This was D's first year in 4-H, but not his first year to enter in the fair. Last year he took the chair that he built (with help) and got the reserve champion in open class! This year he was excited to get to do his very own projects. He chose woodworking, archery, cooking, and geology.
Our friend Danny works in a woodworking shop, and had a few extra scraps of wood. We had intended to use one piece to make a clock--but as we searched for clock parts, we also found a cool weather station kit. He was putting penofin on the weather station, so that we can hang it out on the deck if we want. It has a thermometer, a barometer, and a humidity gauge (whatever "meter" that is called!!) He got a blue ribbon for that work.
He was pretty proud of his work though!!
The geology project wasn't his first rodeo in that department either!! He has attended with our family the state trip for the last few years! He enjoyed picking up his own rocks, and especially enjoyed using the chisel to chop up his specimens! He worked very well at glueing his specimens to the card and getting them arranged in his box. And also helped to pin them all in! His box took Reserve Champion out of 6 displays!! I was proud of him for that!!