4-H Fun!

We started 4-H as a way to be able to have chickens in our neighborhood.  But it quickly became much more than that!   First to dip their feet in was actually me.  Over several months, they offered Backyard Basics classes for adults.  I attended a canning class, a yogurt and mozzarella-making class, and a sausage-making class.  Got Ben to help me with my first attempt at making the sausage…

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Voges Veggies

To dive way too deep into the backstory, Lindsey and I became friends while our oldest kiddos were in KinderMusic together.  I'm also the children's photographer here in Boerne, where she used me to photograph her family... and then later worked for me for a couple of years, doing all of our marketing. When she came to me one day with the news that she was quitting, in order to…

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Best Summer Ever!!!

Well, that's what the San Antonio Magazine is advertising.  I don't necessarily have the time or budget to make it the best summer ever... but I'm going to make sure it definitely has its moments!     The first thing I decided to do was make a list of all the things the kids could work on during down-time (or when they say they're bored).  The list includes everything from…

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4-H Chicken Fun Show

Our brave, fearless, and crazy 4-H poultry project leader attempted her own chicken show for us... and succeeded!!! The kids got to practice their showmanship skills.  They showed their chickens.  There was a cutest chick contest.  Our eggs competed!  ;)  The kids got to dress up their chickens for a costume contest (just look how cute Ms. O is in her military tutu, to match Ben war museum shirt... and…

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My Day in Texas Ag Takeover

LOVED being asked to takeover the My Day in Texas Ag instagram account!  And I rocked it!  ;)   I highlighted farm-fresh salads, sides, meals, desserts, and cocktails.  I talked about the Pearl farmers market, the Hill Country Nursery, Voges Veggies, 4-H, raising chickens, fresh eggs, and more!  Even got to enjoy Valeria Farm-to-Table and Whiskey Cake for the first times too!   The only thing that could have made…

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San Antonio Livestock Show & Rodeo

It was a glorious day!!!  We skipped watching the rodeo this time, in exchange for checking out every single barn and exhibit... and participating in the competitions! We had never attended the 4-H expo before.  Dozens of clubs showed up to hand out information about their groups and provide games, snacks, or take-aways for all the kids that stopped by.  I think we spent an hour in this barn, enjoying…

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Kendall County Fair

It was our first time to enter the fair.  And we went BIG! Our first drop-off was all of the boys' photography.  Then I entered a bunch of baking.  The boys entered Legos and woodworking.  And the big kick-off day (after we participated in the parade), we brought four chickens up to the barn for judging. All our hard work, time, blood, and sweat: I won first, second, and third…

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