We are happy to announce that we have two new leaders for the Quakerdale Wolfe Ranch Rough Riders 4-H group. Riley Farland( our summer intern) and Andrea Green ( one of our fearless volunteers) will be leading this year’s 4-H group. The first meeting will be September 14th at the extension office. Hope to see all of our group there. A huge thank you to Danielle Hotchkins and Jacque Morkin for their amazing leadership the last 3 years. We appreciate all of you saying yes.
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Last week was an awesome week at the Wolfe Ranch!
We had 25 elementary kids from First Baptist Church (FBC) at the ranch with their fearless leader, Jane Jianetto, who is the children’s minister at FBC.
The whole week was focused on the scripture, “And let us spur one another on toward love and good deeds ” Hebrews 10:24. We know that the Word of God is what “spurs” us on to learn about and know God more so every morning the kids started the morning focusing on a different story from the Bible that would encourage them in their Christian faith. Then we would build on that experience with the horses by working together to care for the horses through grooming and learning to work together as a team to get the horses ready for a ride each day.
The group was then split up into two smaller groups of boys and girls. We did a learning activity with the horses every day. For example, one day we set up an obstacle course that the kids had to take the horses through but there were temptations along the way of hay and grain. Just like the temptations that we have every day in real life.
We talked about those temptations and what we could do to avoid them and potentially overcome them in our walk with Christ. The kids had a lot of fun but learned so much each and every day. They finished the week knowing so much more about Jesus, knowing how to groom a horse, how to saddle and bridle a horse, and the basics of riding as well. They also learned a lot about themselves and about the importance of teamwork in our daily lives. This is one of our favorite weeks here at Wolfe Ranch every summer. We hope to see everybody next year. Hope everybody had great time. We sure did. A big thank you to all the volunteers that made the week possible. We praise God for all of you.