In this episode I give you some real great fun suggestions to get outside and have some fun and take a break from those homestead and farm chores!
Season 2 Episode 9 PP
Outdoor Recreation On The Homestead
Homesteading isn’t always about working. Sometimes we have to break the monotony of homestead and farm chores and just do something fun.
Whether it is with a spouse, a friend, or the kids, this episode is all about having fun outside while the weather is nice and taking a break from all of those responsibilities.
Are you ready, here we go!
Hi and welcome back to the Prepping Positively Podcast. I’m Annie and today we are taking a break from all those tedious chores and responsibilities of being on a homestead or a farm and are going outside to have some fun.
So I recently got into a rut if you will. I was so tired of working and working and working. I felt like I never had any fun anymore.
If I wasn’t writing a post, I was recording, or I was planting, feeding animals, fixing fences... and the list goes on and on. I was bored and I needed something different, to have fun
I sat down and made a list of all the things I could do, when I needed a break from the day to day grind. I am going to share that list with you today.
Now keep in mind that not all of these activities will pertain or even fit for everyone. You can pick the activities that appeal to you.
The first thing I came up with was the easiest and most inexpensive one there is - throwing a frisbee. Get a partner or a few people together, spread out and just throw that frisbee.
I will warn you, if you own a dog like I do, you might wanna invest in a second frisbee because apparently, my dog catches one better than we do.
The next activity is badminton! Do you even remember that sport. Two lightweight paddles and a birdie that you hit back and forth to each other. My net had seen better days so we just tied up a string between two poles and played for a few hours. It’s good exercise and fun too.
I had a great time sending that birdie every direction to give my man a good workout!
One activity we here set a 2:00 pm appt for each day is swimming. We love the water, it helps with the high heat here in August, and its relaxing. Sometimes we play with a beach ball and other times we just lay on a raft with a cold drink and soak up the sun.
Horseshoes is my favorite sport. I can remember growing up and having picnics on the holidays where everyone paired up for the horseshoe competition. I was always on my dads team and we were good.
It’s hard to find a good set of horses, but if you have a set, get out there and start playing!
Whether you’re playing with just adults or kids, consider buying a few nerf guns. My man and I have nerf wars all the time. We sometimes don’t even plan them, he just pops out of nowhere and hits me with a nerf dart! Then its on!
Laser tag is another similar outdoor activity, although laser tag sets can be pricey.
Paint ball guns can be a lot of fun, unless of course you’re hit with one. I used to play with my son. After a few good black and blue marks, we decided to aim at targets that were not human. There are also paint ball places you can pay to play at.
Have a lot of trees? When was the last time you climbed one? I am 53 and we climb trees here a lot. We are even building an adult treehouse here to get away in.
Speaking of trees, do you have a large tree with pretty sturdy branches? Tie a tire swing to it and enjoy the breeze.
Some other fun activities could be camping, hiking, or taking a picnic. All of which can be done on your property or off.
Need an activity that is not so energy related? Try cloud watching, or star gazing. How about bird watching? You can sit around an open fire and make smores.
Why not make some yard sized games like Yahtzee or Jenna Blocks? You can even play checkers or chess outside on a picnic table.
Into the excitement? Try driving a go-cart, 4-wheelers, or dirt bikes. My newest fun involves lawn darts and even lawn bowling!
The point is, go outside, do something different, have fun. I hope these ideas helped you get out of the daily grind and into having some fun again.
Until next week, enjoy yourself and have some fun.