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Monday, October 30, 2017

Guess what guess what guess what!!!!!

Here's some exciting news to share -- I'm going to be blogging with Lehman's!

That's right, Lehman's -- the incomparable store and website that specializes in products for off-grid people, including the Amish.

You might remember I had a chance to visit Lehman's back in 2015 when I took Older Daughter to Ohio to drop her at her nanny school. I actually delayed my trip back by one day since I so desperately wanted to visit the store, which was worth every minute.

So a couple months ago I gathered up my chuzpah and, using a contact given by my cyber-friend Tim Young at Self-Sufficient Life, sent Lehman's an email with my writing credentials, asking if they had room for another blogger. What followed was some gratifyingly prompt replies, a charming phone interview, and an invitation to participate. I simply cannot get over the honor.

Their schedule is fairly full through the end of the year, but hopefully I'll be blogging more frequently after the new year. In the meantime, please hop over and read my first blog post, an interview with YouTube vloggers Doug and Stacy.

I urge you to leave comments on the Lehman's blog. The whole thing is well worth reading.


  1. Very nicely done, and congratulations!

  2. Congratulations! I look forward to reading more of your work!

    Now that your daughters are out with careers and lives of their own do they plan on coming back? If not have you considered working with a matching program where you could take on a young farmer/homesteader to teach them what you know? Some programs even facilitate matches between an older and younger generation to be apprenticed and eventually the farm is transferred when the farmer is ready to retire and their apprentice can take over. You’ve mentioned that you miss the extra help from the girls and I know there are many young people who seek hands on experience.

  3. Good for you!
    Grandma Kathy

  4. Good work Patrice! I love Lehmans, I order from them frequently. Melissa in the U.P. :-)

  5. I'm headed there in person. Really looking forward to it. Congrats Patrice, it's the perfect match. It would be nice if there was a discount in it for you.

  6. Congratulation! You'll be good for Lehmans! :-)

  7. I like your blogging and I like Lehman's. It should be a good combination. Congratulations.

  8. Am looking forward to a sidebar link being set up here on your site so's we can 'tune in' to your latest posts over on Lehman's. Congratulations!

  9. Congratulations Patrice! You give me a reason to go there.

  10. Lehman' is great, as are you, Patrice. It's a perfect match :-)