Activities for a Rainy Day on the Farm: From 1 to 55!
Have you ever been sitting around wondering what the heck kind of activities is suitable to do inside during a rainy day on the farm? Believe it or not, it was pouring down rain the other day here in Florida (shocker, I know) and I thought of 55 different activities for a rainy day. Here we go!
Baking fresh bread is one of THE BEST activities for a rainy day on the farm!
This is one of the best activities for a rainy day, or any day really, and that’s why it’s number 1 of 55!
Rainy day on the farm activities # 2 of 55: Create a weekly schedule board!
I have a DIY weekly schedule board in my room with different activities I can move around on it, fastened to the board with little velcro circles. I used some fun, colorful markers and simple poster board! The whole project was inexpensive and fun to make and it’s a huge help when I actually use it.
Or just create a weekly schedule!
Work on overdue home projects while you’re looking for activities for a rainy day on the farm!
If you don’t have any home projects that are overdue, I wanna hear from you! I constantly have projects that need to be done. For example, I’ve been planning to paint my kitchen for months now. The next rainy farm day I have I hope to start on these activities!
Do all your laundry.
Deep clean your house!
Maybe you’ve been wondering if meal planning and meal prepping is right for you? Well, that’s a good activity to try your hand at when your yard is turning into a lake. I know this by experience… Rainy days on the farm = meal planning activities.
Purge Your House
There’s never a bad time to do this, just like baking bread. When it’s raining, it’s even a better time. For starters, it feels good to get rid of things and it can give you a sense of use on such a rainy day.
So you’ve purged your home? Let’s get to organizing! I organize something in my home every week, my favorite spot being the kitchen. Reorganizing makes your home a little more user-friendly. I also find that reorganizing every now and then gives you a sense of “new”.
List items on Ebay
I’ve made a small amount of money this year so far selling things on Ebay that I didn’t want anymore. Rainy days are a great time to start an activity like this because you have time to properly post the items with great pictures and descriptions! Every little bit helps!
Watch your favorite movie
Not in the mood to heat up the house baking or going through your home, yet again, to get rid of things? No problem! Sit down, take a load off, and watch your favorite movie! As a farmer and homesteader, I will say that I can really enjoy time to sit down to watch my favorite movie. You don’t HAVE to constantly be doing activities on your farm that are furthering your sustainability, especially when it’s raining.
Set up a fun dinner like tacos with all the toppins’!
Maybe you don’t mind heating up the house? In that case, after you bake your bread, whip up a delicious taco bar! Even better yet, you can bake some dessert bread, make tacos for dinner and eat them while watching your favorite movie. NOW we’re talking about rainy day farm activities!
Start a Blog!
I officially started my blog on a rainy day. Actually, it was a rainy week! I’d been mulling it over for a while so those few rainy days provided me with enough time to really get things up and going. I’m so happy I made the jump!
Start a homesteading journal
Maybe you don’t want to start a blog, that’s fine. But I do believe that everyone should have a homesteading journal. In your homesteading journal, you would write about things like, well, the weather! This way over the months and years you can see patterns in months, and try to guess what to expect.
Organize your shed
Just because it’s raining it doesn’t mean you can’t grab an umbrella, walk to your shed and hang out in there a bit. Actually, it could be the best possible time to do it! I’d rather stand in my shed for an extended amount of time while it’s raining than when the sun is beating down hard. I guess this comes down to opinion as far as activities to do on the rainy days on the farm.
Call your family members
I have a long line of family members that I don’t call nearly enough. There’s really no excuse not to call someone when you’re stuck inside on a day when there’s just rain to expect. Rainy days are often my go to days to catch up on calling, emailing, etc. That’s not saying I’m perfect at it…sometimes I just want to relax and watch my favorite movie.
Plan next season’s garden!
Who else spends more time than probably needed planning next season’s garden? I use this garden planner and it keeps me so busy because it is so fun to use! While you’re planning next season’s garden, you can eat a piece of your homemade bread or plan while watching your favorite movie! Either way, it’s a perfect rainy day activity on the farm.
Gather your thoughts on future projects
This one is simple really! Make those lists of future farm projects you’d like to achieve. Done and done.
PLAN future projects!
So now you have your thoughts and the next step is planning those projects. Rainy days have provided me time to plan a blueberry patch, a medicinal herb garden, and many more.
Plan your life, your next day, what you’d like your next year to look like. You can plan everything and anything on a rainy farm day, including your next activities for non rainy days!
If you don’t sew, then a rainy day is a great day to start this activity. Definitely one of my favorites! Order a sewing machine and be ready for your next rainy day!
Make Rain Chains
Have you ever heard of a rain chain? If not, you can look at this great article to read about them! Why not spend your rainy day making rain chains for the next shower? You could even sell them!
Browse the sales sites!
Are you sitting around twiddling your thumbs after planning all those future projects? Do you need supplies on the cheap? A rainy day on the farm is a perfect day to browse sites like Craigslist, Nextdoor, Facebook Marketplace, etc. for discounted materials for all those activities you just planned!
Try a new recipe!
I’m not sure you could realize it yet, but I love baking when it’s raining outside! You’ll find countless recipes online so there’s really no way to get bored of this one.
Take a bath
When do you ever have time to take a bath between running the farm, maybe working, maybe raising children, etc.? Try taking a bath while it’s raining and everyone else has chosen activity from this list. Grab you one of these great trays and CAREFULLY watch a movie while you’re in the tub!
Move ya body!
That’s right, I just suggested working out!
Purge your computer files!
Purge Your Pantry
Heck, Purge Your Fridge!
Do you REALLY need that 5 year old jelly jar that’s been molding?
Refine your budget
I recently learned of EveryDollar and started using it. It’s a great budgeting tool and also makes a great rainy farm day activity because the initial startup can be time consuming. BUT WORTH IT!
Create Essential Oils Blends
You may or may not know that I LOVE Simply Earth Essential Oils so creating new blends is one of my favorite rainy day activities. If you want to try their amazing Essential Oils Recipe Box, use my code TGAHFREE for a $20 gift card!
Try to make your own makeup!
Try making your own makeup remover!
Watch some great farming documentaries
Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, anywhere really!
Catch up on canning/preserving your harvests.
Fix your farm tools
Sharpen your farm tools
Clean your farm tools
Take just oneeeee more peek in that seed catalog!
I shop at Baker Creek Seeds and it’s dangerous to sit down with a seed catalog. But, hey, it’s a rainy day on the farm and why choose a different activity?
Get a jumpstart on holiday shopping!
Watch the ducks jump in their puddles.
Listen to music and RELAX.
Play in the rain!
This one is especially fun for kids, of course.
Shower in it!
If you know you’re expecting a safe, lightning-lacking, long rain shower then I dare you to grab your bottle of eco-friendly soap and go shower in it. I LOVE showering in the rain. Be sure to wear a swimsuit, of course, if you have neighbors.
Take a nap
My personal fave.
Establish a new skin care routine!
Establish a new self-care routine!
Self-care and self-love is important and I elaborate WHY in this article (click here!). A nice rainy day on the farm makes self-love activities some of the best!
Create a recipe book!
Create a recipe!
Read a book!
I love all my homesteading books and often take the opportunity on a rainy farm day to learn a few new things from them.
Color-code your closet.
Clean your boots!
Update your techy devices!
Wash your dogs!
Lord, knows my dogs need a good scrubbin’! What do you do when it rains on the farm? I’d love to hear about any activities you have in mind and add them to my list!