Friday & Saturday: 4H Auction and Cleanup

July 16th, 2011 by farmgirls

  Yesterday and today are the wrapping up of the fair for us 4Hers.  The rides and the food will be there until Sunday, but all the projects are going home tonight, and all the animals have been cleared out…the whole 4H end is almost a ghost town.  It is hard to believe that it is all over already.  Kind of a relief, but also kind of sad!

   We went to the fair yesterday for the auction.  Each 4Her is allowed to sell 2 animals (or animal products, such as a basket of goat milk products) and the local businesses will ‘buy’ the animal.  I say ‘buy’ because very rarely does the buyer even want the animal…usually somebody else comes in and buys them at market price, while the other buyer is giving the 4Her much more money than their animal is worth :)  It is mainly to encourage the 4Hers.  One girl’s chicken sold for $4,000 :shock: but her family’s barn burnt this year, so it was a way to encourage and help the family :)  The chickens usually go for *only* about a hundred dollars :D

Bekah, waiting for her turn to go through the auction with her milk basket.  The chain around her neck is so that all the 4Hers line up in the correct order.

Charissa, also waiting…and taking pictures while doing so!

 

Noah, playing with one of his sisters’ chains

 

Bekah in the lineup, ready to sell her milk basket.  She had goat milk, goat milk  soap, yogurt,  snickerdoodles, and a few dish towels for her buyer :)

Bekah in the auction ring

Anna in the ring…

Cassia with her milk bucket…three girls used “Big R” buckets, a farm store near us, and Big R was so kind as to buy two of them :D  Daddy was teasing us and said that they just wanted their buckets back!

We had the opportunity to sing the Star Spangled Banner for the start of the Sale of Champions that evening :D  We were a little nervous, but it was SO much fun! 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwVJg_FmJAA[/youtube]

 

 

 

A few of the projects up in the project building.  A shawl that Anna knitted…

A sweater that Cassia knitted…

A picture Anna drew…

Anna’s, Cassia’s, and Bekah’s jumpers/blouses are all hanging up in the back row…

Today we went down to “Old Days, Old Ways” and took a picture of this cabin.  It is an original cabin that they moved here.  A family with 7 children lived in it at one time.

I like the pink tractor :D

   This afternoon we  got done butchering 51 chickens :P  :D  It was fun to have our old ‘chicken butchering buddies’,  Mr. and Mrs. B,  with us again this time :D  Mr. B looks very serious in the pictures we posted the other day, but he is anything but serious…he is always making chicken jokes when we are working on the chickens :D  We will spare you pictures of that whole process this time ;)

 

Tonight we’re going to go hear an orchestra play, so I’d better go and eat my supper (no, it’s not chicken tonight!)

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. 2 Sisters (Hannah) Says:

    Oh!! I LOVED that video!! I wish I was there, I’d be screaming!!! You girls did SUCH a great job!! Can’t you make sme more videos of you singing at home and post them? I LOVE videos! Do you girls know “Mansion Over the Hilltop?” That’s one of my favorites. :)

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    Seven Sisters Reply:

    Lol! Thank you Hannah! Yes, we do know that song…or at least some of us do :D It is/was Leah’s favorite for a while. We’ll have to see about making more videos :D

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    2 Sisters (Hannah) Reply:

    Yay!! Thanks! :D

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  2. Julianne Says:

    I love the pink tractor too :)

    Beautiful job singing ladies! I loved the harmony!

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  3. Starlene Says:

    I got chills listening to you girls sing the Star Spangled Banner, you did great and I would never have guessed you were nervous! Beautiful singing, great job!

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    2 Sisters (Hannah) Reply:

    ME TOO!! :D

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  4. Rachel Irene Says:

    BEAUTIFUL HARMONY AND SINGING!!!!!! :) You didn’t sound a bit nervous – I agree so much with Hannah about singing videos. Hey! maybe you could have a singing contest! :D
    I love the pink tractor too ;) that is what you farmgirls need :)
    $4000 for a chicken :shock: :o
    Do you have a Whizbang or do you puck the feathers by hand?? I should send you pictures of us butching chickens (if you wouldnt get grossed out – but of course you wouldn’t, you’re FARMGIRLS!) :lol:
    Love you all

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    Seven Sisters Reply:

    No, we skin them with an air hose :D Hehe! We wouldn’t get grossed out :D You can see pictures of us butchering chickens here: http://homeschoolblogger.com/sevensisters/600463/ …that was from a few years ago… :D

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  5. Gina Says:

    Beautiful Singing! Really enjoying your blog!
    I would like to add you to my blog roll:)
    Gina

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  6. 2 Sisters (Hannah) Says:

    By the way, who was singing what? I know Susannah was doing low and maybe Cassia, but what about everyone else? :D

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    Seven Sisters Reply:

    Cassia, Anna and I were singing alto, Leah, Susannah, Bekah and Charissa were singing the soprano part :D

    Jessica

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    2 Sisters (Hannah) Reply:

    Oh! it sounded and looked like Susannah was doing the low! You did really well, girls!!! :D

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  7. Esther Says:

    Loved the singing!!! You all are so talented! :D

    Prayers,
    Esther

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