Hobbies Provide Relaxation
With the fast pace of life- even living on a farmstead, hobbies serve many purposes. The creative brainstorming process is a welcome time of processing ideas and expressing inspiration– usually found in nature. Focus helps shut off internal chatter, a rejuvenating mental rest.
Hobbies Produce Skills
Hobbyists tend to be come ‘collectors’ of skills which could someday come in very handy and necessary. In addition to craft-specific skill, hobbies teach problem solving and a mind-set of using available resources- of which are plentiful on an old farm.
Hobbies Create Connections
Whether it is a crafting club or craft fair, meeting and getting to know fellow crafters is a great way to create friendships and strengthen and sense of community in the sometimes isolated lifestyle of farmsteading.