|The Lazy Farmer's 4-H Club is known for the
ham dinner they serve on Saturday at noon
in the Feed Bin at the James Valley Threshing
show. They prepare and serve grilled ham
with scalloped potatoes, corn, dinner rolls
and pie, and extras too. It's a bountiful
feast that's been enjoyed by showgoers at
every show over the past fifteen years at
the Threshing Bee.
The members have learned so much
in the process.
They start participating in the
they join the Club, which is
about the age
of 8, and continue every year
graduate. The funds they raise
from the dinners
provide scholarships for graduating
who continue their education
after high school.
4H Club members get to share
in the memories
of how things were done a long
One of the most important lessons
involvement. They have given
back with monetary
donations for the ground's improvements.
Their donations in recent years
a pair of wooden benches, and
new walls in
the Feed Bin dining room.
4-H Club member Lowell describes the experience:
"The Threshing Bee has always been a
busy and fun time! I really enjoy the sounds
and the smells. Funny how the smell of burning
coal leaves you with pleasant memories. It
is also fun to relive how farming used to
be with all the hard work and camaraderie."
And Maddie reports, "The
has always been a great time.
I enjoy interacting
with all of the great people
They are appreciative of everything
club does, and they are very
It is one of my favorite 4-H
do throughout the year."