January 7 Rabbit and Cavy Shows

Entry form for rabbits:

Entry form for cavies:

Cavy Showmanship 101

Kelsey Creek is new to the cavy project this year - this video is a great resource for the basics of cavy showmanship in preparation for the first show on January 7.  The video was produced by senior cavy 4-Her from Lake County, IL.


Schedule For Upcoming Events

There are quite a few big things coming up in the next few months, so make sure to add them to your calendar!

First, there is an ARBA Rabbit and Cavy show coming up tomorrow (12/3/16) at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. This is only a type show, meaning that there will be no showmanship. Here is a link to the show catalog:

The next important thing on the horizon is our Monthly Business Meeting at Kelsey Creek Farm on  12/6/16

The following Sunday will be the Poultry/Woodworking Project Meeting at the Rice home (12/11/16).

We also have our very exciting Year End Party to celebrate the 2015-16 4-H year at the Bartlett home on 12/17/16 from 2-5 pm.

Next, we have our Monthly Project Meeting where we will be practicing Fit and Show on 12/20/16 at 7 pm. 

Last, but certainly not least, there is a Snohomish County 4-H Rabbit and Cavy show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe on January 7, 2017.  Vet check starts at 7:30, the show begins at 9am.  The show will take place in the Livestock Pavilion.

All of these events have been added to the website calendar as well . We hope that you can consider participating in as many of these events as possible and we look forward to seeing you at the December business meeting!


Upcoming Meeting Schedule

      As we are coming upon the third Tuesday of November, it should be about time for our monthly Rabbit/Cavy project meeting. We would like to remind you that this month, on November 15th, we are switching out the project meeting for an officers' retreat. This will mean that the only people that need to show up are the current officers. We look forward to seeing the rest of you at our next meeting on December 6th!


New Officers!

We have officially elected our new office members for the year.
     Our new officers include:

  • Vice President: Teresa V.
  • Secretary: Ellie D.
  • Webmaster/Information Officer: Rosie S.
  • Treasurer: Tabled until next business meeting
Make sure to congratulate our new officers if you see them!


2016-17 4-H Year Begins!

The 2016-17 4-H year for Kelsey Creek Critters begins tonight with our first business meeting of the year.  We begin at 7pm at Kelsey Creek Farm in the education barn.

Online enrollment is now open for the new 4-H year.  All enrollment takes place through the online portal.  Returning members select the I Have a Profile option and new members will create a profile and then complete enrollment:  4-H Online Enrollment System

New this year - we have project leadership for poultry and woodworking projects.  Looking to expand beyond rabbits?  Consider adding poultry and/or woodworking.  More information about these projects will be shared at tonight's meeting.


Summer Hiatus and 2016/17 4-H Year

Kelsey Creek Critters continues to be on summer hiatus until the conclusion of the Washington State 4-H Fair in September.  The new 4-H year will begin on October 1, 2016.  Kelsey Creek Critters will resume meetings on October 4, 2016 at 7pm at Kelsey Creek Farm in Bellevue.  Enrollment is conducted through an online portal that will begin accepting new enrollments after October 1 at this link: