Maddie & Tae Inspire Girls in the FFA to Fly

    By Lauren Schwab Musical Duo, Maddie & Tae, performed for FFA members at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo Wednesday in the Career Expo. Members sang along to “Fly” and “Girl in a Country Song” as the girls played their Gibson guitars with custom straps embroidered w ith their names. Maddie & Tae […]

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I Kissed a Dolphin in Grand Bahama!

By Lauren Schwab I made my piglets a little jealous by getting some kisses from dolphins in the Bahamas! My mom and I crossed off going on a Grand Celebration cruise to the Bahamas and swimming with dolphins on our bucket list. It was a magical experience. We swam with 38-year-old mother Kayla and her […]

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Family Farm Memories

There are some memories that fade away, and those you remember forever. Farming is forever in my memories and future ones I have yet to make. Faith, Family and Farming are the essence of my being. I have one life. I am a farm girl in the 21st century making her way. I want to […]

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Heaven is Closer – Prayers for Emily

By Lauren Schwab This past weekend I learned of news that made me revaluate my life’s priorities and perspective. I naturally try to have a positive perspective and attitude towards life even in the midst of challenges. I hear of the awful things that happen in the world each day, but when something tragic happens […]

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Heaven is Close in the Country

By Lauren Schwab Driving through the country can put all the chaos of my day at peace, even if for a short while, I am lost in the wonder of the earth and endless pavement available to me. I have yet to explore this vast country, but just where I am in my corner of […]

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Life Lessons From Leonardo DiCaprio

By Lauren Schwab I have come to learn and know life is but a vapor. It can be hard to remember this when we go on living day after day, until something unexpected happens to us or someone we know to remind of this. Whether it be near death experiences, missed opportunities, birthdays that make […]

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Becoming The Pig Whisper

By Lauren Schwab I feel like this every moment in the pig barn, I go to the pigs and they come to me for care and attention. The barn has become my second home. Having spent my life in the presence of pigs, I have learned how they act, think and express their needs. This past […]

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Miracles on the Farm

By Lauren Schwab I have learned to develop the mindset of asking God, “What miracles would you have me perform today? How can I be of highest service to the world?” It can be easy to wake up and instantly get on social media and check emails. I can easily keep hitting the snooze button […]

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Moments in the Sunshine

By Lauren Schwab This summer I am striving for moments in the sun, not just the warmth above, but the light shining upon the work I do. I am a farmer, spending long hours in the sun comes with my labor for the land and its animals. Sure there are times I am tired, hot and […]

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