Miss Abigail and I just returned from three wonderful days of Home Ec School. Our state 4-H office hosts this program every year during Spring Break and they do a fabulous job of it. We travel and sleep on the floor of a high school gym (boys sleep in a different part of the building!) The kids attend activity tracks based on the home economics projects in our state 4-H curriculum. This year Abigail was enrolled in the food track and she loved it. She learned more about food preservation and canning and also enjoyed a section on gifts from the kitchen. Abigail also loves to have friends around her, so she had lots of fun participating in the games and activities on both evenings. One favorite evening activity was yoga instruction in the dim lights with glow sticks!
And then we came home to house guests! My oldest son and his wife came to visit and brought this sweet, sweet grandson. Our second son and his wife traveled up to visit as well. What a blessing children are!
I went along as a chaperon for our county kids and was able to crochet for much of the weekend, so I now have a new granny square and a couple of new "granny round" crochet dishcloth patterns that I will share soon. I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to take advantage of a wonderful program such as Home Ec School. I know some of you are also involved in 4-H. Are these kinds of programs are available in other places? What do you all do with 4-H?