But we made it thru and are pleased with the results!
Emi Lou took photography, crops, tractor driving and recycled crafts -
This is her recycled craft - she took water bottles and cut them into flower shapes, painted them and hot glued them to an old window frame that still had the glass in it - she is going to use it as a wipe-write board in her room - Blue Honors - she LOVED doing this project and the finished result, she was very proud as she should be!
This was her photography project - creative/experimental - this was all her idea and she was so pleased with it, she earned a blue!
Casey signed up for several extra projects this year in February (which I advised against and was met with "I will do it all Mom") but after a week at Indiana FFA State Convention followed the next week in Washington DC for an FFA conference she looks at me and says "yeah I don't think I will be able to finish all those projects" to which I responded "Oh yes you are you signed up for them!" - She completed all of them and I am very proud of her - Animal Science notebook, Genealogy notebook, Soil and Water poster, photography and crops!
Here she is the day she turned Animal Science in - she turned in a notebook on Artificial Insemination of Sows - she earned Grand Champion!
FUN FACT: in the process of working on this notebook we Googled "boar semen" pictures of our family come up - aren't we cool - go ahead and give a google you know you want too!
She turned in 2 salon prints for photography - this one earned blue honors!
She got a blue on her other photo, a blue on her Soil & water, and a 2nd on Genealogy (I have no idea why and am very curious about this but it is what it is), she also turned in her crops record sheets but none of the our kids turned in crops - basically because we got nothing this year!
And then there is the boy - I asked him what he wanted to take he said "cattle, electric, crops & tractor driving" - I said you don't want to try anything else and I got a resounding NO!
He was so so proud of his electric, he worked really hard with Grumpy on this project and he earned Champion!
He totally loved this "project" - they practice every Wed. night for about 2 month's - I always take them tell them they can drive the course twice and then we will go - they like Chris to take them because he stays the whole time and shoots the breeze with the guys and Cole just drives the course as often as he can!
So we made it thru judging week - we had several other exciting things this week as well - the oldest got her license - I was a little not sure at first that I was ready for that but the day she got it was also the day of the tractor driving contest and she had an ortho appt. in Shelbyville so we said "be off" and off she went, I sent her to WalMart for grocery's later that day- I am kinda liking this! Emi Lou also spent 3 days at cheer leading tryouts and made the fall squad - she is over the moon excited, she worked hard practicing and I am so proud of her!
Next installment will include set-up and the annual airing of the greivences - you know you can't wait!