash into treasure can be a rewarding experience for those with vision, talent and creativity. In my case, time and tools for crafting would play a pivotal role! These Junk Gypsy girls have a workshop that any redneck Santa would envy. Their parents are also on standby to help with projects. I really enjoyed watching old things become upcycled treasures. I guess our favorite project from the show was the pinball machine table top. The girls found a pinball machine top, covered it with plexiglass and added legs for a super sewing table!
Ysabela is now thinking of projects we can do. To defend myself, I started following Amie and Jolie on Pinterest. You never know what picture will spark a creative fire at our place. We have several ideas for projects, but we have to gather supplies and hoard some time to create. 🙂 She has already made a shelf and a set of clothes line poles in shop class. I can’t wait to hang my wash on the line!
We found a chandelier at a yard sale for $1. It can be upcycled into a terrarium. I also bought some shelves and tables for $1 each at another yard sale. Those can be refinished if we feel like it. This year, Bela and I will be on the look out for pallets. I plan to revisit my own 4H Pinterest board to remind myself what I wanted to get done! It’s shaping up to be a busy summer.