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(Some Guy)   These 25 old school hobbies are back in style, because some people want to make their own cheese that badly   (talker.news) divider line
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2022-11-18 10:19:58 AM  
Computer programming is an old school hobby? Shiat, how old am I?

And how is playing cards an old school hobby?

Everything else on that list is dumb.
 
2022-11-18 10:41:15 AM  
Cheese making is a cheap way to score points in the afterlife.
 
2022-11-18 10:45:36 AM  

sxacho: Cheese making is a cheap way to score points in the afterlife.


Blessed are the cheesemakers
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2022-11-18 10:52:22 AM  
Isn't growing food a subset of gardening?

Unless you're talking livestock, in which case calling it growing food is just odd.
 
2022-11-18 10:54:31 AM  
Sweet making

I guess sex could be considered a hobby.
 
2022-11-18 11:03:24 AM  

Mugato: Computer programming is an old school hobby? Shiat, how old am I?

And how is playing cards an old school hobby?

Everything else on that list is dumb.


Nothing on that list is dumb. None of them really went away.
 
2022-11-18 11:04:32 AM  
Can you even get raw milk to make cheese? I used to make paneer and mozz because store bought sucked, but most places have proper cheese now.
 
2022-11-18 11:05:52 AM  

drewogatory: Can you even get raw milk to make cheese? I used to make paneer and mozz because store bought sucked, but most places have proper cheese now.


I could get it from the farmer, but I'm not sure it's entirely legal.
 
2022-11-18 11:09:56 AM  
2. Baking/ making bread

I started making my own bread more than 15 years ago (yes, my name checks out).  It was a poverty measure because I had a giant stack of medical bills, and I needed to trim expenses any way I could.  Turns out that making your own bread is ridiculously cheap, even compared to the cheapest garbage bread in the grocery store, and takes far less time than most people would believe.
 
2022-11-18 11:15:05 AM  

The Weekend Baker: 2. Baking/ making bread

I started making my own bread more than 15 years ago (yes, my name checks out).  It was a poverty measure because I had a giant stack of medical bills, and I needed to trim expenses any way I could.  Turns out that making your own bread is ridiculously cheap, even compared to the cheapest garbage bread in the grocery store, and takes far less time than most people would believe.


I also used to make bagels quite a bit. Dead easy as well.
 
2022-11-18 11:18:59 AM  

drewogatory: The Weekend Baker: 2. Baking/ making bread

I started making my own bread more than 15 years ago (yes, my name checks out).  It was a poverty measure because I had a giant stack of medical bills, and I needed to trim expenses any way I could.  Turns out that making your own bread is ridiculously cheap, even compared to the cheapest garbage bread in the grocery store, and takes far less time than most people would believe.

I also used to make bagels quite a bit. Dead easy as well.


Yep.  My wife and daughter make bagels from time to time.  The only "difficult" part is boiling them before baking, and it's not like that's even remotely difficult.  It's just an additional step.
 
2022-11-18 11:19:57 AM  
I don't really see many of these ever having fallen out.  Perhaps that's just the group of friends I've got who have always been into these sorts of hobbies.  I'm almost 50, and I'm getting into woodworking because it's always been an interest, we've finally got a house so I have space to work on projects, and there's things around the house I want to improve.  I'll be building raised garden beds for the spring so we can grow a bunch of our veggies; so I guess that's a twofer.
Apparently it's either that or get into brewing beer (I used to, but I don't drink any more), or fixing up vintage motorcycles (and I'm not a motorsports dude).
 
2022-11-18 11:25:29 AM  

EvilEgg: Isn't growing food a subset of gardening?

Unless you're talking livestock, in which case calling it growing food is just odd.


Guessing by some of the entries the writer is one of those younger woke types that's trying to be as vague and inclusive as possible.  Everyone has different tastes and needs when it comes to food so yes it could cover the whole gamut from erecting prisons for defenseless vegetables through to cultivating backyard family safari adventures to hunt the greatest food of our time:  Intelcom drivers who foolishly fall for the old 'deliver to door around back'.
 
2022-11-18 12:09:37 PM  

MDI_BugMan: I don't really see many of these ever having fallen out.


