{Meet the Farmgirl}

Welcome to my humble corner of the blog "world"!

My family and I live on a small hobby farm where many opportunities exist, including that of exploring an interest in raising and showing dairy goats. I milk up to 10 goats twice a day for ten months out of the year and kid everyone out around March.  I keep the herd small and manageable to enable each of them being on my show string. Having the goats has truly been a wonderful hands-on learning experience and many sun-rises have been enjoyed out in the barn during milking time. During the spring and summer, we garden and preserve the harvest and seek to be at least some what self-sustaining. Numerous hours are spent enjoying the outdoors and working on many farm projects. Once the cold sets in, baking is a particular enjoyment of mine and my family doesn't mind all the practice. Each day is a treasure that I thank the Lord for and seek to live it with much joy and thankfulness, appreciating the simple things in life and finding the extraordinary in many plain ordinary things. One day I earnestly hope to look back over my life and say in hindsight, that it hasn't been wasted and has been lived for Christ's glory.

This blog began as a home-school project, a tool to make creative writing enjoyable...over time, it has morphed into a free time hobby, a picture journal and a blessing in my life. Sometimes I just let the blog sit and don't write anything at all. There are phases of deep inspiration from the Lord, and times of silence too, which I have learned is to be embraced: to be still and listen to the Lord. Wherever I am on the journey, it is my heart's desire that whoever reads this blog can look past my imperfections, and see the incredible sovereignty of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given me a new life in Him, hope and joy in many little things. If there is anything on these pages that encourages you , it is all because of Jesus.

Thanks for stopping by.

Many Blessings,

"You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." 

Psalm 16:11


doGraeF said...

Great blog! You have a great smile, which I appreciate, because I've been working on my smile, myself - realizing I had better just go ahead and be happy, knowing it is God's will.



Maria said...

Dear Jenna,
You wrote that beautifully! You are such an encouragement and blessing to me! Thank you for all your wonderful blog posts!

Maria H.

Abby's World said...

Ya Jenna I love coming to your blog and I love your posts.... I wish i lived on a farm but I am very blesses in a wonderful town probably far from you... I will be watching for more of your posts :)


Abigail said...

um, Jenna.
You have a Etsy, correct? I thought it was yours whose I saw. What is the link to it? i got it somewhere, but can't find it now... Thanx! =D God Bless you!

Giving GOD the Glory!

Jenna said...

Jenna, I found your blog through a comment you made on Aspiring Homemaker. Your comment caught my eye because..we have the same name! It is so rare for me to meet another Jenna! Then while I was checking out your profile and blog I also noticed that you have 7 siblings (I have 6), a brother named Caleb, (my next oldest brother's name is Caleb) and a sister named Abigail (my oldest neice's name is Abigail). So how strange is this? I think it's very neat!
I enjoyed your blog!
If you would like to learn more about me visit my blog www.godslittleburd.blogspot.com

Martha Joy said...

I really like your blog, Jenna! Thanks for the encouraging words above! I too love farming and I love wearing skirts, also! :)
Much love to you and yours!
In Jesus,
Martha Joy

Anonymous said...


I found your blog on Emily's Cancer Blog and I just wanted to encourage you to keep blogging! You are such an encouragement to me and who knows how many other young ladies who have the same God-honoring aspirations and goals. I loved seeing that you have always wanted to be a wife and a mother. Just over the course of the past 5 or 6 years, that's what I've discovered I wanted to be. Not that I wanted to be anything else, I just never knew what I needed to be! Thank you for glorifying God in your life. I'm excited to "meet" another sister in Christ!

In Him,

Jessica said...

In His power, you go girl! ( I grabbed your blog button to stick on my blog. I was introduced to your blog by my friend/cousin Emily's blog which is http://thetansypatch.blogspot.com/ ). If you would like to check out a fellow Christian, country loving, homeschooler's blog then here is my site address also: http://thecastlegarden.blogspot.com

His Jessica

Alyssa said...

