Lil’ Suburban Homestead with KarenLynn

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Join Karen Lynn of  Lil” Suburban Homestead in the studio every Thursday and you will be sure to hear about her latest suburban homesteading adventures filled  with Do It Yourself, Beekeeping, Chicken Mama Ramblings, Prepared Pantry, and Gardening topics  just to name  a few.

Karen Lynn has been a blogger for Frugal Families.com as well as  featured  by From  Scratch Magazine , a Co-Host at the From The Farm Blog Hop, and a Homestead  Bloggers  Network Contributor  .

Her motto is…”If you have a home you’re a  homesteader!”

You can contact Karen Lynn via email here or follow her at her blog Lil’ Suburban Homestead or by clicking on any of her Social Media Buttons Below:

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Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Wine Making 101

winemaking101October 2, 2014:  Join Karen Lynn this week as she shares her and her husband’s journey into making their homemade wine and she starts the show off with some great wine blog posts and some links to some other homesteading bloggers wine posts as well!

The second half of the show her husband The Viking in her life joins her and shares his Peach Mead Recipe and his Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe (This discussion is Premiering on this podcast first they have not been posted on her blog  Lil’ Suburban Homestead yet!)

Recipes to come soon!

Karen Lynn also shares some of her upcoming guests in this show!  It’s a fun lively show that will be sure to engage you wherever you are on your homemade wine journey!

 

 

Show Resources:

Wine Making Basics & Wonderful Wine Blog Posts 

Homemade Wine & Why You Should Make Your Own! 

Golden Orbs of Goodness

Canning Granny – Homemade Muscadine Juice (a non alcoholic alternative)

Jack Keller’s Wine Making

Shop at your Local Homebrew store for wine making supplies but if you don’t have one….

Another resource to purchase items is  Northern Brewer

Have an idea or a question for Karen Lynn?  Email her at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Plants with Benefits with Helen Yoest, Author

helen yoest author of plants with benefitsSeptember 25, 2014:  Karen Lynn has Plants with Benefits Author  and Gardening/Herb expert Helen Yoest on the show and they discuss the beautiful aroma of plants what they were actually designed to do and how herbs can help keep Karen Lynn’s marriage of 25 years spicy or any marriage for that matter!

Helen and Karen Lynn have the love of plants and gardening in common and Helen inpsires and encourages all who listen some of her simple strategies for gardening and about her fun job in the gardening magazine industry!

This show will excite you and inspire you to learn more about the plants you are working with in the garden and to see how they are affecting your senses!  Come join us!

Show Resources:

Meet Helen – Click here!

Helen’s Yoest’s Facebook Page Gardening with Confidence – Click here!

Helen Yoest’s Blog – Click here!

Order Gardening with Confidence or Plants with Benefits – Click here!

Have an idea for question for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Get Inspired To Write Your Own Novel with Janee Pennington

janeebiosmrnSeptember 18, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Author of Meeting Eve, Janee Pennington and we get to hear all about after 20+ years in the hospitality industry what inspired Janee to write her first novel.  She shares her struggle of not only surviving breast cancer once but twice and the importance of her Mother’s encouragement on her journey!

Janee shares her words of encouragement to inspiring authors and even has Karen Lynn thinking of putting pen to paper again!

Come join the fun and listen to Karen Lynn and Janee and who knows you may learn something new!  Aren’t you glad you listen?

Show Resources:

Meet Janee – Click here!

Get inspired by Janee – Click here!

Order Janee’s book Meeting Eve – Click here!

Have an idea for question for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Survivalist, Expert Jim Cobb

jim cobb survivalist expertSeptember 11, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Jim Cobb, Survivalist and Preparedness Expert, author of “Countdown to Preparedness and “The Preppers Complete Book of Disaster Readiness” and blog owner at Survival Weekly.

Jim shares with Karen Lynn some beginner to moderate prepper information.  He discusses “Bug Out Bags” in depth with some great tips and strategies!  Jim shares his wealth of knowledge and wisdom and some clever hints that really get that “Beginner” prepper to start thinking and planning ahead!

Karen Lynn and Jim discuss their love of Sci-Fi and apocalyptic books as well….a fun and engaging show that you will definitely want to join in on!

Show Resources:

Jim’s Bio – Click here!

Jim’s Blog – Survival Weekly

Jim’s Preparedness Consulting Business – Click here!

Want to check out some of Jim’s books? – Click here!

