(Not an entry) Just for the fun of it, I came across another one of my photographs that I wanted to share.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
Hobby # 1
Chickens! Love my chickens and tending to them and collecting their eggs!
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.
(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.
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!!
Hobby #1 I draw
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.