Same here.

I still do 2 of the things on the list but the others are certainly not "old school".

Also, making cheese (I've only made mozzerella) is pretty fun, satisfying and simple. But I only do it after Christmas if someone gifts me a cheesemaking kit (worth looking into if you've never tried it).
 
2022-11-18 12:21:35 PM  

EvilEgg: Isn't growing food a subset of gardening?

Unless you're talking livestock, in which case calling it growing food is just odd.


Pretty sure they're talking about planting ornamentals, like roses.  I hate gardening, but if I don't keep it up, the neighbors complain.  I'm already the neighborhood kook, may as well at least try not to look the part.

So, yea, while everyone else is kicking back on a fine fall afternoon, I'm out there digging up extras, spreading mulch, thinning out, weeding, all of it.

No, I don't enjoy it and can easily think of ten ways to enjoy my life.  But the damned irises keep spreading, the roses all need to be trimmed before the frost, and the mums are falling over.  I really should just torch it all.
 
2022-11-18 1:03:51 PM  
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Yeah, none of those hobbies ever went anywhere. People just have a little more free time now that they aren't commuting an hour or more every day, and the pandemic helped them remember that there's more to life than making your boss ritch.

Ever notice how every town still has a hobby shop, coin shop, game shop, woodworking shop, etc. Despite the rise of online sales? That's because hobbies never went anywhere, and everyone needs a hobby.
 
2022-11-18 1:11:39 PM  
Yes subby, some people like to learn how food is made. Some brew beer, some make wine, some make cheese.
 
2022-11-18 1:29:10 PM  

cherryl taggart: EvilEgg: Isn't growing food a subset of gardening?

Unless you're talking livestock, in which case calling it growing food is just odd.

Pretty sure they're talking about planting ornamentals, like roses.  I hate gardening, but if I don't keep it up, the neighbors complain.  I'm already the neighborhood kook, may as well at least try not to look the part.

So, yea, while everyone else is kicking back on a fine fall afternoon, I'm out there digging up extras, spreading mulch, thinning out, weeding, all of it.

No, I don't enjoy it and can easily think of ten ways to enjoy my life.  But the damned irises keep spreading, the roses all need to be trimmed before the frost, and the mums are falling over.  I really should just torch it all.


Just replace it with natives and they will take care of themselves.  It comes with the bonus of you can get all smarmy any time someone tells you it looks "messy".
 
2022-11-18 1:40:37 PM  
I've gotten into model building the past couple of years, mostly science fiction models.  Currently building a Starship Enterprise with lights and sound.  Pretty happy with the 66 Batmobile I did recently.
 
2022-11-18 1:45:47 PM  
Masturebating to gay porn and selling VHS tapes of it.
 
2022-11-18 1:51:39 PM  
Model railways? Now that I think about it, i do have room in the basement to set up an HO scale train table next to my deep freezer full of imitation crab meat.
 
2022-11-18 1:56:35 PM  

Mikey1969: Yes subby, some people like to learn how food is made. Some brew beer, some make wine, some make cheese.


And some make clothes.  I took up sewing a little over a year ago and have made several nice garments for myself and some loved ones.  It's fun, rewarding and sometimes very, very challenging.
 
2022-11-18 2:26:18 PM  
I've bought about 10 model airplanes off e-bay in the last year. Plus paints and an airbrush. I spent countless hours browsing until I can get a decent price. I havent finished any of them. It was all because I was bored with computer games but then I became not bored with computer games.


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2022-11-18 2:35:08 PM  

EvilEgg: drewogatory: Can you even get raw milk to make cheese? I used to make paneer and mozz because store bought sucked, but most places have proper cheese now.

I could get it from the farmer, but I'm not sure it's entirely legal.


Markets around me have local unpasteurized milk in glass bottles next to the ultrapasteurized stuff in plastic. They usually have a few dollar deposit, so the hard part is remembering to bring them back for the deposit.

I've made mozz and ricotta.
 
2022-11-18 2:51:28 PM  
How to make #4 more interesting: Weihrauch HW90
 
2022-11-18 3:06:30 PM  
I garden, make models, and do woodworking now. I don't even live in the UK anymore.

