Friday, February 24, 2012

County Food Show

We all went to the 4-H County FoodShow and did great! There were lots of yummy dishes there-quiches, pizzas, rice, ants on a log, salad, cookies, and tons of great displays! We all had to talk to a judge about how healthy our dish was. We all had a great time and learned lots.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Horticulture Lesson

We learned all about plants and compost Sunday. We got to make our own terrariums and grow our own flowers! Ms. Janelle taught us how to make compost and what to put in it. We learned you never put orange peel in compost because it has too much acid.Ms. Janelle showed us how to plant seeds. We got to plant things in a 2-liter bottle. There were all kinds of seeds we could use. Some of us chose marigolds, some picked bachelors's buttons.

4-H Food Show

We learned how to do the 4-H Food Show! We went to the Childress' house and we watched Andrew make a Broccoli Quiche. Then we learned how to cook it. We also got to try Applesauce Oat Muffins. Then Annabelle gave a speech on her Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies. They sounded really yummy! She used whole wheat flour and stuvia to make them so healthy. Next our leader, Ms. Jean, taught us about My Plate. It's like an eating healthy guideline.We even colored our own My Plates. We all sampled the quiche, and it  was SO good!

Broccoli Quiche

You'll need:
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<!--        1 cup of milk
<!--1 cup of broccoli - flowerets
<!--1 cup of Parmesan cheese
<!--1½ cups of Swiss cheese
<!A prepared piecrust - we used the kind that comes in its own baking tin
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<!--½ teaspoon of black pepper

Pour the milk into a big bowl.   Break the three eggs, one at a time, into a measuring cup. This will let you fish out any pieces of shell before the eggs go into the large bowl.
Add the salt, pepper and the cheeses.
Stir everything together with the whisk.
Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie crust. Add the broccoli. Make sure it is spread evenly around the quiche.
    Put the pie tin on the cookie sheet and have Mom or whoever is helping you carry the quiche to the oven.
Bake the quiche for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 until the top is nicely browned. 

Clover Kids learn about music

Our Clover Kid group went to the music store to learn about music. We learned about wind instruments, percussion instruments, and string instruments.*Interesting fact: A piano is a string instrument because it has strings in it!* The people at the music store were really nice. They let us play all the instruments and gave us each a kazoo!We learned a lot and had a great time. Thanks, Guitars,Etc.!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Farm Tour

We went on a farm tour and learned about showing cows, sheep, goats, chickens, etc. We got to brush cows:

We learned about showsticks!

                        We learned how to show animals and how to be safe around big animals. We also got to see ducks and different types of chickens. All of the kids learned how to brace goats. We also got to pet all the animals.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clover Kids ‘Make a Difference’ at humane society

Clover Kids include: (seated, left to right) Eli, Andrew, Noah, Anna, Annabelle, Laura Ashley, (standing, left to right) Peter, Jacob, and Christopher Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids took part in the National 4-H One Day Make A Difference Day by giving to the Henderson County Humane Society in Athens on Saturday, October 8. They were given a tour and were allowed to play with the dogs and cats that had already been thru a series of tests to be certain they were safe and kid friendly. Clover Kids and other 4-H kids had taken donations of supplies for the animal shelter, which are really needed.
The kids also learned that they can do extra Community Service by going down and helping out with the animals from bathing to feeding and were ever else the shelter people thinks help may be needed. They said that anyone can volunteer to help out from giving time, donations of supplies or money.
The shelters are having lots of animals turned in and need our help too.
If you want to help the Henderson County Humane Society, contact Norma or Amy at 903-677-7387. They too will be most happy to help answer any questions or accept your help with adoptions.
Henderson County 4-H Clover Kids also had visitors from Cedar Creek 4-H to take part with them: Peter and Jacob, and from  Eustace 4-H our  Teen Leaders Laura Ashley and Christopher.
They, along with all of all the clubs in Henderson County, also will be selling tickets for the Adult Leaders & Parents Association Waffle Dinner which will go toward the Scholarship Program, Henderson County Calf Scramble and Henderson County Livestock Show Belt Buckles and other events. The Waffle Dinner will be held on November 1st from 5:30 PM to 8 PM. Please help support the youth of our county, remember they will be our future leaders. The waffles will also be delicious and fellowship with old and new friends will be enjoyed by all. Thanks for viewing!

Photography Clinic

Noah, Keaton, Andrew, Lainey and Laura Ashley,teen leader, all attended the photography clinic at the East Texas Arboretum. 21 4-Her’s from eight different clubs attended the clinic. Kids who attended ranged from Clover kids aged five to eight; to age 17, the turnout was great. The clinic covered good photography techniques, different photography elements, how to properly utilize your camera, and gave the 4-Her’s some new photographing ideas.It also gave all of us a chance to learn how to take pictures for/enter the photography contest. We took pictures and got tips from professional photographers. All the 4-Her's had  a great time. 4-H is proudly sponsored by the United Way and Texas AgriLife Extension .