Pigs are all good listeners when they hit the pan.

I have 2,400 pigs. I am building my second barn and will have 4,800 pigs by the end of the year. The one thing that teenage pigs are good at is not listening to a thing you want them to do. I have yet to find a pig that will listen to me. I mean, I tell them stories all

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March Sadness

For awhile my bracket this year in the March Madness ESPN Tournament was ranked high. I was getting so many right. Now it looks like I am on the downhill… I guess everyone is though. Lately I have just felt sad. Not because I picked SF Austin to beat Florida and they didn’t even make it to the Sweet Sixteen,

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Should We Rearrange The Kingdom?

A few weeks ago a pastor at my church posted this on his facebook… “God has called us to BUILD His Kingdom…NOT rearrange it” That put into words what I have been thinking for a long time. In fact, I wrote a post awhile ago about how scary churches can be… A church is a group of believers used to

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How God Gave Us Lora.

My wife gave birth to my first daughter Lora Carol Spitnale. I have two sons so having a daughter was a big surprise to the both of us. Which she was… A surprise. My wife and I countless times just believe we were destined to have all boys. The day started around 4 am when my wife was having cramps.

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Winter 2014

I just realized I haven’t posted in awhile. Sorry. The start of 2014 has been all about winter.¬†Yesterday I drove our tractor out of our barn while the weather reported -40 degree windshield. Was not fun. I had to plow out my driveway and drive to the hog barn and plow out the hog barn. The only thing is that

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First Week As A Pig Farmer

So about a year or so ago my dad wanted to build a modern hog barn or a modern pig barn. You know the huge buildings that cost an insane amount to build and can hold lots of pigs. We started to have family discussions about pig farming and we all had no idea what we were getting into. I

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I will pay in blood … but not my own.

We all need deeper meaning. A deeper relationship or a deeper thought. Something that is said way down deep is more meaningful. We all are hard-headed and ignore the basics because the basics are not as deep as we want. Sometimes we are unhappy with listening to people talk about God because its “too basic” or its a “beginners class.”

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Day Two: The Inside & The Outside

It’s been two days since I quit my job to start a business and work freelance full-time in the middle of nowhere. I left Nova on friday and cried most of the way home. Why you may ask? Well, to answer that in the shortest way possible … I left family. Most people really never find a job they can

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Comfort & Chaos

Years ago I realized I cannot plan my life. I wanted to fulfill dreams that I desired and wishes that I wanted reality. I loved planning my life because in my mind, everything is perfect. In my mind, everything is exactly in place. In my mind, the thoughts in my head are exactly what I want my life to be

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Back to Myrtle Beach

Tomorrow we leave for Myrtle Beach. I can say this is a needed vacation. More than any other vacation I have ever needed. This one is on top of the needed chart. Once you get older you must have to have a vacation because your stress level increases to the point you may explode. Maybe thats why people explode all

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