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Beyond the Barn – Entertainment Choices for Dedicated Homesteaders

“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.” – Abraham Lincoln. Busy homesteaders would be the first to tell you there isn’t much time for downtime. Constantly hampered by a never-ending list of hard tasks and duties–even when they do get some free time, it can seem difficult to enjoy it (because you’re so exhausted). But after a long hard day full of farm work and chores, many busy homesteaders want to make sure their leisure time is well-spent—that’s why fun activities are becoming increasingly popular among today’s hardworking homemakers. 

Fun Activities for Homesteaders

Curling up with needles and yarn, many may dismiss crochet or knitting as an old-fashioned pastime. However, these classic crafts are not just about weaving a beautiful blanket or spinning a stylish scarf; they are silent warriors in battling stress. And in today’s whirlwind world, let’s face it—who doesn’t need a little zen? (…actually, a lot of it at times) What makes these crafts even more enchanting is that learning the ropes (or should we say yarns?), is a mere few clicks away. The digital realm is teeming with video tutorials, guiding any eager beaver from a simple stitch to intricate tapestry. Plus, nothing quite beats the joy and pride of donning personally crafted woolen gloves when winter comes a-knocking.

DIY candle-making

Swapping knitting needles for candle wicks, the art of DIY candle-making is another exciting endeavor. As outlined by the team at Homesteading Where You Are, this hobby holds a dual allure – it’s an absolute balm for the soul while contributing to a more sustainable living. Between the gentle flickering light and captivating aromas, filling your living space with handcrafted candles not only saves electricity but instantaneously elevates the mood.

The magic of herbs 

Lastly, for those keen on delving deeper into the holistic lifestyle, exploring the realm of herbal remedies is a breathtaking journey. These natural antidotes–some of which have been weaving their magic for generations–offer a bewitching blend (in a way) of age-old wisdom and curative properties. It’s a barter of sorts in a sense—swapping commercial medicine for nature’s bounty right from the backyard. 

These hobbies don’t just foster talent and creativity, but also help you feel a lot more tranquil. Whether it’s the rhythmic sync of needles weft and warp in knitting, the gentle warmth of a DIY candle or the healing properties of home-brewed herbal remedies, they are a testament to the old saying—beauty lies in simplicity. 

Games – The Digital Playground

For instance, animal-themed online games are the perfect cocktail of recreation, excitement, and mind-teasing engagement that can provide a refreshing break from the Wellington boots and hay-bales routine of homesteading life. Imagine navigating through mythical realms or battling intergalactic enemies, all at the click of a button. This intoxicating immersion into captivating stories and engaging puzzles has a potent stress-busting effect, making gaming such an adrenaline-charged joyride.

For homesteaders who typically spend a significant amount of time in their expansive yet isolated habitats, online games also offer a gateway to the outside world. From cultivating virtual farmsteads with friends across the globe in games like “Farmville,” to launching a cooperative mission in “Call of Duty,” the gaming community serves as a vibrant rendezvous for interaction, connection, and camaraderie. It’s like a bustling farmer’s market but in the digital sphere!

The fun of baking

Learning how to bake bread provides an exciting escape from regular chores as it requires patience and precision – both valuable qualities needed on any farm. Baking bread is easy enough with assistance from DIY online tutorials—so what’s better than savoring freshly cooked bread made with love? 

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Heather Jones
Heather Jones
Hello! I'm Heather Jones, a dedicated writer and expert in the fields of DIY projects, home improvement, and emergency preparedness. With over 15 years of hands-on experience, I'm committed to sharing practical tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your home and life.


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