 

Have a question or an idea for a show contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com!

 

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bees with Troy Marino aka FarmerTito/BeeBayou

interview with troy marinoSeptember 4, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Troy Marino A.K.A. Farmer Tito/Bee Bayou and learns “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bees”!  Troy is a wealth of information and is in the process of becoming a certified breeder and raises 36 + colonies this year and harvested over 1600 pounds of honey!

Troy tackles some of the beginner beekeeping mistakes that lots of folks make and tries to explain the importance for some of the methodology of beekeeping experts and mentors.

 

If you are new to beekeeping or are a seasoned veteran this is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Troy is the Administrator of The Facebook Group Bees & Beeks come on over and join him!

Website is under construction, will be up soon….www.beebayou.com

Facebook address is facebook.com/BeeBayou

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener

The Wisconsin Vegetable GardenerAugust 28, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Holly Baird at The Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and it’s all about gardening and canning today!  Both Holly and Karen Lynn share a passion for gardening and canning and their enthusiasm is definitely contagious!  Join in on the gardening and canning conversation!

Holly and her husband Joey share video tutorials and an online digital Gardening magazine at the Wisconsin Vegetable Gardener and Holly shares a ton of knowledge and resources.

If you love gardening and canning make sure to tune in to this show!

Show Resources:

Have an idea or a question for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Canning Chat & Applesauce Wars

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August 21, 2014:   Come join Karen Lynn for some Canning Chat and some fun stories about her and her husband’s Applesauce Wars!  As we approach the end of August Karen Lynn’s show this week  is all about her love of the art of canning and her best canning tips and strategies for all of you!

She will also share how her and her husband make the long arduous and sometimes tiring task of canning fresh local produce more fun for them and the family!

Karen Lynn will also share that tomorrow is her birthday and in a few days it’s her and her husband’s Silver 25th Wedding Anniversary and to top it all of she is celebrating a Bloggiversary too!

August is truly an exciting and momentous month for Karen Lynn make sure to tune in and join in on the fun!

Show Resources:

 Karen Lynn’s Primitive Canning Pantry Cupboard

Secrets To Making Your Very Own Prized Pickles

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Canning Chat:  The Right Tool For The Right Job

Favorite Apples To Can:

Ginger Gold

Jonathon

Jonagold

Also remember to experiment with different apples even if they aren’t always the no. 1 recommended apple for applesauce they may just surprise you!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: So You Wanna Be a Homesteader? Advice & Inspiration from the Experts

homesteaderAugust 14, 2014:  Karen Lynn shares a wealth of homesteading quotes and resources in the show this week.  Whether you are new to homesteading or you have been on the journey for a while you will learn something new in this show today!

In addition to sharing some homestead blogs, she also discusses some fabulous homesteading resources including two hops, podcasts, and magazines that you should include in your homesteading reading and listening material!

As always Karen Lynn weaves in her own commentary reflecting her own suburban homestead journey and hopes this podcast inspires and encourages all of you!

Show Resources:
The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris

Podcast by Essential Survival – Julie Behling-Hovdal – Interview with Homestead Lady

From Scratch Magazine

Blog Post – So You Wanna’ Be A Homesteader?  Advice & Inspiration From The Experts!

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Beauty on a Budget with Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician

Beauty On A BudgetAugust 7, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn has a great topic “Beauty On A Budget” and a special guest on her show so please welcome Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician. Julia has represented companies such as Estee’Lauder, Laura Mercier, and is a Professional Make Up Artist.

As Karen Lynn faces yet another birthday (this is a good thing!)  this Summer she poses questions to Julia…how can we take care of our skin and some of the “Girlie” stuff and this show will remind you that all of us have various beauty priorities.

Her hope is that this show will make you feel like you are just hanging out in the bathroom doing your hair and make up with all of the other girls….a rare treat to remind us “Homesteaders” and “Preppers” to remember to not only take care of ourselves but to carve out time for it.

Whether you are a guy or gal you will appreciate the laughter between Karen Lynn and Julia and Julia’s knowledge of skin care.

Oh and stay tuned because the “Beauty On A Budget” will be a regular feature here at Lil’ Suburban Homestead with Karen Lynn!

Show Resources:
Lanolin-Agg-Tval Swedish Eggwhite Soap – 1 Box of 6 – 50g bars

Egg Mask Post Coming Soon!

Questions or need more info?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com