/ can also sew, bake, and have forgotten a half dozen programming languages
 
2022-11-18 3:42:07 PM  

cherryl taggart: EvilEgg: Isn't growing food a subset of gardening?

Unless you're talking livestock, in which case calling it growing food is just odd.

Pretty sure they're talking about planting ornamentals, like roses.  I hate gardening, but if I don't keep it up, the neighbors complain.  I'm already the neighborhood kook, may as well at least try not to look the part.

So, yea, while everyone else is kicking back on a fine fall afternoon, I'm out there digging up extras, spreading mulch, thinning out, weeding, all of it.

No, I don't enjoy it and can easily think of ten ways to enjoy my life.  But the damned irises keep spreading, the roses all need to be trimmed before the frost, and the mums are falling over.  I really should just torch it all.


Both mrs. lizyrd and I hate gardening, also.  About 6 years ago, we planted multiple varieties of hostas. They're perennial, hearty, lush, and early-sprouting. They've taken over all our beds, and my "gardening" is reduced to pulling or snipping anything "not a hosta" that pokes through the leaves.
 
2022-11-18 4:37:48 PM  
Nothing on that list is dumb.

Thinking that a list of twenty-five things constitutes an "article" is dumb.
 
2022-11-18 5:25:34 PM  
It seems the pandemic isolation motivated us to "craft like it's 1899".
I got into cheesemaking, trail-cam photography & sous vide cooking. I WAS F**KING BORED  OKAY!
 
2022-11-18 5:49:55 PM  
Jubal and I used to home-brew Mead back in the day.  He still talks about getting back into it sometime.
 
2022-11-18 6:08:56 PM  
Knitting and crochet never left, biatches.

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2022-11-18 6:13:18 PM  
Made ten gallons of beer for Thanksgiving, its been 6 years since I brewed last.  Surprisingly ingredients are only slightly more expensive than what I remember.
 
2022-11-18 6:35:04 PM  

EvilEgg: drewogatory: Can you even get raw milk to make cheese? I used to make paneer and mozz because store bought sucked, but most places have proper cheese now.

I could get it from the farmer, but I'm not sure it's entirely legal.


If you can find it, I highly recommend the British Sitcom series, 'Chef!', starring Lenny Henry.

Henry plays Gareth Blackstock, the enfant terrible chef d'cuisine at a two-Michelin-star French Restaurant in England, 'Le Chateau Anglais'.

Season 1, Episode 4, "The Big Cheese", depicts his efforts to locate some Unpasteurized Stilton to have on hand, since he has been informed that noted chef and restaurant critic Albert Roux (who guest stars) will be there for lunch.

That whole series is a true joy of comedy.

Season 2, Episode 7, "England Expects", is another really great one.  Gareth is chosen to participate in a prestigious cooking competition in France - the kicker is that entrants are restricted to using ingredients from their home countries.  Which means Gareth must try to win using English Wine - in France.
 
2022-11-19 1:44:32 AM  
Its hardly a mystery that people put their hobbies away for a time to raise kids and when the kids are gone and you can start putting money and time back into it, quell surpreez and zoot alours!
 
2022-11-19 9:39:02 AM  
Staffist:

It takes me forever to sew things but it's worth it to learn how to make things. Currently shaking my tiny fist at pin tucks.
 
2022-11-19 11:09:25 AM  

MDI_BugMan: I don't really see many of these ever having fallen out.  Perhaps that's just the group of friends I've got who have always been into these sorts of hobbies.  I'm almost 50, and I'm getting into woodworking because it's always been an interest, we've finally got a house so I have space to work on projects, and there's things around the house I want to improve.  I'll be building raised garden beds for the spring so we can grow a bunch of our veggies; so I guess that's a twofer.
Apparently it's either that or get into brewing beer (I used to, but I don't drink any more), or fixing up vintage motorcycles (and I'm not a motorsports dude).


Haha... I'm almost 50, I do woodworking and brew beer.
 
2022-11-19 3:16:06 PM  
I have a boat. That seems to be something for the 50+ crowd anymore. Mostly. Most people where I keep my boat are grandparents with their kids and grandkids along in tow.
 
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