Busy month for Crestomere 4-H

Hudson Gillard reporting for the Crestomere 4-H Multi Club

We held our second meeting and first project day on Nov. 17 at Crestomere school.

Members discussed our Christmas party to be held at the school skating rink on Dec. 16. We will also have a public speaking workshop at our next meeting.

Everyone broke off into their projects

Cleavers held a mock meeting to prepare them for membership. They finger-painted the 4-H logo on canvas and made some artsy tiles with sharpies and rubbing alcohol.

Sheep members expanded their knowledge with a Kahoots quiz on sheep breeds, terminology, diseases, knots, age using teeth, and body condition score. A medical station had members calculating a dose of medicine to treat a sick seep, and then they got to practice injecting bananas. Finally they learned how to prepare sheep feces into slides to put under the microscope looking for parasite eggs.

Outdoor/Foods members got to “butcher” a big pumpkin to make soup and brownies. Index cards were made to identify local wildlife and birds, and then members hiked through the bush looking for tracks and any wildlife or birds.

Small engine members reviewed safety rules and discussed their main project. They went over the basics of a single cylinder snowmobile. After doing repairs to a single cylinder snowmobile they learned about safe riding and operation.

Woodworking members started with shop safety. First year members made a sanding block, bench hook, and a tic tac toe game. Second year members made a maple phone holder. The older members worked on tool sharpening.

Our most recent meeting was held on Dec. 8 at Crestomere School at 10 a.m.

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