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 […]

That Little Girl With Curls Is Gone

By Lauren Schwab My grandma brought in a photo of me as a young girl and my Dad said, “That little girl is gone.” It can be sad to think about time passed and changes made, but I reminded him of the woman he has helped me become. I would not be who I am […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

The miracle that is this life.

By Lauren Schwab How do you see God? I see it in the animals I see it in the sky I see it in the trees as I bend on my knees and look up high I see it in You I see it in me He is everywhere we want Him to be How […]

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. […]