Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patty's Day Greetings

A co-worker brought in some St. Patrick's Day treats. God Bless her Irish roots!

The cupcake is still sitting on my desk tempting me to devour it in two bites. So far I've resisted...though there's a bit less icing now than in the photo above.

St. Patrick's Day always reminds me of 4-H...guess it's the clover, huh?

So here's my shout-out to what I think is THE best youth organization out there...


Any other 10-year 4-Hers out there?

I still remember...
  • the hours sitting by the back door in front of a fan with a bucket of soybeans to separate out the trash and pick out the cracked beans for a perfect jar of soybeans to exhibit...
  • the time I had to throw out an entire cake batter (or was it muffins?) because I forgot the eggs...
  • the pistachio coffee cake which took top honors in the microwave cooking project - nothing like a bright green bundt cake to wow the judges...
  • my dad yelling EVERY year as we loaded up the hogs to take to the fair because my sister and I NEVER took the project seriously enough...sorry Dad...
  • the tromping through the woods and the stopping by the side of the road to collect the perfect leaf from a tree or weed from the ditch...gotta love forestry and weed identification projects...
  • and so many more great memories!
Do you have a favorite 4-H memory? If so, please share!


  1. So jealous of the cupcake...sign I'm a bad mom, huh? Thinking of breaking out the horses w/the kidders tonight (Craig is building a birdhouse w/T - I SOOO got the better end of that deal). Anyway...we had many yell-fests over 4-H, but the great memories def outnumber the traumatic! :) Can't believe A will be old enough to start her own 4-H experience next year!! Yikes!

  2. I don't have 4H memories, because I wasn't in it. I went to one meeting, thought it sounded like a lot of work and never went back. I won't let my kiddos make the same mistake...hubby has LOTS of 4H memories and talks about them quite a bit. I'm jealous.

  3. Oh your 4-H comments made me reminisce! I was a 12-year lifer 4-H'er - my favorite memories include doing record books last minute, trying to do my "decorate your duds" project with two broken arms, and lots of time at the barn breaking my cattle to lead. :)



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