Hello readers I am back!! My name is Jessica Wiebe. I am a member of the Prespatou 4-H community club.
In July we had our Achievement Day’s. Our club did amazing. We had the Reserve Champion Steer, Grand Champion Ewe Lamb, The Grand Champion Market Lamb and the Reserve Market Lamb out of the entire North Peace for 4-H District.
It is getting close to that time again where the 4H clubs will be starting up for another year of fun. Our North peace 4-H District has six different clubs. These are the clubs you will find in the northeast region, the Wonowon 4-H Club, Prespatou 4-H Community Club, the Beatton 4-H Horse Club, Green Valley 4-H Club, Lakeshore 4-H Club, and the Silver Willow 4-H Club. We had some new projects happening in our district last year, soil science and tractors. As you know we also had the other projects like beef, sheep, swine, dog and horse.
Let me tell you a little bit about the projects that I mentioned earlier in the article. If you choose an animal project like the beef sheep and swine you want to pick out one of those animals to raise for the 4-H year. If you choose a beef project you need to pick one out in October as the ranchers sell their steers then. The weigh in deadline for beef is November 15. If you pick a sheep or swine project you would pick out you 4-H lamb or piglet in the end of March to the beginning of April. The sheep and swine weigh in deadlines are April 7. After the weigh in you want to tame the animal and feed it until July when we do achievement days. There you have the choice to sell it out, put it in your flock or herd. Well I don’t know much about the horse and dog projects but it definitely looks like fun and you don’t sell your horse or dog. There are other non-animal projects available if you find a leader that wants to take it on like photography, foods, sewing, leather crafts, small engine and many other projects. We learn a lot of hands on life skills in 4-H.
Our motto is “Learn To Do By Doing” 😃
I would like to send out a big thank you to all of the buyers and sponsors of the North Peace District for supporting our clubs by buying the 4-H animals that we raised.
Thank you for reading.