I've done a bunch of them (got the flowers; played the bowl game; helped the guy get ore and fight redcoats; stopped the fight; etc...) but all my guys are still lvl 1. All I want to do is make some buttons for a delivery mission (they are the last thing i need to complete it) and craft artillery 4 times for another mission.
There is a LOT of homstead missions. So many actually that it **bleep** me off. But yeah that's the only way to level of your artisans by doing the damned homestead missions. One of which they have you corralling pigs! Really AC3? Pigs? Come on.