County Fair Winners

annie1992July 17, 2006

Some of you know that I let my great niece and nephews help in the garden, and that I help them with their annual county fair entries.

This year Noah entered herbs, he had basil, dill, cilantro, parsley and sage. His sister, Savannah, entered rhubarb. They each got 4 H ribbons. All 4H entries get ribbons, but they're proud just the same:

Dylan and I made root beer jelly for his entry. (Yes, that's my fencing assistant and general all round farm hand) He won a blue ribbon, first prize for jellies in his age group!

Amanda entered a rhubarb pie, using Grandma's recipe. Another blue ribbon for pies and a Grand Champion ribbon for baked goods:

A successful year, altogether!

Annie

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bubbeskitchen

With or without the ribbons they'd all be winners. You have a clan there, Annie.

I admire the work ethic and determination of your family. So many kids today are caught up in what they want, not what they can do. Yours demonstates such positive influences.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 11:16PM
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jessyf

Hey Amanda nice pasties ooops I mean pastries

Root beer jelly? I gotta have THAT recipe.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 11:30PM
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kent4489

Well Done! Annie, I know you're proud, as you well should be.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 9:24AM
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annie1992

Are you SURE you want that recipe, Jessica? It's root beer, sugar, lemon and SureJell. It tastes just like root beer and the kids eat it on toast. It might be OK in thumbprint cookies, I suppose, and it was unique. LOL

Annie

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 10:11AM
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sheshebop

Root beer jelly...well, it was unique!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 3:12PM
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riverrat1

Annie, thanks for sharing your life with us. I agree with Renee on the work ethic and determination of your family. You have so much to be proud of!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 4:52PM
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teotiki

Annie,
thanks for the pictures. It's really nice to see the proud faces of those you help. Especially Dylan your expert fencer assistant. Such cute kids.

Iris

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 7:34PM
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annie1992

I'm telling you, teotiki, that kid can outwork at least half of the grown men in the family, and wear me into the ground. He'll work all day for $5 and be happy for the company, especially if he gets to drive something.

Their father is useless and their mother is gone, but the kids are still pretty good.

Annie

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 9:13PM
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momto4kids

Ohmigosh, Annie! What terrific achievements! I'm sure they are proud! I agree, it is so nice to see kids doing something other than TV! All the kids are very sweet-looking...but I love Savannah"s eyes. And, wow! Amanda gets prettier by the minute. Every picture I see of her is prettier than the last!

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 3:30PM
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doucanoe

Well, done! Noah gorws herbs? He and I would get along just fine!

Great bunch of kids, Annie! I know you are proud of them, and rightly so!

Linda

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 3:42PM
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Gina_W

How cute! Very industrious and useful of them - thanks to your influence Annie.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 4:00PM
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craftyrn

Ahhh a clean sweep for Annie's gang ! They must be proud as punch .

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 7:48PM
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