Yesterday I learned through SurvivalBlog that Jenny Lamb, the amazing homesteader in remote Alaska, lost her husband in a tragic accident in mid-October. This leaves her widowed with two very young boys.
Here’s the entry from SurvivalBlog: Jenny of The Last Frontier blog has reported the tragic death of her husband, in an accident. Please keep Jenny and her two young sons in your prayers. She mentioned that they are moving back to their homestead for the rest of the winter. I'll post word if I hear about a memorial fund. (She hadn't been posting to her blog much in the past couple of years because of the high cost of flying in propane for their genset. She and her husband built their Alaska homestead on a limited budget.)
Here’s Jenny's blog post on the subject: It's been a long time since I updated my blog. Chuck and I had been very busy building our new log cabin that we hoped to be in by next summer, and we'd been expanding our garden. Then, the unthinkable happened. Chuck was killed in a tragic accident. The boys and I are back out at our homestead trying to rebuild our lives. I don't know how we're going to make it alone out here, but with the help and prayers of friends, I'm sure we will. It's going to be rough going, and I sure have a lot to learn. Please keep our family in your prayers.
Jenny and I have corresponded in the past, and she’s a kind-hearted and delightful woman. I was shocked to hear of her loss, and wanted to do something to help her besides pray.
So I am proposing that folks pitch in and donate some money to help her out. We have a PayPal account and will accept donations on Jenny’s behalf, with all funds to be forwarded to her either directly, or through any official memorial fund that may be set up in the future.
To donate, please go to PayPal.com and click on Transfer Money to Friends.
A page will come up with a white box saying “Send someone money.”
In the “To” box, type in the following email address:
At this point, you have to be a member of PayPal to continue. You can choose the amount to donate.
Please join us in doing something concrete for Jenny Lamb and her boys to help them in their time of need.
P.S. Jenny has no idea we’re doing this. I hope it will be a nice Christmas present during her time of grief.