Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Tis’ the Season – DIY Holiday Gifts & Homestead Holiday Traditions

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November 20, 2014: Tis’ The Season – DIY Holiday Gifts & Homestead Holiday Traditions!   Today Karen Lynn shares several of her favorite Holiday DIY gifts and projects which are a huge hit with family and friends!  In this show you will learn how to make homemade lip balm, a no sew fleece blankie, a Holiday Centerpiece and more!

All the while Karen Lynn will regale you with her own families homestead holiday traditions!

This is the Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday show you won’t want to miss!  A show from the heart you will feel like you are right in her family room by the woodstove along with the rest of her friends and family!

 

 

 

Show Resources:

Homemade DIY Lip Balm

Around The Cabin Lip  Balm Tutorial (Scroll down to Lil’ Suburban Homestead)

Karen Lynn’s No Sew Fleece Blankie

Cheap & Chic Christmas Centerpiece

Turkey Talk On Turkey Day

 

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

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: 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

 

The Trailer Park Homesteader: 5 Steps to Becoming More Self-Sufficient

More Self-SufficientMay 15, 2014: Sharon begins her first show by introducing you to her family and how they homestead in a trailer park. She explains certain challenges her family faced on their journey to become more self-sufficient and the steps they took to overcome these. Sharon also shares some of the mistakes she made when she first started out trying to homestead. Through persistence and hard work, her little homestead began to take shape.

Next she shares the first five steps her family took to becoming more self-sufficient including: making their own homemade products, growing their own food, preserving the food, simplifying where they could and looking into having different means of income.

Join Sharon today and see if you might benefit from using any of her tips or suggestions.

Find More Information Here: 5 Ways to Becoming More Self-Sufficient