Zane Kathryne Schwaiger

About Me

Welcome!  I’m Zane Kathryne Schwaiger, and I live on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan with my husband, Jeffrey, our two daughters, Amabel and Ellen, and our son, Wallace.  Together we care for a wild plot of land, a large garden, a small flock of chickens, and a friendly cat.  I have a long-standing interest in organic gardening and farming, and I love to tell stories through both photographs and words.  My enthusiasm for our beautiful Leelanau county, and especially those nurturing the land here, inspires my work for organizations and publications that support families, farmers, and the natural world.

I am a freelance writer, photographer and editor, and I welcome inquiries.  Thank you for visiting my blog.  Please email if you would like to be in touch: zanekathryne(at)gmail(dot)com.  I also can also be reached through Instagram: @zanekathryne.


  1. Whenever your mother sends me a link from your blog, I am always in awe of what I’m seeing. You are giving your children a wonderful life, giving them experiences, time and space to create, making every moment count! Thank you for sharing your writing, poetry, reflections and photos, I love it all!

  2. Dear Zane
    Your photos and blog are lovely! So special to know you are making a wonderful family life, creative life and garden life in beloved Leelanau County. It’s just a pleasure to see your blog and your photos. Besides – we love all of you! As ever, Kathy and Mike
    PS Old Gousty will love your presence there.

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