Wow I am loving this weather, this is probably the best time of year.
Hello readers my name is Jessica Wiebe I am a Sr member of the Prespatou 4-H Community Club.
It’s the time of the year where the 4-H members are very busy. The sheep members just got their lambs in April and are working with them, the beef members are working with their animals to make sure they are sound proof and ready for achievement days.
For our club this is the month of fundraising. We have one of the member's grandfather making some planters and benches. Also our club has some picnic tables that we did not get to sell last summer. Our leaders will be advertising those items on the North Peace 4H District Facebook page so be sure to go check that out. We are also cooking hotdogs for the Prespatou School Carnival May 5. Thank you to Fort St John Co-op for bringing out the BBQ and the hotdogs. We also made an agreement with Dawson Road Maintenance and we’ve got a 5 km ditch garbage cleanup that we will be doing in our community.
In April we had our first sheep weigh in, we did it together with the district. All of our animals were big
enough to use in this 4H year, so we were happy about that. The members have been working hard to get their lambs to trust them and beginning the leading process for the last month. Our club does once a month weigh ins with the sheep so that will come up here shortly.
It has been difficult to work with the beef animals due to the mud in their pens. But now, since it is a bit
drier, it’ll work better to lead the beef animals. I brought my heifer out a couple days ago and just to get her used to some new surroundings and some sounds that were going on on our yard. Thankfully she did only get away once, but it took less than five minutes for me to get her a back. Will be having beef weigh in sometime this month as well.
So, as you know, our achievement days are in July we have a few changes this year. We had to move our
achievement days back a week. We can’t use the North Peace fairgrounds due to the safety inspection so we will be going to the Dawson fairgrounds for achievement days this year. Dates to remember for this are July 15 and 16, 2023. The sale will still be on Sunday. It will just be in the VJV auction mart, as far as we know.
That’s all from me, I will let Arielle take over know.
Hello my name is Arielle Reimer. I am a member of the Prespatou 4H Community Club. Today I will be sharing more about dog 4-H. The most important part of dog 4-H is that you need to get to know your dog, in order to do certain things. I mean your dog can be challenging especially if your dog is stubborn like mine. Which makes it very hard to train a dog. So all you have to do is work really hard. Our club is doing some lessons on dog training to help us train our dogs and show us some tricks that might help us train our dogs. In our first session, we learned this game called choice. It was a game that teaches your dog to sit stay and wait for you to tell a dog that they can get the treat. We also learned a couple tricks on how to recall you learned how to teach a dog to sit and stay now it’s time to put all the stuff I learned to work to get me and my dog ready for achievement days. 4-H is a fun experience and I learned a lot.
That all for me have an amazing spring.