i do some weight lifting, but for toning, not bulk
that, riding, and farm work, seem to have given me enough strength for this hobby.
Farm girls are tough gals. Picture the amount of lifting stuff you do, the amount that you use your arms for those things, yep, you should have enough strength from your work as a farm girl throughout your life for that hobby, me too, think I could outwrestle any man in an arm wrestle, providing his arms were the same length as mine, smiling, and a leg wrestle, they wouldn't have a chance!!!
I have extremely strong legs from years of digging shovels in the dirt. Have that great, most awesome day, health. Cindi