Share your hobby!

Posted by MGMolly @Erinmfs, Jul 26, 2019

What's your hobby with your health condition as it is? Mine is smartphone photography. I have taken some amazing photos this week. One photo is of a bumblebee in my garden (previously shared). Another photo opportunity that I've had just today is the removal of a huge tree from my property (infested with ash tree borers). It was a risk to falling on my home, or my neighbors home. I've never witnessed such an event, removal of a large tree next to a home. I'll try to share a few photos from this past week. Photography is a new passion of mine.

Due to my myasthenia gravis, I moved into the home that I grew up in! I've been making repairs that I admit are frustrating. It's not the situation that I always dreamt of, but I own the home, no mortgage! And it's about the size of a home I can handle given my health situation. Having MG, it's easier in the cold weather, my symptoms worsen when it gets hot. I enjoy 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit. I wish I could do Florida or Arizona, but I can't πŸ™‚

@rosemarya

If the date shows / 7-27-2019.
Paris, you put me on the spot. So now I am drawing again. Thanks for the challenge!

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@susanhsv wow, this is beautiful! You are very talented! πŸ™‚

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@parus

Well, what was some of my livelihood is now a hobby. I like being creative and I have a small area where I grow some flowers and now do some artwork that accumulates in drawing pads and totes. Apartment living has been a huge adjustment after a house. Could no longer care for it and wasn't going to pay someone else to do it for me. My little habitat is my botanical garden, art studio and gallery. Art and playing in the dirt helps to keep me sane. Thanks for asking about hobbies @Erinmfs. Many of us here use creativity to help with various issues.

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@parus beautiful! thank you for sharing that with us!

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@rosemarya

Erin @Erinmfs, Wow! What a fantastic discussion topic. I love it!! Your photos are beautiful, and I appreciate your 'how to" Tip, too.
Trees coming down, I feel your pain. We had 2 huge ones taken down last fall and it broke our hearts. I am 'crafty' person, too. Can't seem to sit with my hands idle. I am trying my hand at landsacpe quilting. Here is a my 1st attempt. I used strips of fabric and introduced myself to some thread painting. Now that I have my table cleared again, I will be addint the border to make it 20×30 inch. I plan to frame it.

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@rosemarya oh my, that is gorgeous! I feel accomplished just sewing straight fabric strips together! thank you for sharing that πŸ™‚

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@Erinmfs

yes, that tree came out of the back yard on Friday! I was so stressed out! The ash tree was dying, and was a hazard to the electric lines and my house, and the neighbors house. The stress really zonked me, it's now Tuesday, I'm feeling like I'm recovering finally from the stress! I don't want to do that again….

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@Erinmfs I thought it was I would worry about it falling on my house also . Can understand the stress you had . Glad you feel better now. You can get back to you hobbies which are lovely gardening and bees. Have you ever thought of being a beekeeper? A friend use to be and collected the honey ,he didn't sell but gave us some all the time.

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Hi @lioness , when we lived on a hobby farm (3+ acres), I considered getting some honeybees. my property wasn't big enough though really to accomodate the bees and other things we had going on. πŸ™‚

I really wanted to get a few belted galloway cows back then! A belted galloway cow looks like an oreo cookie, they are black cattle with white in the middle πŸ™‚

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@Erinmfs

Hi @lioness , when we lived on a hobby farm (3+ acres), I considered getting some honeybees. my property wasn't big enough though really to accomodate the bees and other things we had going on. πŸ™‚

I really wanted to get a few belted galloway cows back then! A belted galloway cow looks like an oreo cookie, they are black cattle with white in the middle πŸ™‚

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@Erinmfs I,ve heard of them but never saw one. Are the dairy or meat cows? My son found one chicken ,couldn't find owner so that chicken we called Domino as the color was this. She laid 550 eggs my husband kept count. When he plowed the garden up in the spring Domino would love getting the worms. She knew when he got the plow out

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@lioness

@Erinmfs I,ve heard of them but never saw one. Are the dairy or meat cows? My son found one chicken ,couldn't find owner so that chicken we called Domino as the color was this. She laid 550 eggs my husband kept count. When he plowed the garden up in the spring Domino would love getting the worms. She knew when he got the plow out

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Hi @lioness , belted galloway cattle are pets I think πŸ™‚ I'm not an expert, but I think they are meat cattle.

