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

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

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Chicken Mama Ramblings

Karen Lynn discusses her Chickens today on the show  April 24, 2014:   Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she shares some of her “Chicken Mama”      ramblings discussing innovative and frugal ways to build chicken coops, her favorite breeds, and a  Chicken Mama story or two.

 She will also share some of her favorite resources and magazines for learning more about raising  chickens, a little about the “From The Farm” Blog Hop  and one of her new favorite bands “The Carolina  Chocolate Drops” click here to listen to them on YouTube!


Show Resources:

It’s A Chicken Yurt

Think Your Chickens Are Safe Think Again?

The Gals Won’t Want To Fly This Coop & It Only Cost $60

Dog House Upcycle To A Chicken A.K.A. “Chick” House

Questions or have an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at


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


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

The Mind to Homestead: Homesteading in Small Spaces with Tessa of Homestead Lady

Tessa Zundel of Homestead Lady InterviewApril 16, 2014: Kristi is continuing her Homesteading in Small Spaces series with her third installment.

In this week’s episode, Kristi will be talking to long time homesteader and master gardener Tessa Zundel from Homestead Lady about homesteading and touching on growing herbs on the homestead.

Read Tessa’s Blog
Get in touch with Tessa on Facebook






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


Essential Survival: Interview with Preparedness Expert, Donna Miller

Donna MillerApril 1, 2014: On today’s episode of The Essential Survival Radio Show, Julie interviews Donna Miller of PREPARE Magazine and Miller Grain House about her move to a country homestead in North Carolina, her experiences with preparedness over the last 25+ years, homeschooling children with a focus on self-sufficiency, cooking with whole grains and alternative grains, and more!

Donna’s fun personality combined with her vast experience in preparedness and self-sufficiency make her someone to follow if you are interested in preparedness!

Her websites are as follows:

Our Move to the Bug-Out –

Our Prepardeness Journey YouTube Channel –

Millers Grain House –
Millers Grain House YouTube Channel –

PREPARE Magazine –

Preparedness Retreats –

Surviving on Shoestrings –

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Get acquainted with Karen Lynn

LSH1-1-Graphic copyApril 3, 2014: Join Karen Lynn for her Premiere Show that will air every Thursday.  Today she will be sharing about how her family started on their own personal journey of homesteading and entered into a world filled with gardening, the building of their greenhouse,  beekeeping, and even making better decisions about nutrition.

In this episode Karen Lynn introduces her and her family to you, shares some of her personal stories of the pain of coping with illness, the excitement of the honey harvest, her love of herbs, and their initial struggles of gardening in a coastal sandy environment.

Show Resources:

The Mind to Homestead: Interview with Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard

Homesteading in Small Spaces - Kathryn Robles of Farming My Backyard - The Mind to HomesteadApril 2, 2014: Join Kristi for a whole new series about small property homesteading, where she will be interviewing homesteaders from all over who share how their tips on homesteading on less than a quarter acre.

In this week’s episode of the Homesteading in Small Spaces series, Kristi will be talking to Kathryn Robles at Farming My Backyard about homesteading and raising goats on 1/10th of an acre.