Welcome! I’m Jen and this is my blog. I actually started this blog back in the 90’s. Yes, you read that correctly. Let me tell you it was a pretty basic set up back then, but it was mostly just posting pictures and daily tidbits of my husband and me shortly after we got married in 1998. After I started having kids I upgraded the blog to a WordPress site and kept it up until 2013. To be honest, I just got burnt out on it. I had three little kids to raise, and we were living in a very cold, very old, very drafty, very damp farmhouse that was built in 1874. I didn’t have it in me to be excited enough to post about anything. Don’t worry, I didn’t go completely dark and did still kept my facebook and instagram pages updated regularly for friends and family. Every time I’d think about posting on my blog I’d just get overwhelmed with how long I had let it lapse.
Fast forward to 2022 and I’m excited to get this blogging thing going again. My husband and I moved to South Dakota in 2011 onto an acreage, and we’ve done a lot to get it to its current state. However, there will always be more work to be done. We have lots of animals, buildings, and open space. Can you imagine the possibilities? Well, my husband can, and his brain is like a beehive that constantly comes up with new projects. We currently have lots of projects going on around the farm, and I’ll be sure to post about them soon. Another thing I really miss is my photography. My camera used to go everywhere with me, and my family always had it in their faces. As some of you know, I even had a photography business for a few years while living in D.C. and in Wisconsin. So I want to get back to taking my big camera out regularly to document or just have fun photoshoots.