My girls did 4H when they were young. We had chickens! I'm a big fan of McMurray Hatchery! I would order baby chicks and raise them. We started with 2 arucanas named Chicken Patty and Foghorn Leghorn. Gorgeous birds that lay blue-green eggs. I would brag at the office that I am a "Poultry Exhibitionist" as we showed our birds at the 4H county fair and won some ribbons. πŸ™‚ I had to wash the birds for the fair, there's a class for that! Wash them in soapy water, then rinse in vinegar water, and then in water with a 'bluing' soltuion (for laundry whites) to give your birds a beautiful white for the fair πŸ™‚ Oh my, we had so much fun!

I've had great success with this hatchery! They will send the birds to you in the mail, check out the beautiful chickens!
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

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@Erinmfs

Hi @lioness , belted galloway cattle are pets I think πŸ™‚ I'm not an expert, but I think they are meat cattle.

My girls did 4H when they were young. We had chickens! I'm a big fan of McMurray Hatchery! I would order baby chicks and raise them. We started with 2 arucanas named Chicken Patty and Foghorn Leghorn. Gorgeous birds that lay blue-green eggs. I would brag at the office that I am a "Poultry Exhibitionist" as we showed our birds at the 4H county fair and won some ribbons. πŸ™‚ I had to wash the birds for the fair, there's a class for that! Wash them in soapy water, then rinse in vinegar water, and then in water with a 'bluing' soltuion (for laundry whites) to give your birds a beautiful white for the fair πŸ™‚ Oh my, we had so much fun!

I've had great success with this hatchery! They will send the birds to you in the mail, check out the beautiful chickens!
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

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@Erinmfs Sounds like fun you had . My boy was in scouts we use to go to his pine wood derby gave the men ,boy time together . Those chickens look really nice I liked the Bantam rooster,s colors. WOnder if the chocolate egg taste like chocolate haha . Having kids and doing those things with them are great what memories we have . When I was in my 60,s and took my grandson to a waterpark I participated in the Lazy river tube,s loved it but what a difference age makes now 76 just watched him. But good memories for us. Going to see him this Friday but will just play games much better

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@Erinmfs

Hi @lioness , belted galloway cattle are pets I think πŸ™‚ I'm not an expert, but I think they are meat cattle.

My girls did 4H when they were young. We had chickens! I'm a big fan of McMurray Hatchery! I would order baby chicks and raise them. We started with 2 arucanas named Chicken Patty and Foghorn Leghorn. Gorgeous birds that lay blue-green eggs. I would brag at the office that I am a "Poultry Exhibitionist" as we showed our birds at the 4H county fair and won some ribbons. πŸ™‚ I had to wash the birds for the fair, there's a class for that! Wash them in soapy water, then rinse in vinegar water, and then in water with a 'bluing' soltuion (for laundry whites) to give your birds a beautiful white for the fair πŸ™‚ Oh my, we had so much fun!

I've had great success with this hatchery! They will send the birds to you in the mail, check out the beautiful chickens!
https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com

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@Erinmfs
Those chickens would look better to me if they were fried.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@Erinmfs
Those chickens would look better to me if they were fried.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Of course they would as most things-fried. I personally like them and appreciate their eggs and all of the uses for them.

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@jakedduck1

@Erinmfs
Those chickens would look better to me if they were fried.
Jake

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We tried to eat them once, and found it to be nearly impossible! For example, there was a rooster named Blackie, black feathers. I butchered it, tried to pluck him, but the little black pin feathers remained… kinda like trying to eat a chicken leg with razor stubble πŸ™‚

Plus its alot of unpleasant work to butcher chickens..

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Hi @Erinmfs,

Sharing hobbies is just a great discussion idea, thanks for starting it. I've really enjoyed seeing all of the hobbies. We have such talented people on Connect!

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