Love your blog Jenna! I enjoy reading it every day! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna!
I just found your blog through Savings Addiction and I just wanted to tell you how impressed I am and what a breath of fresh air it is to see a young lady striving after God and to be a pure young woman. I never would have guessed you were only 16 until I read it! You definitely have a wisdom and maturity beyond your years. Just wanted to tell you that I enjoyed reading your blog, and it's always nice to meet a sister in Christ!

Ashley said...

Dear Jenna,
I love your blog. It is a great encouragement to me. You and I have a lot in common including the number of siblings! I hope you have a wonderful day!
God Bless

A Restful Place said...

Hi Jenna! I just found your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more on it! I really appreciate your heart & what I've read so far. Come visit me: http://arestful-place.blogspot.com/ I was raised in a family of 10 children and we lived in the country on a somewhat farm. We had many different animals and lived across the street from a horse ranch! I love farm life!

♥ Tabitha

Anonymous said...

Hi Jenna
I have been enjoying your blog.
Keep up the good work and also I believe in being modest and all.
Your sister in Christ,

Jedi~Chick said...

I found my new favorite blog. :) I love you already. ;) I love that you are a farmgirl, and a child of God. Thank you for your blog. I'm with you on dressing modestly. I also have found that my heart was made to be a mother someday. And like you, I am saving my WHOLE self for my Prince Charming. :) great blog,

Jedi~Chick <3

Miss Morgan said...

Hello Jenna!

I absolutely love your blog. What an encouragement you are! Your love for Christ is evident in everything you say. Continue being the blessing you are!

In Christ,
Miss Morgan

Mary said...

I sent your blog link to my family of farm girls. I'm one of 7 girls (and 5 boys) who grew up on our farm, and I'm thankful for that life every day. I landed in the city as an adult, and am still thankful to our link to the farm, and the lessons my children learn there as well. Keep blogging! Love your humble, simple words. Check us out at www.jarmanfamilyblog.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I really love your blog. It is such an encouragement and a blessing! Keep up the good work!
GODS girl, Mikailah

abolin said...

I have enjoyed visting and reading your blog the last couple months. Your family is beautiful!
I to come from a large, Christian family, I'm the oldest of 11. We are also homeschooled(this is my senior year).
Please, visit my blog, simplepatchworkprose.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

you are truly beautiful inside and out and more of an encouragement to me than you could ever know!

Jenny said...

What a wonderful give-away! Thanks!

The Myers Family said...

God Bless you for your decision...I find it refreshing. My son has chose the same path...to seek his dream...farming/auctioneering, antique tractors, and waiting for the chosen one. He is ready to move on in his life with a house and a future.

God Bless Jenna!

Anonymous said...

I found your blog when I was googling images of denim skirts cuz I was trying to make one. I'm a 22-year-old girl and I just want to say thank you for your missionary work and good example of following Christ, dressing modestly, loving your family, preparing for motherhood, and working hard. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I share these values with you and your blog is reassuring when there is so much evil in the world. It's inspiring to see you living and sharing your faith in Christ. Thank you and keep it up. -Michelle

Illinois Lori said...

Hi Jenna,

I've had your blog button on my blog for some time now; just want to encourage you and say I'm so blessed by you! I'm a 50 y.o. suburbanite mom with 2 homeschooled sons, one a senior in our h.s. high school, the other almost 20 and finishing an Assoc. degree in agriculture - he desires to own his own sheep farm to raise organic pastured lamb. Out here where we are, it's about like if we lived on a sheep farm in the middle of nowhere and our son wanted to become a rocket scientist! It's been a journey, but a wonderful one...I have learned so muich about farming, and think you have a treasured life! Love your photos, your sweet writing, and your testimony for the Lord.

May God bless you!
IllinoisLori @ Serenity in the Suburbs

Amber said...

Hi! I just found your blog! You are gorgeous by the way. Looks like you love life on the farm. Very inspiring, thanks for sharing!

Marian said...

you are a blessing! ever so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Great site farmgirl. God would be proud. Keep raising His banner high and He will glorify your name before our Father.
I am proud of you for your stand!
Joshua 1:9

monmon82 said...

I'm also a Christian east from the original rural Egypt but I live in the city and enjoy your own writing and stay on naturals the Lord bless your

AH said...

