Hello readers, wow, I can’t believe that it’s already December. My, oh my, how the months go by. My name is Jessica Wiebe I am the reporter for the Prespatou 4-H Community Club!
This year our club has seven members. There are five senior and two junior. One of our junior members is brand new. There are 10 projects. The beef club has four members, four market projects, and one heifer project. Our sheep club has three members and five projects; two market projects, two ewe lamb projects, and one ewe with lamb project.
The beef members had a beef weigh-in on November 12. Everyone was happy with the weight of the animals. They now are getting their animals used to being around them, and getting them tame and halter broke. After that they start working on leading. That can be a challenge if your animal isn’t used to you, so it is very important to spend time with them while they are eating.
On December 1, we registered my ewe with lamb project. She is due to have her lambs in the spring. Now, I need to work on my record book. She is already tame and halter broke so I don’t have to work with her on that level. She is a bit of a pain when I go into the pen to feed grain. It is fun to get back into a routine of feeding 4-H animals.
I’m excited to get my other lambs at the end of March. I enjoy the challenge of getting my animals to eat grain out of my hand. Most of the clubs were selling tickets for two prizes of a Half side double ‘P: Beef cut and wrapped. It was a district fundraiser. This money is going to the beef announcer booth at the fail fair grounds. Thanks to all who bought tickets. This will make a nice new addition to the beef ring!
That’s it for now! Thanks for reading! And Merry Christmas!
— Jessica Wiebe, 4-H Club Reporter
This article is sponsored by Fort St. John Home Hardware Building Centre.