Ended Official BYC Mini-Contest—What's Your Hobby?

Everose

Unashamed Forever
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Jan 16, 2021
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Hobby #3
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Photography
I love taking pictures, especially of my animals. I've been getting a little better over the years, but there's still so much to learn.
Last year I splurged on a nice camera, that's the biggest hobby purchase I've ever made.
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BugBane

In the Brooder
Sep 23, 2021
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I have a new hobby like every two weeks, but the consistent ones are…
Entomology: I’ve loved bugs since I was little, and being one of the only ppl I know who doesn’t mind them, I often hear my name called from across rooms to come rescue someone from a cricket or spider lol
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Rock hounding: wether I find a cool rock in my yard or have to go pay to find cool rocks, I’m getting a cool rock
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Wood carving: I’ve been carving for about two years now
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Drawing: I’ve drawn ever since I could hold a pencil. Mostly animals but I’m trying to branch into people and scenery
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I think photography kind of wraps it up. I take a picture of literally anything and everything when I go outside with my phone. It’s less of a hobby and more of a thing I just can’t help but do lol. So that’s all folks…
 

CrazyCochin

❄️Winter is here! ❄️
May 21, 2019
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Washington State, aka The pacific NorthWest
Entry #2: My second hobby is photography, like many others!
But, I especially focus on model photography! My usual focus is on my Breyer model horses. I enjoy bringing these horses to life through my photos!

My bay pinto pony, Heidi!
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Belmont stakes winner Tiz the Law! View attachment 2898686
Oliver, my Grey Shire gelding! View attachment 2898691
And Misty of chincoteague! A favorite to horse lovers alike! View attachment 2898693
(Not an entry) Just for the fun of it, I came across another one of my photographs that I wanted to share.
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muddy75

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Aug 17, 2018
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southern indiana
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Now, for the moment you've all been waiting for! The judges have finished with their decisions and we have six winners!

@Exiragirls, @AvocadoAbi, @theoldchick, @Naisha, @GigitheBackyardHerbilist, & @Piefoot
The winners of this contest were chosen by a random number generator. All entries were entered into a spreadsheet in the order they were posted and were given a number (column A):
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The random number generator was used:


Hobby # 1
Chickens! Love my chickens and tending to them and collecting their eggs!
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Entry #1
Chicken-keeping!
I love everything about this hobby, it has so many benefits!
It's fun getting out and seeing the chickens every day.
The biggest sacrifice I make is probably listening to the neighbors' rants. ;)
I've been keeping chickens for a year and 1/2 so I would say I'm intermediate. I'm not an expert, but I do know the basics. 😝
I do breed and sell chicks, however it isn't my real job.
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(Sorry about my roo in the photo, he's looking a little scrawny during his molt!)

My latest hobby is making hook rugs. This keeps my hands busy and my mind at ease.
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I call these my pandemic pieces. I've lost too many friends to the virus.​

My hobby is playing the harp, I’ve always wanted to play the harp, I remember being 6 years old and asking my parents if I could play the harp. There weren’t teachers available where I lived, and there wasn’t too many information so I couldn’t learn back then. So I started playing when the pandemic and lockdown started, at the age of 31. I wish I had more time to practice. I encourage everyone that wants to start playing the harp or any other instrument, it’s awesome and never too late, do it!!

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Hobby #1 I draw
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Entry #3

My wife actually took up the hobby creating oil candles. My role initially was to assist in thinking of how to decorate them arranging the contents and trying to make them appealing to look at. My role expanded to learning how to drill holes in fragile glass for the wick. After researching this process, I found there is quite a bit to learn about drilling glass and if not done properly can result in health risks inhaling the fine glass dust created by the drill.

Obviously, the attraction for me is having something we enjoy doing together. More than just putting the material together and making the candle is doing the ground work. We find various glass containers at yard sales, thrift stores, estate sales, and so on. We've made these oil candles from old syrup dispensers to canning jars. I like finding unusual glass to work with as much as enjoying the finished product and posing it for a picture.

The following images are a selection of my favorite oil candles we made together.

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@Exiragirls, @AvocadoAbi, @theoldchick, @Naisha, @GigitheBackyardHerbilist, & @Piefoot
I will be sending you instructions on how to claim your prizes momentarily!

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all who participated, this wouldn't have been possible without all of your entries!!!! :bow :clap

Great job everyone, this was so much fun!! :wee
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