About Me

About fifteen years ago, I made up my mind that I would NEVER have children.  But Jesus turned my life upside down and I am now a mother of eight. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and he is my rock… and often my voice of sanity (“no, Rina, it is NOT a good idea to get a Golden Retriever puppy two months before our seventh baby is due!”)

We started our little farm in 2013, with five goats and a few chickens.  Since then, we’ve added a milk cow, two alpacas and are looking to get bees and sheep in the future.  Along with the other things we grow and produce on our farm, we help to provide milk, meat, and income to families in need by providing them with carefully selected milking goats and breeding stock.  To learn more about The Milk Enough Project, click Here.

If you want to know more about me and our family of 10, please pull up a chair and stay a while!  Here you’ll find stories about our children, our animals, my photography work and other things that are near and dear to us.

I try to answer all comments and all emails, so if you want to drop me a line, please do!  I look forward to getting to know you!  Thanks for visiting!

8 Responses to About Me

  1. Emily says:

    Amen and uh huh!!!! I love to read how people have completely surrendered their life and their to Christ!!!!

  2. Can I copy & paste your detail beliefs and use them someday to add to mine? They fit me perfectly and you are so much better at articulating yourself than I could.

  3. Stephanie says:

    I was thinking what Meghann said! You express yourself so well, enough detail without rambling (as I tend to do). You and I seem to be very similar in just about all of your points, and it’s so wonderful to find a like-minded lady here in the blogging world. :)

    • Rina says:

      :) I do all of my rambling in the rough draft version, and then whittle it down. :) I just visited your blog and really enjoyed it! I’m adding it to my RSS feed, and look forward to reading more. I love the blogging world – it’s amazing how many like minded ladies are out there.

  4. A friend on Facebook posted your web site and I have been browsing through it. How refreshing to see a site that is very “real” and transparent! We are very different in some ways (I am 64, single (called to be from the Lord), never had any natural children (plenty of spiritual ones!)) I am fairly new to internet marketing but taking an online class and learning lots! I own a brick and mortar business but am trying to get a presence on the web with several other small businesses, so I have several sites I am developing (like you, still working out the glitches). We are similar in our walk with the Lord – He is my All in All and I too have experienced much over the 45+ years I have been saved. God bless you and your endeavors!

    • Rina says:

      Tara, thank you for writing, I’d love to know more about you. Did you always know that you were called to be single? What kind of business are you in? I know virtually NOTHING about web design or anything like that – that’s why my blog is hosted through wordpress and my website is hosted through a web-hosting company. :) Are you in Bowling Green?

  5. shortshoestring says:

    I found your blog because of your run – but I’m enjoying reading the rest of it! I home-schooled my daughter who is now 24. We are blessed with friendships with several large families – so Emma got to hold a lot of babies even though it was just the two of us. I’m looking forward to reading other parts of your blog! Blessings! I am amazed at the “teachers” God has gifted me with through WordPress!

  6. Liz says:

    I’m with you 100% here!! Your bold testimony is such an encouragement.

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