The children have done very well this year in 4-H. My daughter finished her final year of Clover Buds, her project for the June General Projects show was a blue bird house. It’s currently home to a wren family!
My son really REALLY loves birds so this year he took on a rather ambitious project. After one false start (thanks to me forgetting to return the bones on their drying trays to the oven after cooking supper – the cats ate the first try) he was very pleased with the final result and his project was selected to go on the the Illinois State Fair!
Then the last week of July we attended the County Fair. Before bringing animals to show they have to be nice and clean, ready to put their best foot forward!
Our son showed 2 of his Splash Silkies, a pullet and a cockerel. The cockerel took home the Fancy & Bantam Class Champion ribbon! We are all very proud of the kids for doing such a great job caring for their birds…
Sadly, this week has brought an uninvited guest. A weasel killed 4 pullets, two of our youngest farm yard crosses, one sweet buff silkie, and to our great disappointment, the pretty splash pullet who showed so well for our son at the fair. So for the past 2 nights I’ve been up checking every hour or so with the dogs helping to patrol. We are hoping to permanently rehome the offender. Behind the Pearly Gates.
I hope everyone is taking a moment to enjoy the waning days of summer. They simply slip by too quick.