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I keep hearing about people going crazy with cabin fever, and it makes me wonder about the world we live in.  I understand the stress of worry for your loved ones and friends can make any situation hard to deal with.  I just don't get not having anything to do.  My garden's take up more time then I have, but even if I didn't have space for a garden, I love to read, I enjoy watching movies,(tv, and dvd) learning new things on the internet, sewing, crochet, crafts, fixing up old furniture, play games with my family, there is so much you can do without leaving your home.  It just takes a little imagination, and creativity.  Maybe it's harder for someone like me to understand because I'm not a perpendicularly social person.  If I feel the need to communicate with someone other then my family, well here I am.  Problem solved.  Strange times.
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Everyone is different.  When I retired, I had problem staying busy, sure there were millions of things to do.  They were just not things I wanted to do.

Permies is a great place to get away from cabin fever.  The outdoors is a great place to get away from cabin fever.  Finding things that I wanted to do was the best for me.  

I like collecting recipes. After collecting hundreds of them, I know I will never make them.  I just like collecting them.

After moving here, I spent a lot of time outdoors finding what plants grow on my property.  Then I spent a lot of time learn to ID them and what their uses were.  Are they edible?  Are they medicinal?  Do pollinators like them?
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Hi Jen,

I have had no use for I pads for years ....yet here I am.  I would be lost without it.  This is my means of socialization.    Activity wise, i have lots to do, seed starting, preparing raised beds, planting, running fence, etc. But the pad and this site allows me to connect.
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