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 […]

Virtual Field Trip to Schwab Family Farm

Take a virtual field trip to my farm by watching this video. I take you inside the barn where mother pigs give birth to their piglets. I explain how I give them the individual care and attention they need and deserve to grow healthy and go on to provide a healthy protein source for people […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dirt Under the Finger Nails Is In – A Farmer’s Daughter Tells All…

Dirt Under the Finger Nails Is In – A Farmer’s Daughter Tells All… By Lauren Schwab With dirt under my fingernails, mani-pedi sounds like a foreign language to a farmer’s daughter. Hog slobber is my moisturizer and dust is my veil. Feed bits fill the air as they splatter out of the momma pig’s mouth. […]

Thanksgiving

  By Lauren Schwab Lately I have been consumed with thoughts of fear, fear of not becoming all I was meant to be. I have found myself relying on the recognition and praise from others to feel satisfaction and fulfillment when I really need to praise Jesus and find it in Him. I have also […]

Keep Calm and Farm Girl On

By Lauren Schwab When it rains it storms and when it storms, tempers fly. While farm life can be romanticized, it is nothing short of hard work and more so when were hard headed. Farming with family has its rewards and trials. When working on a farm each day is the unknown. You can plan […]