MILFORD: Cows. Goats. Rabbits. Cakes. Hammocks. Paintings.
Livestock and life-skills projects were on display for Shu-Mil and Hardwood Lands 4-H Clubs as members showcased their project work at Achievement Day this week.
Members choose a project or projects in the fall and work throughout the year complete requirements, with criteria dependent on the number of years in the project.
Between the two clubs in East Hants, more than 20 volunteer project leaders work with members to teach a variety of skills. All work is completed by individual members, which makes it interesting (and at times stressful) for parents to guide their child’s progress.
As members ‘learn to do by doing’, they often increase the complexity and number of projects completed.
These items presented at Achievement Day will now move on to compete at the Halifax County Exhibition in August to earn a spot to represent the Halifax-East Hants 4-H County at NS Provincial 4-H Show in September.