YEE YEE to a New Year!

By Lauren Schwab As 2015 came to a close I thought about all the experiences I had, people I met and opportunities I have been given for the future. I appreciate how Granger Smith reflects on the goals he accomplished in 2015 and how the experiences he had exceeded his expectations. Most importantly he expressed gratitude […]

Farmland Confession – A Poem

  By Lauren Schwab “Farmland Confession” a poem by Lauren Schwab My boots touch the gravel Each rock has its place My hands grip the wheel  Steer to the farm gate My arms lift the feed bucket Grains flow into their open mouths My ears listen to the melody of oinks Calling from their snouts […]

Why I Farm

By Lauren Schwab This inspirational video by The Henningsens touches the farmer within me and shows the reasons why farmers do what we do. Farming truly is a selfless labor of love. With every new day, I remind myself of the opportunity I have to farm. To live a life off the land, caring for animals […]

Life Revival Lessons From Lindsey Stirling

By Lauren Schwab I am so inspired by Lindsey Stirling’s talent and how she shares true art in a way that captures the imagination and inspires the soul. When I hear her music and my favorite, Roundtable Revival, my mind is taken to another place. I feel as though I can conquer the world and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Define Success – Naked Eating Cheetos or Clothed in Riches

By Lauren Schwab To Ron White, this may be success, or at least getting paid to make people laugh telling them about it. Marie Forleo inspired me to think about how I define success. It can be easy to compare ourselves and accomplishments or lack of to others and society’s idea of what being successful […]

“The only thing you have to fear is fear itself”

“I want the world to be better because I was here…If you’re not making someone else’s life better then you’re wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better,” Will Smith. “There is no reason to have a plan B because it distracts from plan A…What is the point in being […]

You Can Be In The Hall of Fame

By Lauren Schwab Temptation is real. Satan is ready to kill steal and destroy your dreams, but you must be ready to fight back. If we threw in the towel as many times as the bank account hit negative, when the baby cries, when the newborn dies, when the tempers rise. If we called it […]