Lil’ Suburban Homestead: 20 Telltale Signs That Your A Farm Girl

20telltalesignsthatyoureafarmgirl-587x500Nov. 13, 2014:  Can you drive past a farmers market without stopping?  Do you have an addiction to gardening magazines?  Karen Lynn shares these and more in the  “20 Telltale Signs That You’re A Farm Girl” and also shares some exciting podcasts that are coming up on her show on The Survival Mom Radio Network.

In addition to sharing the”20 Telltale Signs That You’re A Farm Girl” Karen Lynn also shares her pumpkin finds for fall, her gratitudes for November and even some news about an interview with one of her fellow Survival Mom Radio Hosts!

She also shares some great blog posts coming to her blog Lil’ Suburban Homestead!  She shares more in depth about her upcoming shows and guests as well!

Are you a farm girl or guy?

On a personal note she shares about what is happening on her lil’ homestead and some of her Mom highlights from this fall!

Show Resources:

I’m Not Allowed To Be Sick Chicken Soup Recipe – Gluten Free

Countdown To Preparedness Book Review by Jim Cobb & Giveaway Opportunity!

Burlap Pinterest Frame 

Aren’t you glad you listen?

Have an idea or comment for the show contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com.

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Adventures in Small Scale Farming with Janet from Timber Creek Farm

janetgraphictimbercreekfarmOctober 23, 2014:  Karen Lynn discusses the topic of “Adventures in Small Scale Farming” and interviews Janet at Timber Creek Farmer.  Janet raises sheep, pigs, ducks, chicken and cattle and her and her family supplement their diet with some of their gardening as well.  They discuss healthy eating, diy projects, and even raising your own cattle for beef.

Whether you have thought about jumping into the world of small scale farming or just want to live vicariously through Janet like Karen Lynn this is a show that you will thoroughly enjoy!

So sit back and relax!  Janet is a wealth of farming knowledge and just a  joy to listen to!

Show Resources:

Check out Janet’s amazing blog! Click here!

Follow Janet on Twitter – Click here!

Check out Janet at Timber Creek Farm on Facebook – Click here!

Follow Janet on Pinterest – Click here! 

Blog Posts by Janet at Timber Creek Farm:

Animal Care:   Keeping Your Chicken Coop Smelling Fresh

Prepper 101 – Adding Animals To The Homestead

Animal Care:  The Care and Feeding of Barn Cats

 

Have a question or an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn 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: 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: 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: Interview with Bren at BGgarden

Interview with Bren at BGgarden - Lil' Suburban Homestead with karenLynnJuly 31, 2014:  Karen Lynn has a guest on her show who is no stranger to Social Media and is no stranger to the spot light;  Bren who not only is owner of the blog BG Garden, a Photographer with a background in the fine arts, Co-Founder and acting Administrator of Twitter’s Monday Night #Garden Chat, and is now an HGTV Gardens Community Manager for Ask & Share, and lastly she is a Social Media Correspondent for some of the larger garden shows.  Whew…. that was a mouthful and that is why you will love meeting Bren she wears many hats, is quite knowledgeable, and is always willing to share her know how with others.

Bren’s blog BG Garden features topics such as Recipes, Technology, Roses, Canning, Farm Structures (Photography), and that’s just some of the topics her blog covers.  Be prepared for beautiful photography and Karen Lynn personally loves Bren’s love of technology and social media….they are kindred spirits!  If you haven’t gotten to know Bren you will definitely want to after this interview and you can join her and Karen Lynn every Monday night at 9pm Eastern at #Gardenchat on Twitter.

Show Resources:

BGgarden.com
Lets Connect*Share*Grow on Social Media
#gardenchat : website is at http://www.connect-share-grow.com 
Facebook |  Twitter |  Google | Instagram | LinkedIn
Bren at HGTVgardens : community manager for Ask&Share 
My profile is at http://www.hgtvgardens.com/profile/bren-haas-00000146-69d1-d404-abdf-7bdbf0110000
Gardenchat website : http://www.connect-share-grow.com
USDA Maps : http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: The Making of Our Greenhouse

the making of our greenhouse Lil' Suburban Homestead May 22, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she shares their journey in “The Making Of  Our     Greenhouse” she shares that they should call their greenhouse “The Mostly Recycled Greenhouse”.   They   saved materials, and stumbled upon some major finds that they were able to re-purpose and then  later       during the show her husband “The Viking” in her life answers questions on how they built the  greenhouse   and why?  They built their greenhouse  for approximately $300 to $400 dollars and so can you!

 

Have you always wanted to have a greenhouse?   Then this is the show for you!

Karen Lynn ends the show sharing a tune from one of her favorite local bands “Massive Grass” the song she chose to share is called “Leave it alone” the message is to do let Mother Nature do her thing.  Check out Massive Grass on their Reverbnation site here!

Show Resources:

The Making Of Our Greenhouse

A Virtual Tour Of Our Greenhouse In January

The Hobby Greenhouse Tour Was Successful

Our Story Was Featured At Old World Garden Farms

Our Hometalk Post – The Mostly Recycled Greenhouse 

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

*Massive Grass gave permission for their music to be played on this show.

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Spring Gardening Preps & Gardening Tips

spring gardening preps with Karen Lynn and the VikingApril 17, 2014:  Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as her husband the Viking joins the show as a special guest and weighs in on important gardening topics such as “Soil Amendments, Composting, and Mulching” and add his own brand of humor to the show as well.

They will answer some questions from readers as well as weave in a story or two as the couple shares their struggles and successes with gardening on their ⅓ of an acre in suburbia.

 Show Resources:

Early Spring Planting & A Garden Day

Colonial Raised Bed Garden Reveal

Spring Fever & More Winter Clean Up

Help The Beez Pleez Facebook Page

Questions? Feel free to email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Getting started on a more sustainable lifestyle

LSH-1-2-GraphicApril 10, 2014: Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she shares how her and her family got back to “The Basics”.   Today she will be focusing about how their first steps into leading a more sustainable life included starting a small garden, eating out of that garden with garden recipes, making homemade laundry soap, and hanging their clothes out to dry.

In this episode along with Karen Lynn sharing their journey back to “The Basics”  she will include some humorous stories and anecdotes along the way!

Show Resources:

It’s Wash Day

Our Pomegranate Tree and Why You Should Plan For An Edible Landscape

Is Your Yard An Edible Arrangement

Information Regarding The Right To Dry Movement!

Zucchini Medallion Recipe