Without a doubt, it’s harder to find things to do in the winter than it is when the weather is nice, but there are plenty of hobbies that a self-reliant woman can learn in order to fill her time.
In a post-SHTF life, you may have to learn to combine pleasure with utility; that is, what you do for fun may also need to serve a purpose. In the true pioneer spirit, we’ve put together this list of fun but useful winter hobbies for the self-reliant woman.
1. Indoor Gardening
Just because there is 3 feet of snow on the ground doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy fresh flowers and herbs. Terrariums and herb gardens do well in the winter and if you have some windows that allow enough light, you can even grow some fresh vegetables such as tomatoes.
By saving your seeds from your summer garden, many flowers will even grow well indoors. We recommend purchasing some books on indoor gardening so that you have something to read and refer to as you start making winter delicious and flowery.
In preparation for your summer garden, you may want to get a head start by planting your seeds in February so that you can have young plants that are ready to go in the earth when the weather warms up.
You worked hard all summer to can and preserve and now is the time to enjoy the fruits (and veggies!) of your labor. There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of stew or a mouthwateringly delicious apple pie to make your family smile. Cooking is a great winter hobby for the self-reliant woman because it serves two purposes: it brings you pleasure and fills hungry bellies.
If you enjoy cooking, putting together your recipes and making perfect sauces, dishes and desserts is a great way to relax and get away from your worries for a while. Since you’re only limited by your supplies and your imagination, you can do pretty much whatever you want in the kitchen and your family will love the results.