Gail asked, "What do you do in your spare time, friend??"
Well, the things I do and enjoy so much are the things a lot of people consider work. If I find myself getting bored I work in my garden or flower bed. I look for things to can or preserve. I bake as much as I can. Hanging laundry on the line has got to be one of the most refreshing activities for me.
But if you mean hobby type stuff:
I love fishing. Our neighbor has a couple of ponds up the road and gave us permission to fish there. I might find the time to go fishing 2 or 3 times a year which is never enough for me.
I like to sew even though I'm not very good at it yet :)
My favorite of all activities is hiking. There is a lot of untouched land surrounding us. Not all of it belongs to us. But we have permission from all of our kind neighbors to hike, play in their creeks, picnic, hunt, etc. So we do. Once turkey season is over and we know the hunters are out of the woods, we will return to hiking again.
Another thing we do is feed the deer. Mike constructs his own hanging, timed deer feeders. We keep those filled with corn year round so the deer will always know the territory we want them to be in when hunting season comes around.
Every other weekend, I go with my mother to yard sales, flea markets and thrift shops searching for vintage linens to decorate the house with. I like old dishes, especially casserole dishes so I always have my eyes peeled for those and vintage cookbooks as well.
I love my animals. It is not at all abnormal around here to see me walking across the yard with one of my hens in my arms. They are the sweetest little things.
More than anything I love being a wife, mom and homemaker. It just doesn't feel like work or chores at all.