As summer nears fall, the new school year begins and county and state fairs come to a close. We had a blast at our county fair this year. The boys were very active in their 4-H clubs, and of course by the time it was over, Mom and Dad were very tired.
Here are some of our highlights from the fair:
|Rhode Island Red hens in our field|
This was our first year showing chickens, and we learned a lot. To my surprise, the hens were very cooperative, and our oldest son won a first place ribbon with his hen.
|First place winner!|
Our oldest son joined the rifle club this year, learning gun safety. He enjoyed target practice.
Our middle son took an interest in beekeeping this year. Being division #1, they studied the different types of honeybees, how to tell the difference between a drone, a queen, and a worker bee, and how bees forage nectar and produce it into honey.
His club poster was titled Indiana Honey Plants and explained how each flower and herb produces different flavors/colors of honey.
The boys were also involved in archery. This was our oldest son's second year. His club poster labels the different parts of a recurve bow.
That's our county fair experience in a nutshell. Not to mention the food and the great time we had looking at the other animals.
What's your favorite part of the fair? I'd love to hear about your 4-H experience!