South Carolina wrote:
baby showers, and 'girls-nights-out and a day at the spa.
H Ludi Tyler wrote:
I agree with Brenda, people don't change, or if they do, they change VERY slowly. I was fortunate my husband wanted to move out of the city, but he is not that interested in homesteading. He enjoys a modern kind of life with plenty of electronics. He is gradually becoming interested in permaculture but mostly as a spectator. He would be just as happy if we didn't have the sheep and poultry, and he's not interested in helping me garden (though he likes to look at the gardens and is very encouraging). He's somewhat interested in appropriate technology like solar cookers and photovoltaic. He likes to cut firewood, but that's about it as far as homesteading type work he likes to do. He will help build things and sometimes helps a little with putting in fences and such. But most of the outdoor stuff is up to me and that's not going to change as far as I can tell.
If you can encourage your wife enjoy the beautiful aspects of country life, that will probably be about as much as you can expect, in my opinion. You can't expect her to help you with any projects if she's not interested.