Meet a local 4-Her: Allie Reeser, shepherding a new project in 2022 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Meet a local 4-Her: Allie Reeser, shepherding a new project in 2022

My name is Allison Reeser; this is my eighth year in 4-H and my first year in the sheep project. My sister and I decided this year we would like to try a new project, sheep. So to get us started, for our birthdays our parents and grandparents bought each of us a ewe and wether lamb.

In late March, our journey began by going to a local farmer’s farm to pick out our lambs. The lambs were kept at our grandparent’s house, and every day my sister and I would go to their house twice a day to feed and water them.

During this project, I learned how to gradually increase their feed to help work them up to being on full feed, how to clean a sheep pen, how to bathe and shear sheep, how to show sheep properly, and how much work it takes to take care of them at the fair.

Even though I was sad at the Overbrook fair when I had to sell my market lamb, I enjoyed the experience and look forward to showing my ewe again next summer.

Celebrating National 4-H Week, Oct. 2-8, 2022!

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