Hello there!
I found your blog by linking...I just kept going from link to link! I have recently been convicted by the Father to embrace my Bibical Femenitity. I too have always felt called to be a wife and mom to the husband and children God is preparing for me! It has been nice to come across others who have similar desires and goals! Thank you for posting how you do! It's been encouraging!

Anonymous said...

My name is Barbara, I am eighteen years old and I am from the Czech Republic. By chance I found your blog and I think you're incredible!
I want to live like you. You have an amazing family..
I have four sisters and five brothers, my family goes to a Catholic church, but I want to go to God more.
With love,

Anonymous said...

I'm very happy to learn that there are still some young ladies who have good, old fashioned values. Jenna, remain this way! You and others give me encouragement because sometimes I feel I am alone in being like you.

In Christ,


Anonymous said...

I am from the Czech Republic and I think this is an amazing blog! God must be so proud of you!
You have an amazing family! I have five brothers and four sisters, they are catholics and I am Protestant, but in our family it's not as pretty as your. They are not very religious, Catholics are not like that.
What is the reason that you are so happy? How to do it?

Anonymous said...

Jenna, I've found your blog entertaining, and your face perfect. Keep up the good writing, and beautiful photos. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful blog to read. I am so glad to see that such pure people still walks the earth, for here in South Africa such people are very few... Keep up the good work!

God's Jewel said...

Your blog is so inspiring..I have always wanted to live on a farm (I think when I get married that will be my number one wish!). Thank you for inspiring me..

Hannah said...

Hi Jenna,
I really like your blog! I also am 18 years old. My sisters and I have always wanted to live on a farm. We love farm animals and someday I hope to milk a real cow. ;)
I have seven siblings still living on this earth, but three in heaven. Two of them die before we could ever meet them, but my brother, Micah, died shortly before his 16th birthday because of leukemia. You can read about his story on my blog if you would like.
Keep blogging for Jesus and being a light!
God bless you!


Logan said...

Loving your blog! I'm a fishermans daughter and a farmgirl at heart:)


Anna and Gabby Venturini said...

Hi Jenna,

Not sure how I found your blog, but was glad I did. Our lives sound similar with multiple siblings and interests. I am soon to be 16 and have 6 living siblings. We live our life trying to serve the Lord. My sister and I have 3 blogs that display our busy lives. Family centered and always learning something is the way we are. I enjoy reading what you write!


Mooky said...

Miss Jenna!!

I wash just wondering how did you get the recipes button on your blog?

Michaela J.

A Guyra Girl said...


I think the "A woman's heart..." quote is from Maya Angelou.

Your blog is wonderful, I hope to see more of it soon!


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for what you have around your blog about modesty. My family is also very modest, and there is not a lot of other people who are modest anymore
thanks again

Taylor said...

Hi! I love your blog! i have always wanted to live on a farm :) it is one of my dreams. I love your posts they are so refreshing and fun to read, keep on blogging! If you ever have time please visit my blog.
God Bless.

Amber =) said...

I love your blog! I am so following it! Thank you so much for being an encouragement!
Check out my blog and follow if ya'd like! :)

~Amber :)

Amanda said...

Hi Jenna!
I am the second oldest in a homeschooling family of 8 kids! I also have a younger brother named Caleb! One of my younger sisters is Julianna, sort of like 'Anna'. :)
I love your blog! Its encouraging to me to read about other young ladies who are seeking a life of love with God! I am blessed by your desire to be pure too! With the help of my Savior I also will keep myself pure for my future husband.
Thanks for blogging!

Anonymous said...

Jenna, Thank you for posting again. I've missed both yours and your mom's writing so very much! You two are incredibly encouraging to me. I am blessed to be a homeschooling Mama to 6 and can relate well to both of you. Many times I have felt the pressure to put my kids in school and do "my own" thing, but then I read your blogs and my heart is reminded of what kind of mother I want to be and what kind of sons and daughters I want to raise. You truly have more than a creative outlet for your writing. You have a ministry that blesses the lives of many. Thank you again for posting. I have missed your words.

Taylor @ The Journey of Daughterhood said...

Hi! You have a beautiful blog! Keep up the great work!

Many blessings...