Hmong Heritage Month

April is Hmong Heritage Month.

According to the 2010 Census:
      –  5.3% of the population in Marathon County is Asian.
–  2.3% of the population in Wisconsin is Asian.

In Wausau this past weekend there was a cultural fair at one of the local high schools.

4-H joined in the festivities.  It was quite a bit of fun.

Here are some pictures of our booth with WNEP.

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Check to see if there are any events in your area! It was fun!

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Newspaper Baskets

This post also comes to us from our wonderful 4-H Leader, Jacky, and her daughter, Anna.  (Thanks!)

These Newspaper baskets are a great way to reuse some of that old newspaper most of us have laying around the house.  It saves money in recycling costs, and it saves money in buying storage containers.  You can alter the pattern to fit your needs and tastes.  As you can see, one of them was made with something other than newspaper, make this project your own!

The pattern is from a separate website, but Jacky has made a few notes on here to make things easier. The pattern for Newspaper Baskets is here.

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I hope to see a lot of these at the Fair!

Enjoy!

 

 

Gluten-Free Cooking

Gluten-Free cooking and baking has become pretty popular.  Mostly for health reasons.  There seems to have been an upswing in gluten allergies and gluten-intolerance. That is no reason for 4-H not to adapt.  I think 4-Hers should start looking at alternative diets.  Not diets to help you lose weight, but diets to improve health.

After all….that is what one of the Hs stands for.

Marathon County 4-H is looking for some suggestions as to what some good, healthy, tasty gluten-free recipes might be.

There is a lot of negative stigma around Gluten-free, and we want to show that its really not bad at all.

Submit your recipes to marathoncounty4hwi@gmail.com

Thanks!Gluten Free Foods

Goodbye, Amber.

Our Marathon County 4-H Program Advisor is leaving us this month.  She has dedicated several years to us, and has done a wonderful job. 

She was in charge of many things including, YAC, Junior Camp, Pre-Fair events, and many other activites.

We thank her for her hard work and dedication and wish her all the luck in the world for her new job.

Her goodbye note to the county can be found in the DECEMBER Newsletter.

Thankfully, she is staying in the area, so we will still get to see here from time to time. We also look forward to when her daughter is old enough join 4-H as a Cloverbud!

Thank you and Goodbye, Amber.

Don’t Buy New Mittens!

Why buy new mittens or gloves when they get holes? Holes can be caused by many things, sometimes they get old, sometimes they rip, sometimes you wear them while you are curling and the thumbs wear out because you wore them while you were sweeping.  That’s exactly what happened to these mittens.

As someone who is always looking for ways to save money, I came up with this idea for patches.  To be honest, I was inspired by something I saw on Pinterest; I’ve just adapted it to fit my needs.

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For these patches, all you need is some scrap fabric, thread, and a needle.

Cut out any shape you want for the patch, I chose a heart because it would cover the holes better than a snowflake.  For this project I also used fleece.

Pin the fabric on to cover the hole, then using a blanket stitch, sew it

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on to the mitten.

 

This could be done with mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, jeans, or just about anything else that needs to be patched!

 

 

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We’re on Pinterest!

Hi!

We are now on pinterest! The idea of this blog is to share pictures, craft ideas, projects, lessons, and general 4-H experiences.  Anything posted here may be posted on our Pinterest page. We will also be updating this with upcoming events that will be on the calendar.

If you would like something posted on this blog, or on our Pinterest page, please email it to our administrator at:

marathoncounty4hwi@gmail.com

Hope to hear from the 4-H community soon!

Welcome!

Well this is the very beginning of our new 4-H Blog!

The purpose of this is to post and share ideas of craft projects, tips for meetings, and to create and all around general sense of community throughout our county. 

Posts on here will also be posted to the Marathon County 4-H Pinterest board, when I get that  up and running. 

Check back soon for more updates!