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Meet a local 4-Her: Bella Reeser, friend of her animals

My name is Isabella Reeser; this is my fifth 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. I was so excited for this project! Unlike my sister, I have never had the chance to show livestock, so I couldn’t wait! To get us started for our birthdays, our parents and grandparents bought each 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. Then while my sister and mom were at work, I would practice walking and give them baths.

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. I loved every step along the way with this project.

Even though I was sad when I had to sell my wether, I am looking forward to breeding my ewe and buying a new wether and showing it and my ewe at next summer’s fairs.

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

Willing Workers 4-H Club 2022: Looking back on a year of community service

By Avery Thielen
Willing Workers 4-H Club Reporter

Ringing bells, working to help others, front, Kassie Thielen and Clara Thielen, back, Avery Thielen and Paige Thielen.

The Willing Workers 4-H Club loves to help the Osage City community. Last 4-H year the club found many new ways to help the community. During 4-H week members made cookies and gave them to the nursing homes and other medical centers to show appreciation to all medical workers. Around Christmas, members made cookies and went caroling at the Park Place Apartments and other assisted living locations and gave cookies to the residents living there.

In the winter the members volunteered to ring the bell for Salvation Army in front of Jerry’s Thriftway. Every year after Smoke in the Spring, the Willing Workers clean up all the trash left behind. In April, the Willing Workers brought a easter egg hunt back to Osage City. The easter egg hunt was held at the Osage City football field. In preparation for the fair, the club cleaned up the Osage City fairgrounds, and made pies for the Lions Club.

The Willing Workers 4-H Club looks forward to helping the community in new ways again this year.

Meet a local 4-Her: Allie Kneisler, quilter and goat caretaker

My name is Allie Kneisler and I just finished my seventh year of 4-H. I am a member of the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club and the club treasurer. I am also the treasurer for the 4-H Council. I really enjoy 4-H and have learned a lot in the last seven years.

This year I had a great year. I participated in the fashion review, livestock judging contest and participated in both round robins at the fair.

Our club also participated in a lot of different activities this year. This year I participated in photography, fiber arts, visual arts, woodworking, and buymanship.

I really enjoy making quilts as I like to see how much it changes from fabric to a quilted design by the end. I also like working with the animals and showing them at the fairs. I really like showing my goats at the fair, and plan to show them at the Kansas Junior Livestock Show this year.

I think my favorite things about 4-H are club meetings and spending time with my friends at the fair.

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

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!

Meet a local 4-Her: Ethan Kneisler develops leadership skills

Editor’s note: This week, Oct. 2-8, 2022, is National 4-H Week. Osage County News will celebrate the week by featuring local 4-Hers, who have shared stories of their 4-H experiences.

My name is Ethan Kneisler and this is my eighth year in 4-H. I am the president of the Osage County 4-H Council and the president of the Lyndon Leaders 4-H Club. I am also one of your Osage County Fair ambassadors. I really enjoy being an ambassador.

My favorite thing about 4-H is working on the projects and working with my animals. This year I showed a heifer, steer and goat. I also really like working on my garden for horticulture, and I love working on different woodworking projects. This year I made a Civil War Soldier chair. I also participated in the livestock judging contests and both round robins at the fairs.

Since I am in the leadership project I am a junior leader for livestock and electrical. I enjoy helping our younger members in the club with their projects. I really enjoy 4-H, and I plan to keep showing animals and working on my different projects. I also enjoy 4-H meetings and hanging out with my friends at the fairs.

Photo: Osage County 4-Her Ethan Kneisler shows his heifer at an Osage County fair.

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

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