Last week was the Jr. Livestock Show. Starting in 3rd grade, the children are able to enter the Homemaking Categories of sewing, baking, crafting, etc. Mary Clare entered a small hand quilt, a crafted fairy house, a pipe cleaner fairy, and her rose photograph.
Her quilt one 3rd place in her age category for Small Hand Quilts. She won a gift certificate to JoAnn's fabrics as well as a small monetary gift if she opens a bank account. She's looking forward to doing that soon, and starting to save for a car and for college.
Here she is with her quilt
And here is her fairy house, decorated with seashells and sand. She even made furniture inside with shells!
Here's her beautiful rose photo. The photography category was very competitive with dozens of photos entered.
All the kids in the exhibit hall with the homemaking entries. I love how Tommy has one boot off and one boot on!
Checking out some of the livestock
Watching some livestock judging. I think this was the goats.
And Mary Clare's ribbons: 4 blue ribbons for each entry and the white for her 3rd place award.
We are looking forward to future years of livestock shows! The girls are already planning next year's entries. Ellie will be able to join the show next year. 4-H seems like a wonderful program, very low cost, with lots of opportunities for growth in different areas, and many scholarship opportunities, too!