Patrice Lewis is a wife, mother, homesteader, homeschooler, author, blogger, columnist, and speaker. An advocate of simple living and self-sufficiency, she has written about and practiced self-reliance and self-sufficiency for over twenty years. She is a nationally-published author and contributor to numerous print and online magazines, including, Backwoods Home Magazine, Countryside, Grit, Home Education Magazine, etc. Patrice has been blogging since 2008, visit her popular blog, Rural- Revolution. She and her husband own a home woodcraft business.

Patrice is experienced in homestead animal husbandry and small-scale dairy production, food preservation and canning, country relocation, home-based businesses, homeschooling, personal money management, and food self-sufficiency. Patrice and her family live on a small homestead in north Idaho with a herd of Dexter and Jersey cattle, chickens, two dogs, and a cranky barn cat.

Patrice will be available for informal discussions on the subjects of rural living, homesteading, gardening, livestock, homeschooling, and much more at the speaker information table in the vendor tent.

Speaking Presentation: 

Introduction to Preparedness and Self-Sufficiency

Overwhelmed by the whole preparedness concept?  Sometimes it seems there’s far too much to do or learn or buy or prepare.  Rather than becoming paralyzed with fear or besieged by conflicting information, this workshop offers clear, concrete, simple steps to help you on your preparedness journey … without panic.