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Natural Dyes – a 4-H Project

Natural Dyes – a 4-H Project
Please forgive me. I am not trying to jump on the natural egg-dyeing bandwagon.  I did that a few years ago... This time, I wanted to share an accomplishment by my eldest pride and joy. My 12-year old daughter has been in 4-H for nearly 5 years and it has been incredible to watch her self confidence bloom.  Recently, we had our county Presentation Day, and my daughter and her friend decided to do a Natural Dyes project...and they won a Gold, the highest level award offered. She'll take it...

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My Not-So-Secret Love of Backyard Chickens

My Not-So-Secret Love of Backyard Chickens
Several years ago, my daughter joined 4H. I did a happy dance because that meant that we finally had a legitimate excuse to get chickens. I have always been an animal girl, but when I was growing up, my mom never allowed me to get any pets beyond the family dog. It was sort of traumatic, actually. In 3rd grade, my class raised crayfish to learn about their life cycle. Many of the other children were allowed to keep theirs, but I had to release "Pokey" into the stream instead. When I was 13...

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A Child’s Healthy Recipe Twist on Mac & Cheese

A Child’s Healthy Recipe Twist on Mac & Cheese
My daughter is in her third year of 4-H, a youth leadership program.  This year, one of her projects is cooking.  You might be thinking, "duh - of course she is doing the cooking project." But the big surprise is that she isn't very interested in cooking most of the time.  She recently told me that she wasn't "much of a cooking girl."  Sigh.  But in this case, she loves it because she compares notes with her 4-H pal, Rose.  They are often in cahoots to plan cooking play dates, so that they...

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Our 2nd Annual Great American Bake Sale is Appro...

After nearly a month of planning, it is hard to believe that our 2nd annual Great American Bake Sale is coming this weekend!  Sunday will be a whirlwind of events - our 4-H group will be selling home-made animal treats at Olompali Heritage Day in the morning and our school community will gather at Victor Jones park for our Music for the Hungry event in the afternoon.  Entire families will sprawl on the grass to listen to music performances from parents and children and eat BBQ + delectables from...

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