OMG I hate 4-H project books!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by froggie71, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Just finished up with the 7 project books that the kids had to do for 4-H. They are a great resource when keeping track of everything you own, sell, spend, etc. but that is also why I hate them. I just found out how much we actually spend a year on all of our "pets" and how very little we take in in comparison. [​IMG]
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    Crazy, isn't it?! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm not a official 4Her, but I try to keep track of what I spend, and I'm hoping to make it back in a few years once I build up my sheep flock.
     
  3. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 24, 2011
    Ocala, Florida.
    So why are you doing "their" 4H books?
     
  4. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:Actually both my DH and I were working the receipts as 1. the records that were being kept in the laptop got lost when the laptop crashed and had to be started from the beginning 2. I was even confused as how to divvy up the receipts as DH chose not to buy things in seperate orders just because it would make things easier for the record books. With 3 kids doing 3 different poultry projects and trying to figure out how much feed 10 guineas vs. 20 ducks and 4 geese vs. 41 chickens. Anyway it was more complicated than it probably needed to be. 3. The receipts were not just mixed with poultry, but with the pig for feed and then there were the reptiles.....
    The boys did do the rest of their books [​IMG]
     
  5. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    Quote:I think it would be better if we chose to raise our animals as farm animals and not as pets. Yes we do sell eggs and we have sold chicks/ducklings, but not nearly enough to cover what the birds eat.
     
  6. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finished our 4-H Fair and saw the stack of 4-H Record Books turned in. Oh my so glad I do not have to judge them lol! Must have been a few 100!!!!!!

    My son keeps his on the computer-if it crashed we would be lost!

    [​IMG]
    Lynne
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I hear you about the project and record books.

    What a chore it can be but she sure likes the glory at awards time!

    The kids have to do the work, but it's the parents that have to make it possible for them to get the work done which means helping them keep track of the dates, times, places, expenses, whatever.
     
  8. froggie71

    froggie71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Shamong, NJ
    A.T. Hagan :

    I hear you about the project and record books.

    What a chore it can be but she sure likes the glory at awards time!

    The kids have to do the work, but it's the parents that have to make it possible for them to get the work done which means helping them keep track of the dates, times, places, expenses, whatever.

    True awards time is nice. And my boys did well. Even brought home a BEST OF SHOW in both poultry and herpetology. My main complaint wasn't the work so much as the knowing how much it all actually costs.​
     
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can't measure the cost of 4-H

    Because you can only count the money. And when it becomes
    about the money, the trophy, or even Best of Show I know I've
    measured it wrong.

    For the trophy someday get packed away. Or gather dust on
    a shelf. The award money gets spent.

    But for many, the memory of 4-H and the values it teaches become
    lifelong lessons as our children of today become the adults of tomorrow.

    Measured against my daughter becoming a responsible adult these
    few dollars mean nothing.

    I try to support her and to encourage her to reach for her dreams. Never
    stop dreaming.

    You don't need the trophy to be a winner.

    And thats 4-H to me.


    (But I've got some **** expensive chickens. And dont' even ask about
    those other projects.)
     
  10. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I just started mine tonight thankfully I only have one project this year.
     

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