Day 27 – Better Late Than Never

Sorry to all of my faithful followers that I am a few days behind in my blogging. Due to some unreliable internet during our Thanksgiving trophyshadowholiday travels I have gotten a bit behind. But, as the saying goes it is better late than never so here it goes.  Today for post number one we are taking about trophies and using them in DIY. Back when I first started showing we received trophies all of the time, especially in 4-H and as much as I love those trophies and the accomplishments they represent I no longer have space to display them. So the first idea I came up with was to pull the engraved plates off of my trophies and put them into a shadow box. A late night trip to the emergency room later  and a few days later I came up with this cute little piece for our home. (Disclaimer: Maybe wear thick gloves when you take the engraved plates off the trophies or find a better way than using a butter knife 🙂 )

After I made my shadow box I saved some of the tops of my trophies to make a coat rack like you will see below. Since I have shown and won awards for 5 different types of livestock (cow,pig, sheep, goat, and horse) I saved one of each type and plan to put it in a farm themed nursey or room later down the road. I then donated all the rest of my plateless trophies back to my local extension office to be re-used for awards in the future. Since then I have found some more great ideas to do with trophies besides collecting dust on my shelves and on top of the entertainment center.

Almost to the end!! 30 Days of Agriculture and 30 Days of Farm Related DIY.

A Day At the Office

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Well as all of you have been anticipating. .ha, here are some pictures of me around the office. Continuing to have some serious storms in this area. Mom and dad had some damage today around the sheep barns but nothing to serious. Hope all of this soon subsides. In the meantime make sure you count your blessings every night and be square with those you love. Take the time to call on friends and neighbors and make sure they are doing well. On another note here are some photos of me around the office and showing all the things I have been working on.

The first picture is me at my desk. The second picture shows my desk in action as I work away at the many task I have, followed by the files and contest boxes I have been organizing and lastly I show all the cardboard boxes I have set up to begin accepting photo contest entries.

Not too much for today.