I’m Back

It’s been nearly 10 years, but I’m back to blogging. I can’t explain my hiatus other than I just got burnt out on life at that time. Every time I’d think about starting the blog up again I’d feel guilty or just overwhelmed with where to start. Instead I just stayed away. Recently, I’ve been antsy about needing something productive to do that’s all mine, and we’ve got so much going on around the farm. It just made sense to blog about everything that’s happening around here.

However, I couldn’t leave well enough alone, and I started digging around in the old blog. I decided I couldn’t just abandon nearly 10 years of memories sitting on a website and wanted to link to those posts from here. I did do something dumb though. I somehow deleted the entire old blog. When I went in search on the hard drives and clouds and anywhere else I could look I tracked down nearly every post except for anything dated since March 2011 until sometime in 2013 when the blog went defunct. There was much panicking, gnashing of teeth, screaming, and then finally accepting that I just needed to work with what I had. There is, after all, 8 years of life missing on the blog per my own absence (sad face).

But I’m here to stay and will keep posting as regularly as life will allow, probably once a week or so. You won’t see as much about my girls anymore because they are pretty much grown up and literally throw a fit if a camera is turned their way. We also don’t do fun little crafts anymore or go on play dates like in years past. They do allow me to post about significant events going on, so I will post about the 3 divas in my life occasionally.

If you are interested in looking through the posts on the old blog, you can find site here: https://oldblog.hawleyfocus.com/.

Hi, I'm Jen. I'm a mom to three girls and living the high life up here on 17 acres in South Dakota since 2011. I'm what you'd call a reluctant farm wife but don't regret it one bit. I will be chronicling keeping up with my serial hobbyist husband and the other stuff that happens in my life.


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