A Farmer’s “Automatic” Labor of Love

By Lauren Schwab Growing up on a farm has taught me the value of hard work and time put into raising food. It’s more than a business, it’s a lifestyle that I have come to know and trust in. While farming has come a long way since my dad began in the 1970’s, it is […]

Birthday with Aunt Delena

By Lauren Schwab I celebrated by 25th birthday with my family, boyfriend and Great Aunt Delena (Dee). Stepping through her front door is like traveling through history. Her house is a museum of historical antiques and a gallery of artwork through her talented sewing. Her kitchen is like a cafe in Paris, the perfect place […]

Make it Count

3/14/14 By Lauren Schwab I woke this morning to the innocent purring of my cat on my chest in the same bedroom I called my own on my birthday for the past 25 years I have been here in Somerville, Ohio. While many of peers have taken strides to leave their childhood bedroom and not […]

Why Won’t God Tell Me What To Do?

3/9/14 By Lauren Schwab It was nearly 25 years ago I was born the daughter of a farmer. My mom jokingly tells me the doctor proclaimed, “It’s Miss America!” as I entered the world. While the Miss America crown wasn’t in my future, another one was. I remember when a crown was placed upon my […]

God’s Will is Whatever

2/25/14 By Lauren Schwab As my alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, my first instinct is to hit the snooze button. Then I hear cracks in the old wood as my dad walks down the staircase and poors his bowl of cereal. My cat usually meows and licks my face informing me […]

A farmer’s daughter with curly pig tails to tell…

2/21/14 By Lauren Schwab Well Hi! Thanks for thinking enough of a curly haired farm girl with a slight piglet and cat obsession. My hope is for you to find smiles and comfort that just may fill an empty space or light a spark in you to think about your place in this world a […]