Crestomere 4H News

December was a busy month for the Crestomere 4H Multi Club.

By Aiden McTaggart

CLUB REPORTER

December was a busy month for the Crestomere 4H Multi Club. Here is a quick look at what happened for our club this month:

On Dec. 6, we had our regular meeting and right after the session on how to speak in a public speaking event. Two past 4H members came to help us, Damian Stamm and Morena Stamm. The biggest tip I got was to look up at the audience, not our papers. We have been brain storming our speeches and so far it is going good. As always we are looking for judges, let me know if you are interested.

We had a 4H Christmas party at Crestomere School on Dec. 20. We had a fire in a fire pit, tobogganed and had a great time skating in the Crestomere rink. It was a warm and sunny day; we had hotdogs, hot chocolate, and lots of Christmas goodies. After we were done that, we all went inside the school to do a couple of crafts and had a Chinese gift exchange, it was a really fun day for all of the 4H Multi Club members.

The sheep group went to a farm with lots of sheep on Dec. 23. It was the farm of Nathaniel Paulson, he lambs out 1500 ewes every year, many with twins and a few triplets. He has converted a pig barn into a sheep finishing area and it was very clean because all the poop falls through the cracks. We went during shearing time and got to watch them shear, we timed them and it took an average of 1 minute and 30 seconds for them to finish a sheep; very fast! Mr. Paulson’s farm was well run and clean and we learned a lot there. Thank you for letting us come to your sheep farm Mr. Paulson.

January will bring a regular project day and public speaking.