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Welcome to our Lil’ Suburban Homestead! We are so glad you are here! The most recent articles are posted below on our main page so they are all at your finger tips! Enjoy and feel free to look around and stay a while! We are making lots of changes here at our homestead so you can find everything you are looking for easily!

I’m A Sucker For A Good Book Sale & A Good Book For That Matter!

I’m A Sucker For A Good Book Sale & A Good Book For That matter! Hello friends, Hope all is well with all of you this week and that you are all having a fabulous Sunday. I cannot believe how quickly spring has sprung in Coastal North Carolina!  The weather was gray here yesterday but at …

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5 Amazing Herbs To Start Your Own Herb Garden

5 Amazing Herbs To Start Your Own Herb Garden   Hello friends I hope this blog post is finding you all well and good on the journey this evening! Have you ever wanted to grow an herb garden?  I am sure many of you have and I am betting some of you want to but …

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Lindley Mills Flour Product Review

Product Review: Lindley Mills Flour & Karen Lynn’s Cranberry Orange Persimmon Bread Recipe

Product Review: Lindley Mills Flour & Karen Lynn’s Cranberry Orange Persimmon Bread Recipe Hey ya’ll, I know what you must be thinking that I am just obsessed with Persimmons and well it’s true as the Viking in my life had quite a haul of them I have so many to use up plus I love persimmons …

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Oh January! Winter Update From Our Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Oh January!  Winter Update From Our Lil’ Suburban Homestead   I have missed all of you so much!  I know I haven’t shared much in January….so you know how life goes right?  You are just moving along and you get a little knock down and you pick yourself back up, then you get a little …

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Kickin’ Off The New Year – Campfire Cooking, Friends & Home-made Cider

Kickin’ Off The New Year – Campfire Cooking, Friends & Home-made Cider Happy New Year to all of you! I wish you an abundant and prosperous year ahead for you, your families, and friends. I wish 2017 to be a most amazing year for you! This December was a much better month than last year …

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Happy New Year & My One Word For 2017 is “Mindful”…What Is Your One Word?

Happy New Year & My One Word For 2017 is “Mindful”…What Is Your One Word? I hope you all had a lovely holiday season and that you started off your new year with good intentions! The Viking and I spent a relatively quiet New Years Eve watching the ball drop and then on New Years …

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A Plethora Of Persimmons Gluten-Free Persimmon Bread Recipe

A Plethora Of Persimmons – Gluten Free Persimmon Bread Recipe I hope you are all having a happy holiday season!  I am so excited to share with all of you our adventures with persimmons this holiday season!  We were given a ton of persimmons by a neighbor down the road and well I like nothing …

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A Must Read! The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven by Brian Thomas and Teri Page

Book Review:   The Backyard Bread & Pizza Oven by Brian Thomas and Teri Page   Hello friends, I had to share with all of you about this book!  I so enjoyed reading about how I affordably and without too much difficulty could build my very own bread and pizza  oven on our lil’ homestead! …

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Shop Local & Small Biz – The 2016 Holiday Edition

Shop Local & Small Biz – The 2016 Holiday Edition   Happy Holidays friends!  I hope this blog post finds you well and surrounded by loved ones this holiday season.  If not know that now that the Viking and I are in the empty nest officially this season is quite different for us too.  It’s …

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Book Review: The Do It Yourself Homestead

Book Review:  The Do It Yourself Homestead Hello friends, Hope all is well with all of you this week. I certainly was sad to see October leave us; it sure was a beautiful month. I am very excited to share with you my review of my good friend at Homestead Lady Tessa Zundel’s book “The …

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Why You Should Mentor The Next Generation Of Beekeepers

Why You Should Mentor The Next Generation Of Beekeepers   Inspiration! Where does it strike? How and why? Do you ever wonder? I’ll never know what made my husband suddenly decided after 20 years of blissful marriage that he wanted to be a beekeeper but for those that are married to and or with a …

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Book Review & Giveaway: Off grid and free My path to the wilderness by Author Ron Melchiore

Book Review & Giveaway: Off grid and free My path to the wilderness  by Author Ron Melchiore Hello Everyone! I feel like I have been semi off the grid preparing for this huge Hurricane Matthew that just came up the coast and while we were overall ready you can never be too prepared if you …

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Are You Prepared For Hurricane Matthew?

Are You Prepared For Hurricane Matthew? Are you prepared for Hurricane Matthew? Hurricanes are scary events and the damage that this one has already done to Haiti is beyond devastating. Quite frankly I have lived in coastal areas most of my life, in my younger years I grew up in the Tidewater, Virginia area and …

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My son and I planted this rose bush when we first moved into our suburban homestead.

Celebrate The Flowers In Your Life

Celebrate The Flowers In Your Life Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s a beautiful Sunday in September and I am drinking a great cup of coffee and reflecting on what a fabulous month it’s been so far and well today …

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DIY: Vintage Utz Potato Chip Tin Cooler

DIY: Vintage Utz Potato Chip Tin Cooler   Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying this lovely month of September. September is such a lovely time in Coastal North Carolina and typically this time of year is quite beautiful and I love to take our dog River for walks in the evening and it’s just a …

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It’s Raining Carrots On The Homestead…Well Almost

It’s Raining Carrots On The Homestead…Well Almost Hey ya’ll! I am so excited to finally spend some time with all of you and write up a fun post about our fabulous carrot harvest this year! We have really implemented the “square foot gardening” method this year in terms of soil composition and the results with …

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