Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Engaging Our Children with Homesteading Literature

chickenandthedogNov. 6, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Amanda Maxwell Co-Author of The Chicken and The Dog and reminds you that it is the Holiday Shopping Season!  Karen Lynn discusses how important it is to engage children with homesteading literature and how she always feels good about sharing the gift of books.  In particular she love sharing books with her young nieces and even her own children as they were growing up especially literature that engages children that discusses homesteading and sustainable living!

The two of them discuss how engaging Amanda’s series of books are to children and bringing the “Farm To Table” concept to young children and what it’s really like!

It’s exciting to connect children with chickens on the Suburban Homestead!

Show Resources:

Check out Amanda’s site for her books The Chicken and the Dog – Click Here! 

The Chicken and  the Dog Activities For Children – Click here!

Newly expanded The Chicken and theDog Merchandise for the Holidays – Click here! 

 

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

Cooke’s Frontier Radio Show: Emergency Preparedness Planning 101

Nitro-PakSeptember 22, 2014 – This week, Charley shares some quick and easy ideas to get you started with your Emergency Preparedness Planning. She also reviews the Executive 2-person 72-hour kit from Nitro-Pak and shares her thoughts on it with you.

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!

 

 

Surviving on Shoestrings: A Secret Garden & A Secret Greenhouse

PicMonkey CollageFebruary 3, 2014:   Join us as Donna Miller interviews her friend Rick Austin, the The Survivalist Gardener. Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, the film: Beyond Off-Grid, and Mother Earth News.  He is the Author of Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest & Secret Greenhouse of Survival- How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse.

Rick discusses with Donna how these ways of gardening can help stretch what you have while you’re surviving on shoestrings!

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com

The Mind to Homestead: Alternative & backup lighting

Alternative and Backup LightingOctober 2, 2013: How confident are you in your electricity? Enough not to have any backup lighting on your preparedness shelf? Whether you are concerned about a a power outage or an all out grid failure, it’s good to have some alternatives to bring you light and keep your family cheerful when the power goes out.

In this episode, Kristi shares her research on alternative and backup lighting, and what they have chosen to keep on their preparedness shelf.

Show notes for this episode at The Mind to Homestead podcast website.

Surviving on Shoestrings: Your cell phone can help you prepare AND save money

Samsung-Intensity_H4-WEBJuly 8, 2013: First, Donna shares a listener’s email about the topic of cell phone uses. Then join Donna as she brings back her friend and guest, Joyce Mosley Piece of Prepared in Every Way. They are going to discuss uses for your cell phone (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone either) that can save you time, money and maybe even your life!  Join us for a show that turned out to be quite fun!

Donna’s food stretching videos at: http://www.YouTube.com/thewheatguy

For suggestions and questions feel free to email Donna at: SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com

Surviving on Shoestrings: A hodge-podge of money saving kitchen ideas

groceriesMay 6, 2013 – Monday

In this episode Donna shares how her weird brain works. Over the years of stretching she has amassed a list of odd money-saving techniques that range from food to non-food items. Listen for a few off the wall tips! If you want more insight into some of them (and more of them) go to her YouTube Channel.

For suggestions and questions feel free to email Donna at: SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com

Surviving on Shoestrings: Let’s Do Laundry and Save!

laundryApril 15, 2013:  This week’s episode of Surviving on Shoestrings on the Survival Mom Radio Network will cover: What does it really cost to do laundry the typical way?

  • Is this one of those ‘controllable’ expenses?
  •  Indoor lines, laundry mats and stains – oh my.
  • Does wear and tear really factor in to your laundry plan?

For suggestions and questions feel free to email Donna at:  SurvivingOnShoestrings@gmail.com