Archive for Thursday, May 22, 2008

Local 4-H’ers find projects in fieldtrip

May 22, 2008

The Basehor Rustlers 4-H club went on a recent outing to Lawrence. Club members enrolled in the Foods and Nutrition project took a tour of Wheatfields Bakery, which uses organic flour milled in Kansas. The 4-H'ers learned the bread-making process from start to finish, including baking in the large wood-burning oven. The bakery has a large variety of breads and members got to sample quite a few.

Following the tour, members enrolled in the Fiber Arts project and headed off to the Yarn Barn, a specialty retail store that has a variety of yarns and tools for knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning. The 4-H'ers took turns weaving fiber into threads and found that even yarn made from bamboo fiber can be soft. Members who toured the store were inspired to start their own projects, which will be entered into the Leavenworth County Fair this summer. The Basehor Rustlers ended their outing with lunch and a fun filled time at a local park.

If you have questions about 4-H or are interested in joining, the club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, downtown Basehor.

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