With the lingering pandemic, offices reopening and kids going back to school, the beginning of fall is coming with many more unknowns and stressors than usual. Having a hobby is a great way to unwind after a long day, or even to get your mind to take a break whenever you have a free minute.
Here are 6 hobbies you can get into this fall to help ease your stress and give you a new creative outlet.
Bird watching, or “birding,” is a relaxing way to spend time outdoors this fall. Here’s how to get started bird watching. Here’s what a birding expert has learned from 60 years of birding in Maine. If you are planning a birding outing, here is what you need to know.
Felting — the process of matting, pressing and connecting loose individual locks of wool in order to make a sculpture or shape — is a great pastime to flex your creative muscles, relax and create cute little bits and bobs along the way. Here’s how to get started with felting for beginners to the craft.
Canning isn’t just a great way to preserve your harvest as the season comes to a close, but it is also a fun way to make your produce more tasty. Here’s how to get started with home canning, and how to get started with pressure canning. Canning doesn’t stop at produce, either. Here’s what you need to know if you are interested in canning meat. Also, importantly, here’s how to not make yourself sick when canning foods.
Whittling, the act of shaping a piece of wood with a single tool, is a classic craft to pass the time. Even if you are not roaming around the woods looking for a way to keep your hands busy, learning how to whittle this winter will not only help you fill the long days, but it might just be your gateway to woodcarving. Here’s what you need to know about whittling to get started.
Starting a new hobby is a great way to relax while quietly exercising your mind. Starting one of these new hobbies this fall will make the transition from summer to autumn a little easier.