Ben Humphrey has always enjoyed taking photos but it wasn't until he bought a Cannon Rebel t6 that he really started to work on his photography skills. This time of quarantine he given him the opportunity to take more photos.

It’s rare to be given the gift of time.

The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic left many people with extra moments to do things they otherwise might not have been able to fit into their schedules. Whether that was picking up a craft, honing a specialty, rediscovering a love for an old hobby or home improvements, people around Hardin County found ways to fill the days. The Times Citizen spoke with some of them earlier this year to share stories from quarantine.

Dawn Harms

Dawn Harms has found homes for many little garden gnomes. She has been making gnome gardens for herself and friends and family. 

Fire fighters

A volunteer firefighter with the Eldora Fire Department, when Ben Humphrey is not on duty he takes photos to promote the department.

Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown has been knitting for four decades and just rediscovered the hobby while being in quarantine. It is a good way for her to focus her attention on something else.

Home projects with Jason Heitland

A home project started with a porch in the front as the Heitlands decided to add a larger porch to the back as well. Though Jason has been working through the quarantine, he found time to add the new additions.

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