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 […]

America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Finalist

   By Lauren Schwab I am honored to have been selected as a finalist for America’s Pig Farmer of the Year Award. The American public can go to http://www.americaspigfarmer.com to watch a video on each finalist and vote for their favorite once a day Sept. 1 – 10th. This award means a lot to me because […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farm Girl With Curls in the Capitol + George Washington’s Pigs

  By Lauren Schwab I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. with the American Agri-Women. We toured Mt. Vernon, George Washington’s home and farm. This was spectacular to see. We had a private tour of the farm and crops he typically grew. Washington was known for his love and success in agriculture. We […]

Farm For Thought

By Lauren Schwab I sit here unmotivated after a days work. What will my life become? What does God have in store? The moscato wine goes down smooth in a mason jar as my cat sits on my lap purring. I’m dying. We all are. Time is precious. I want to live like I am […]

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 […]