Thursday, August 29, 2013

School is back in session so that means that 4-H is not for behind. In fact we have already had our first meeting. Back in march our current club manager turned in her letter of resignation as she was moving out of state. In passing I mention this to Mr Fixit and Daughter(she is in this said 4-h club) and they both immediately said you need to take it over.

So with much prodding from them 2 I send the lady an email and told her I was interested in taking this program over.

WOW! I think I should have had my head examined when I wrote that email. Now I am the proud Club Manager of the Vet Science program. We are starting year 3 and I think after working ALL summer to get the years worth of speakers, field trips, volunteer positions and loads of community service lined up I have aged about 6 years.

Have I ever mentioned how I don't like to stand in front of crowds? Well I think the world over probably felt the earth tremor as my voice was cracking. Now you say how hard is it to stand in front of a room of teen agers, well my reply is VERY HARD...... I have been out of school for a long time and really had no problems then but I sure do now.

I could tell that I had been stressing over this WAY to much as my usually clear skin looked like I was 14 again....ack!

The time came to report to the meeting and it was very hard to stand in front of that room of 30 people but it will get easier. I just have to remind myself I am doing this for the kids!!

If yall don't know about the 4-H vet science program it is a wonderful program geared towards teens to learn about Vet work. Even if they don't do anything else but this program they will leave it being able to be a Vet Assistant, so if you are like me usually a wall flower step up and help out some young kids that want to learn.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I have been watching the weather and I am getting excited to see the temps are changing and the days are starting to get shorter. You know what that means, cooler weather  and the beautiful colors of fall are near!

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 With this change means work when you live on a farm. We have been busy planting the fall garden, cucumbers were in the ground 2 weeks ago. With 108 plants I sure hope to be swimming in pickles all winter! We are also going to be planting Broccoli and cauliflower. I will be changing up how I keep them protected over the winter months this year.
This is how we did it last year. It works pretty good unless you live in East Texas when during the winter you may run your Air conditioner during the day and the stove at night. Without being able to totally remove the plastic almost daily it was sad to say but they pretty much burned up in there.
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This year we will be trying this one instead! I already have the list of things I need to get along with a new watering system I will install on this one.
It is also the time of year to be thinking about fire wood! Wow how I hate that word during the summer but sure love it during the winter when we are nice and warm and don't have the huge electric bills for the furnace. We have lived in East Texas for over 10 years and we have not used a furnace since we moved here. Every house we have lived in has had a wood burning stove.