Clover Seeds celebrate 4th year at county fair
CENTREVILLE — Clover Seeds 4-H Club, “planting knowledge one seed at a time,” is one of the largest clubs in Queen Anne’s County. Leader Lori O’Connell said the club currently has 63 kids on its roster. They take members as soon as they can walk and talk, up to age 18, she said.
At the 75th anniversary of the 4-H Fair, the Clover Seeds club has its largest exhibit yet. All under one tent this year, visitors will find lots of free activities. Wool lambs, market lambs, a dairy and meat goat, two calves and fluffy chickens are in pens around the tent for kids and adults alike to interact with. The chicks are separated into egg layers, “egg McMuffins,” and meat chickens, the “chicken nuggets,” O’Connell said.
There are several stations set up for children to make a story book, play ag games, conduct a soil dig — complete with ‘bugs’ to dig up — and “milk” Bessie the wooden cow. The goal is to provide awareness and agriculture education to those visiting the fair or who might be interested in joining the club.
The Clover Seeds meet at the 4-H park the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m.
Halley Williams, age 8, practices her veterinary skills at the Clover Seeds tent.
The corn table is always a favorite of the little ones.
Checking out the “egg McMuffins” and “chicken nuggets”.
From left, Isaac, Addie and William Meyers hold baby chicks at the Clover Seeds tent during the Queen Anne’s County Fair.
Jaylnn and Jaycee Kinnamon conduct a soil experiment.