It’s National 4-H Week, celebrated every year the first week of October. 4-H is that organization for me . . . the one that at the time I wasn’t thrilled about joining but hindsight being 20/20 and all. Without 4-H (and FFA) I wouldn’t be writing, speaking, sharing . . . farming. At the time I didn’t know I was learning skills that would serve me for the rest of my life. Now I know.
So in honor of that precious four-leaf clover and all it represents, here is a list of previous 4-H related posts beginning with the first ever shared on this blog.
To Make The Best Better: “And of course there is the responsibility part of 4-H – the responsibility, accountability and follow-through, because as my parents were prone to point out, it wasn’t their 4-H projects being swallowed by weeds or waiting for morning chores, it was ours.”
4-H Superheroes: “So, thank you Lee County 4-H for inspiring me. Thank you for showing me that 4-H works, changing an eight-year old kid into a young adult who lives with knowledge, confidence, respect and responsibility. Thank you for keeping me motivated.”
Can Cow Wink?: “They most certainly do. It happens when an animal – cat, dog, gerbil, steer, pig, goat, lamb – looks you in the eye, holds your stare with those dark pools of mystery, and seems to say, “I trust you’ll do your best with me.” That’s the wink Lea was describing.”