What do you do for fun on your homestead?

  • What do you do for fun on your homestead?

    Posted by BiggKidd on October 27, 2022 at 1:23 am

    After fifteen years on my homestead and raising my daughters pretty much on my own I now have some time to myself. Even though the homestead always needs something. So I got to wondering what you all do for fun on your homesteads?

    About the only thing I could think of is going for rides off road on my solar golf cart. I do love riding the cart all over the area, it can go about anywhere a 4 wheeler can except through water much over a foot deep. I use to do a fair bit of shooting for fun and or competition but these days that’s out on account of prices.

    I have 36 acres to play on and am surrounded by timberland that I can ride through as long as I stay on roads and trails for the most part.

    So what fun things do y’all do?

    PWDOhioRaptureReady replied 1 year ago 19 Members · 24 Replies
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  • DeepSouth

    Community Leader
    October 27, 2022 at 1:41 am

    I like sitting by the pond and watching the fish.

    • BiggKidd

      October 27, 2022 at 1:52 am

      Probably be another year before I finish building my pond. I am not fast at anything anymore. lol Trying to build a half acre pond by myself probably wasn’t the brightest move!

      I’m trying to find fun things to do that are NOT related to work in anyway.

  • Homesteadingwithpeteandval

    October 27, 2022 at 1:45 am

    I love picking fresh vegetables for supper. I also like gathering so many eggs. I don’t like when my rooster thinks he is going to be boss. So we might be down one real soon.

  • KimC

    October 27, 2022 at 1:51 am

    I enjoy sitting in my swing chair in the shade under the pergola watching the chickens and listening to the birds as I survey the beauty of the garden that God has so abundantly blessed and surrounded me with.

  • Faithful-Heart-Homestead

    October 27, 2022 at 2:08 am

    My pollinator garden is my fun space on the homestead

  • Pukalani-Farm

    October 27, 2022 at 5:18 am

    This was my birthday present from my husband. Not only is it a great workhorse on our homestead. But it’s FUN!

    • BiggKidd

      October 27, 2022 at 12:41 pm

      Yep same with my golf cart. Wow those tires are even more aggressive than mine!

      • Pukalani-Farm

        October 27, 2022 at 1:49 pm

        Lol. When it rains a lot, these tires are necessary to get around. But of course we’ve been drought plagued this year.

      • BiggKidd

        October 27, 2022 at 2:30 pm

        That’s why I have such aggressive tires too!

    • Tank

      October 30, 2022 at 9:16 pm

      That is so cool!

  • TagNBee

    October 27, 2022 at 11:56 am

    I make fun of Bee. It’s my number one source of entertainment

    • BiggKidd

      October 27, 2022 at 12:43 pm

      Rodger that, I’m here pretty much all the time while my youngest only sleeps here at this point. lol It’s just the two of us living here now.

  • JerseyGiantChick

    October 27, 2022 at 4:38 pm

    On the homestead and on the training field training police dogs, after getting PH1, PH2 and so on they go to work and one always stayed with us. Now it is time to get a new puppy, to train for our sun. Does that count to?

    My therapy is growing stuff and enjoy the live chicken show, seeing our sun being happy just being a kid. Drinking coffee or tea and relaxing on the porch, a cood cook out with dear friends.

  • CarolinaCarefree

    October 27, 2022 at 4:55 pm

    AAlthough our homestead is not anywhere near where it needs to be, i enjoy (heres an old word for you) just piddling. Just a day (usually Sunday) of doing whatevere whenever. If I feel like building something then that’s what I do, maybe finish something I’ve already started. If I get bored with whatever I’m doing, stop and take a walk around the 7 acres (mostly wooded). No real agenda. It maybe just getting in the car and riding for hours. 2 hrs to the beach, about 3 to the foothills and another hour to the mountains. The joy of living in the middle of the state. Just a “fly by the seat of my pants day.” That way I can release the pressures of having to get it done now.

  • mskelle

    November 5, 2022 at 12:39 pm

    We fish in the front yard or kayak. Gardening is very relaxing for me as well.

  • FaintlyArtistic

    November 5, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    I seem to have an insatiable drive to create…3 seasons of the year I love the garden and greenhouse. Winter, I am parked in front of the sewing machine making a quilt top or hand quilting on the couch. There is a lot of joy and satisfaction in getting things done.

  • Raspberry

    November 5, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    I have more hobbies than I can count but what I really love doing on my homestead is enjoying the animals, whether they be wild or domesticated. Watching the birds, deer, squirrels, rabbits, woodchucks, possums and the occasional coyote. Or sitting on my deck and watching the chickens interact with each other while free ranging. I grew up in the city and never really had the opportunity to just sit in my own yard and enjoy nature, so now I take advantage of it as often as possible.

  • ClaireSky

    November 26, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    One of the things I like doing is quilting. I try to make one large quilt a year. I also like sewing a few pieces of clothing a year too.

  • Squashmania

    November 28, 2022 at 5:06 am

    Reading this thread made me think about what I really enjoy around the property. I can join the ranks of the ,”amused by chickens” crowd. They are hysterical. I think I have the haters finally under control. I love to fly kites, but found out the hard way that it terrifies them…hawk factor. Lately I have had gloves on to work, and the dog loves the game of taking one and running like an idiot on fire so mom will chase her to “get it back”. I don’t tell her any different. We go hiking in the undeveloped park land behind the property. Several hundred acres that isn’t mine, but no one else is there, so it kind of is mine. I love the wildlife. Deer in the back yard, talking with the owls at night. Calling in the Toms during mating season, watching ducks on the pond. Listening to bullfrog roll call during the summer evenings. Enjoying a fire. Digging for potatoes. No one told me I would be so excited to see what I could find! Growing a garden has a deep satisfaction. “Tickle the earth with a hoe and she laughs with plants”.

  • BiggKidd

    November 28, 2022 at 5:23 am

    Yeah I never seem to stop and look often enough to enjoy what I’ve done. For instance the other evening I went by the spot I was working on the pond earlier this fall. I wanted to see how much water was in it, can’t have it overflow the dam before it’s finished. Anyway as I pulled up to the pond a blue heron or a crane lifted off out of the pond. That was cool!

  • MulberryGardens-Christina

    November 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    This is a great question. With 5 kids ages 10 and under, I haven’t ever stopped to think about having fun on the Homestead, just what needs to get done. I’m an “accomplishment” type personality, and I struggle to stop when there are things that need to be finished… I’m trying to work on that. 😉 I think it is so important to take time to enjoy what you are doing! I used to go horseback riding in our woods when I was a teenager and had a horse here. My husband and I only moved our young family back to this family land a few years ago.

    I enjoy family time, reading, fires, working on projects with other people, and depending on the time of year I really enjoy my garden. 😉

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