Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2007

Legacy 4-H’ers help with farm tour

October 18, 2007

The Legacy 4-H Club helped with a special event at Landeria Goat Farm the weekend of Oct. 6 and 7. The event was the Kaw Valley Farm Tour.

Landeria Goat Farm, owned by Milton and Kathy Landers, was one of the stops on the tour.

Legacy 4-H members assisted Kathy by organizing the following activities: farm tours, face painting, scarecrow making, goat cookie decorating, whipped-cream eating contest and a goat obstacle course. The members also dressed their goats in costumes and led them in a parade around the farm. Twice the 4-H'ers performed a dance for the attendants. More than 500 people showed-up for the event.

"My favorite part was giving tours and telling people about goats," said Legacy member Natalie McCracken.

When asked what the visitors were most interested in, Natalie said, "the goat cheese making."

Throughout the weekend, Kathy showed people how to make different kinds of goat cheese.

"I thought it was really cool that we learned about cheese and got to go into the cheese cave," said Kassidy Forshey.

Former Legacy 4-H president Kassidy Forshey helped organize all of the activities.

"I planned a lot of it, and I learned that working together is really important," she said.

Legacy member Ellie Fowks stated that she enjoyed helping with the face painting.

"My favorite thing that I painted was a cat," she said.

Kathy was pleased with the turnout and plans to have her farm in the Kaw Valley Farm Tour next year.

Legacy 4-H meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the De Soto United Methodist Church, 8760 Kill Creek Road. The next club outing will be a haunted hayride on Oct. 19.

Anyone interested in joining the Legacy 4-H Club, is asked to call the Johnson County Extension Office at (913) 764-6300.

Lyndsey Fowks, Legacy reporter

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