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Aside from winemaking, what other interests or hobbies do you spend time on?
 

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Next few days a bit of sheetrocking for my daughter. Little bit of hunting, age is slowing me down with that. Fishing, pretty much done now til next summer. Will work on the pontoon during the winter, make a bunch of lures and paint a bunch of others. Last year found out I can use a airbrush so the lures come out pretty good. Still help out with the volunteer fire dept. Come spring suppose a garden will have to be planted again. Retired but manage to stay busy. Arne.
 

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Gardening, hunting, candle making, when the mood strikes some low level blacksmithing, wood turning, beer brewing, baking, canning - all of which are kinda seasonal for me. Then reading and writing which is an every week hobby.
 

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Bought an almost 50 year old 28' sailboat that I am rehabbing and learning to sail. Might get back to sprint triathlons.

That figure of the age of the sailboat caught me off guard -- it seemed quite old. Then I realized that my sailboat is a 1972.... (you do the math!) :slp
 

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Gardening is my main hobby and there's always something to do. Being a country wine maker has become the largest offshoot, then there's canning and lacto fermenting. I have multiple gardens that expand a little each year and eventually my plan is to have them all join. Everything is from seed or propagated from cuttings, concentrating on rare or unusual. Haven't bought big box plants in years.
And I like to make sausage and pirogi because I can't find a good source nearby.
And I take a boatload of pictures - regular, infrared, time lapse.
 

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Currently using a free suite of programs called OpenOffice.org to build a database for home inventory. At times I am in the wood shop doing something akin to what @wood1954 has been doing. Only problem, I've got 10 years on him and I am rapidly slowing down.
Don’t want to hear that slowing down stuff. The closer I get to 70 the more I worry about that.
 

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Always been a hunter, still am, my 650 acre duck / deer hunting property is where I collect equipment, tractors, excavator, and skid steer. Got into blacksmithing / knife making during Covid, now have a full blown shop at home, and working on setting up some capabilities at the farm. Love buying the old anvils and leg vises and restoring / using them. Tire hammer and hydraulic forging press have eased the initial shoulder / back pains, and allowed me to make Damascus steel much more effectively. Been making my own tongs, top tools and hammers, knives, machetes, axes. Fun stuff.
 

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