He who begins a good work, shall be faithful to complete it

By Lauren Schwab In honor of the labor of those who tend to the land and it’s creatures, I share with you and excerpt from The Wisdom of the Native Americans by Kent Nerburn: “When you begin a great work you can’t expect to finish it all at once; therefore do you and your brothers […]

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Out with the old, in with the new

  The last standing pig hut my dad built in the 1970’s, my brother and my hand prints in the concrete of our pig show barn By Lauren Schwab I remember when my whole world revolved around the thoughts of entertaining other and pleasing my friends. The independent actions I have taken in my early […]

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I’m in a Hurry…

At Billy Bob’s with my best friend Brittany Kelly! By Lauren Schwab We are always racing the clock on the farm. There never seems to be enough time on the farm. We always struggle to get ahead and often quit for the day simply because out bodies are ready to give out. However, hustling to […]

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My Own Farm Land

By Lauren Schwab When dad leaves for vacation it’s up to my brother and I to care for the pigs, easier said than done. Dad has two short vacations a year, then the rest of the year he works seven days a week. He needs the rest and relaxation, even though he refuses to sleep […]

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And on the eighth day, God made a farmer…

By Lauren Schwab It can be difficult to explain the tears and fears of farm life with out having experienced it first hand. While farmers often face heartache and loss due to uncontrollable circumstances, the sun usually begins to shine just after the worst part of the storm has hit home. The most challenging, yet […]

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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 […]

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