Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Silence and the lambs

Sorry for the blog silence over the last week! I just returned from speaking at the Northwest Preparedness Expo in Prosser, Washington.

I gave two talks at the Expo. The first, "Prepper Gardening," is also an ebooklet, if anyone's interested. The second talk, "Self-Sufficiency as a Prepper Strategy," will be posted here on the blog this week.

I didn't take many photos while there, with one exception. The lovely people who kindly gave me a bed for the weekend have a variety of livestock, including sheep.

I haven't spent much time around sheep, so I'm always entranced by lambs, which are every bit as cute as the stereotype implies.

Twin lambs from one ewe weren't able to nurse, so they're being bottle-fed. I ask ya, have you ever seen anything so darling?


I don't have any particular desire to get sheep, since I assume the "cuteness" factor of the lambs is not a sufficient reason.

But they sure are fun to hang around with.


  1. Cute lambs! (Aren't they ALL? - lol)

  2. I have always loved sheep. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  3. Patrice it was so much fun to have you stay with us on our small farm this past weekend. We do love raising Katahdin and Dorper hair sheep (both meat breeds), and their cute lambs. Hope you have rested up from your travels and speaking engagements at the expo. Always so thrilled to have you as a speaker and to be able to glean gardening, preparedeness skills and homesteading sustainability knowledge from you. Best wishes to you and Don as you search for your new homestead!
    Janae @ Creekside Farmstead

  4. we had about 8 sheep back on the farm years ago. They were as my father stated our "orchard mowers". They kept the grass down in the orchard plus we made some $ from the sale of the wool and lambs. They did not like it when I raced my motorcycle around the trees but were nice other than that. The lambs were quite cute.

  5. 'Silence and the lambs' I love the word play. Clever.
    Montana Guy

  6. What a joy it was to hear your talks this weekend as well as get to know you one on one at the "Lamb B&B". I look forward to starting my new venture as I'm in the beginning stages of homesteading. Thanks to you and your amazingly insightful talks this weekend, I feel more confident moving forward. God bless you!

    1. Ditto! It was wonderful meeting you. Hope to see you next year.

      - Patrice

  7. Reason #1. Lamb burgers. Yum

  8. Every one around here says they're dumb as rocks. One rancher has to keep them out of fields with water in them during birthing season because they'll drop the lamb in the lake. This does make the analogy of us being sheep and Jesus our shepherd even more compelling though.