Tag Archive | 4-H

2015 Shu-Mil 4-H Achievement Day

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(left to right) Sam and Sigma; Emma and Cupcake; Charlie and Petunia in the lineup with judge Andrew Greene.

Today was Shu-Mil 4-H Club’s annual Achievement Day. It featured the members of the club and what they accomplished throughout the 4-H year, as it displayed the non-livestock and livestock projects they worked so hard on. Sam is a member of this club, and so is her younger brother, Charlie. Continue reading

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Co-op Community and 4-H Day 2015

Sigma at Co-op

Photo credit to Co-op Country Store

June 6 was the annual Community and 4-H Day at the Co-op Country Store in Milford. It featured a barbecue, pet photos, dog nail trims, 4-H petting zoo and excellent in-store specials. Better than that, it was all free! All donations collected went to Shu-Mil 4-H Club, of which Sam is currently a member of. Continue reading

Our First 4-H “Pro Show”

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MG and Sam in the Chevon class

The Nova Scotia Provincial 4-H Show is the biggest organized 4-h show across Canada, and this year, we got to be a part of it. It was held in Bible Hill, NS, at the Provincial Exhibition grounds. This is also where the GANS Summer Classic is held every August. This show ran from Friday, September 26 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. To compete at Pro Show, you need to have won Champion, Reserve Champion, first and/or second place in your class at the county level exhibition on 4-H Day. Continue reading

The 130th Annual Halifax County Exhibition

Sam and MG stepping forward to get the Champion Chevon title

On August 13, 2014, we competed for our second time at the Halifax County Exhibition down in Middle Musquodoboit. Sam showcased three does for Triple RT Farms, of Nine Mile River in the county 4-H Show. Continue reading

2014 Shu-Mil Achievement Day

Sam at the back of the line with Triple RT Farms doeling, Penny.

Sam at the back of the line with Triple RT Farms doeling, Penny.

Today was Sam’s second 4-H Achievement Day, that took place at the Milford Recreational Centre in Milford, NS. Although none of the Summer Young goats were able to be shown this season, Sam still exhibited a Nubian doeling for Triple RT Farms in the Senior Showmanship class. The little doeling’s name was Penny, and was quite well behaved for her first time. Continue reading

The 2013 Halifax County Exhibition

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Sam and Clover in the 4-H Dry Yearling Class

This summer was our first time entering livestock in the ever-growing Halifax County Exhibition. Sam was scheduled to show on the first day of competitions, Wednesday, August 14, in the 4-H show. This exhibition is the qualifying show for all the 4-H clubs in the county of Halifax-East Hants, meaning that every project that placed well here got to go on and compete at the Nova Scotia Provincial 4-H show at the end of September. Knowing this, Sam tried her hardest to win a first or second place in all of her classes with the Summer Young goats.

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Triplet Sisters Trinity and Dancer

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Dancer and Trinity hiding around the corner of the doe house.

Well, long story short, we bought two more goats. This goat thing is turning into a serious addiction.

On July 27, 2013, an ad for three purebred Toggenburg kids appeared on the Nova Scotia Kijiji website. Sam saw it and immediately began begging her mother to buy just one goat for her. Continue reading