Food Storage and Survival: 10 Things to Check before You Buy Your Survival Home

House for one familyAugust 27, 2014: Looking for a survival property?  Or maybe you just want to give your current location a survival checkup.  You don’t need a bunker in a secret location to have a prepared home.  In this episode we discuss some things you’ll want to consider to help decide on a new home or to give your current home a survival checkup!  Plus, September is National Preparedness Month and I give you a preview of some of the great events, contests, giveaways, and promotions that will be going on throughout the month!

Mentioned in the Show:

Preparedness Events

Food Storage Made Easy 7 Day Challenge

10 Things to Check Before Buying Your Survival Home

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 Kat at Simply Living Simply

kat at simply living simply -lil' suburban homestead with Karen LynnJuly 24, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn this week as she interviews her fellow blogging friend and homesteader Kat at Simply Living Simply.  Kat will share with all of you about her journey into homesteading, how she started learning about essential oils, and her and her family’s homesteading journey!
Kat believes in second chances and will share her and her family’s story, her blog, and life including essential oils and how much she loves them and believes in them in this show!
You will definitely not want to miss it!
Show Resources:
Have a question or an idea for a show?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: All About The Bees

All About The Bees - KarenLynnJuly 3, 2014:  Today it’s “All About The Bees”!  Karen Lynn invited her husband”The Viking” to come back on her show to discuss their journey into Beekeeping, her concerns when they first started out and some of his methods for resolving some of their common beekeeping issues that many beekeepers encounter.

Whether you have been beekeeping for a while or our new to it you will want to hear “The Viking’s” thoughts, how to’s and encouragement for others to pick up this homesteading skill.

Join in on the journey and help our bees to thrive!   We all depend on the little honey bee!

 

Show Resources:

Help The Beez Pleez Facebook Page

As We Trek On Our Beekeeping Adventures!

Making Your Own Pollen Patties To Feed Your Bees

Wax Moth Trap

Build Your Own Bottom Boards

Beekeeping For Dummies

The Viking Splits The Hives

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

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Deborah Jean of Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House

Interview with Deborah Jean at Deborah Jean's Dandelion HouseJune 19, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Deborah Jean of Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House this week and this show is packed full of information.  In this show you will learn why Deborah Jean started blogging and prepare to be inspired and to fall in love with her beautiful blog!

Karen Lynn and Deborah Jean touch on topics such as blogging, suburban homesteading, homeschooling, gardening, DIY projects and so much more!

Join in on the conversation and Deborah Jean supplied tons of great show notes and shares about her weekly blog hop and her writing  for Mary Janes Farm Magazine.

 

Show Resources:

Beach Farm Girl

Community Chickens

Gardening

Deborah Jean’s Raised Beds 

Dandelion House on Pinterest

Upcycled Farm Pantry Reveal

Know Your Food: The Gelatin Secret, Part 2

Sylvie McCracken SquareJune 18, 2014: Who knew gelatin could be so beautiful or so marvelously healing? As Sylvie McCracken found out, gelatin is one of the foods we should all be eating more of. It’s crucial for many aspects of our health including bones, teeth, skin, and more.

A celebrity personal assistant by day and writer/chef/mom by night and weekend, Sylvie blogs at Hollywood Homestead. She’s the author of the new and beautiful book, The Gelatin Secret. (I highly recommend it!) Gelatin is a secret no more, thanks to Sylvie’s great work!

Get to know Sylvie, her family, and more about gelatin through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast (which is part 2 of 2). Plus…the tip of the week!

Visit the show notes for links and more.

Essential Survival Show: Food Preservation Basics with Melissa K. Norris

Food preservation podcast 56June 17, 2014:  Today Julie interviews Melissa K. Norris about how she lives off the land with her husband and children on their homestead in the Cascade Mountains.  Melissa shares her tips for getting started with basic food preservation.

For more information from Melissa on food preservation, check out her presentation “Home Food Preservation Made Easy” on July 1 as part of the Summer of Survival Summit.

Melissa K Norris

You can find Melissa at http://melissaknorris.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/melissaknorris.

Essential Survival Show:  A Conversation with Homesteader, Victoria Gazeley

Essential Survival Show: Victoria GazeleyMay 27, 2014:  In today’s episode of the Essential Survival Radio Show, Julie talks with her friend and colleague Victoria Gazeley of ModernHomesteading.ca.  Victoria shares what’s going on at her homestead in Canada, tips on raising chickens.  Julie and Victoria discuss natural health and using natural remedies, including essential oils, with animals.
You can follow Victoria on Facebook here.Essential Survival Show: Chickens_frame modern homesteading 2

Cooke’s Frontier Radio Show: When homesteading isn’t happening how you had planned

HomesteadingMay 26, 2014: This week Charley talks about how their homesteading plans are changing and how they are in a different, but no less important, place in their homesteading journey. It doesn’t always go the way you plan and sometimes that turns out to be a blessing in disguise!