The Scroll of Shame

By Lauren Schwab Eyre When I stand in the barn and everything seems to be going wrong, I pull out my phone and in one click I can open Instagram to see a girl on the beach in her hot bikini basking in the sun with thousands of likes. My mind immediately goes to thinking […]

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Eric Burgett Plants His Dreams in the Corn Field to Harvest in Music City

By Lauren Schwab Every press of a key on his piano can take your mind to the Illinois corn field Eric Burgett first planted his Music City dreams in. If you are a farm kid like Eric, you may share his love for working with family, bonfires and cold beer on Saturday night then singing […]

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Some Beach, Somewhere…

The past few months I have been daydreaming of sunny Cancun, Mexico during my hard workdays on the farm. I was fortunate to have a vacation planned with friends to a resort. This was a first to me, never had I been on a long beach vacation. As a farmer, it’s all work all the […]

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Bourbon & Bacon Makes It Better

By Lauren Schwab Times will be high and times will be low, or they can just be a reason to enjoy a drink, meat and music. While everyone has a time and reason for enjoying a stiff drink, I have come to respect and enjoy the passion behind making bourbon. Just like any farmer has […]

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Can You Hold On For One More Day?

By Lauren Schwab Life is full of choices. When we are young, choices are often made for us. We can accept them and as we grow older decide this was our lot in life. On the other hand we can decide we are meant for more. The U.S. is known to be the land of […]

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Music Heals the Soul When There is Doubt

By Lauren Schwab Farming is hard work and it can come with doubt when times get hard. Farming is a lifestyle. It can be difficult to understand why someone would want to go with no days off work, an empty bank account and daily break downs. I will always admire the farmer and their dream […]

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