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: Fall Gardening Tips from Mike the Gardener

fall gardening tips from Mike The Gardener_Lil'Suburban Homestead with Karen LynnOctober 16, 2014:  Mike the Gardener from Average Person Gardening.com is a wealth of gardening knowledge and Karen Lynn and him jump right into an excellent conversation regarding all things gardening and Mike shares some fall gardening tips.  In addition to fall gardening Mike shares some nuts and bolts of gardening and even a light bulb idea for Karen Lynn!

Mike is a regular guest poster at Lil’ Suburban Homestead and a podcaster himself who speaks on numerous topics on gardening as well as being an experienced speaker you will be engaged from the moment he starts sharing his gardening knowledge!

No matter where you are on your gardening journey this is a show you will definitely want to take a listen to!

 

Show Resources:

Average Person Gardening Click Here! 

Visit Mike The Gardener on Facebook Click Here!

Follow Mike The Gardener on Twitter Click Here! 

Join Mike’s Seeds Of The Month Club Click Here!

Listen to Mike The Gardener’s Podcasts Click Here! 

Karen Lynn’s Brussel Sprout Recipe Click Here!

 

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

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Herbalism, Wildcrafting, and Green Home Living

interview with laurie neverman lil suburban homestead with Karen LynnOctober 9, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Laurie Neverman Creator of  the blog Common Sense Homesteading and the two of them have so much to discuss and they quickly launch into a conversation herbalism, Laurie’s green home, and wildcrafting just to name a few!

Whether you are new to Homesteading or have been on this journey for a while Laurie’s no nonsense approach to homesteading, her beautiful blog, and her love of family and her willingness to share her knowledge with others will quickly engage you and you will want to get to know more about her and her blog!

 

About Laurie Neverman:

Laurie Neverman has a BS in Math/Physics and an MS in Mechanical Engineering.  She is a wife and mother with a passion for natural healing, homesteading and gardening.  She and her husband, August, homeschool their two boys. They live in rural northeast Wisconsin in a Wisconsin Green Built and Energy Star certified home.

The home has an array of “green” features, including:

  • Insulated Concrete Form construction
  • An Attached Greenhouse
  • Solar water heating and passive solar design
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Environmentally Friendly Materials

Her interests also include herbalism, wildcrafting (using weeds for food and medicine), homebrewing and live culture foods.

You can connect with her at her website, Common Sense Homesteading, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommonSenseHome and Pinterest at http://www.pinterest.com/commonsenseidea/.

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

Aren’t you glad you listen?

 

 

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bees with Troy Marino aka FarmerTito/BeeBayou

interview with troy marinoSeptember 4, 2014:  Karen Lynn interviews Troy Marino A.K.A. Farmer Tito/Bee Bayou and learns “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Bees”!  Troy is a wealth of information and is in the process of becoming a certified breeder and raises 36 + colonies this year and harvested over 1600 pounds of honey!

Troy tackles some of the beginner beekeeping mistakes that lots of folks make and tries to explain the importance for some of the methodology of beekeeping experts and mentors.

 

If you are new to beekeeping or are a seasoned veteran this is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Troy is the Administrator of The Facebook Group Bees & Beeks come on over and join him!

Website is under construction, will be up soon….www.beebayou.com

Facebook address is facebook.com/BeeBayou

Have a question or an idea 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 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: 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 lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

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