10. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Of course, be responsible – you do have your farm animals to think about. Have fun with your farm – that’s why it’s your hobby, right? Because you enjoy it? Everything you do on your hobby farm should ultimately enrich your life, not make it feel burdensome or overwhelming. If you aren’t having fun, take a step back and evaluate what else might be going on. There are other things you did for recreation before this hobby. Do you want to give them up or make time for them as well? It is easy to get to the point where you no longer own the hobby but the hobby owns you. Voice of experience here again.
11. I’ll throw this one in for free. Continue to do what you love but allow yourself enough time to love what you do.