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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!

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Guest Post: 3 Tips To Start Prepping Your Garden Now For Spring by Mike The Gardener

3 Tips to Start Prepping Your Garden Now for the Spring The fall is a wonderful time of the year. The temperatures are a bit cooler. The night air a tad crisper and the heat and humidity have subsided. As a vegetable gardener, I will be the first to admit, that the end of summer …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #41

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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How To Dry Homegrown Herbs & From The Farm Blog Hop

Welcome to the From The Farm Blog Hop! I love herbs and I love drying my own so I had to choose this beautiful and easy to understand post with all of you this week! If you are new to herbs well this is the post for you!  Loading InLinkz … This post is by …

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Kelly Kettle Giveaway

Kelly Kettle Group Giveaway Who would love to win a Kelly Kettle in our group giveaway? Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? A large group of my blogging colleagues is trying to show the world what is available to use in an unforeseen disaster or emergency. We are so thankful to Glen …

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The Functional Creative Garden…Do You Have One?

Good Sunday Morning Readers! Inspiration struck me to write this post “The Functional Creative Garden…Do You Have One?” because I couldn’t believe how many home remedies and functional, versatile, and easy to use products we grow right in our very own backyard! So the other day as I was helping my hunny The Viking in my …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #40

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Gluten Free Crackers

It’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop and guess what I also am sharing a recipe for delicious gluten free crackers….YUM!  Loading InLinkz … My favorite post this week is of course a gluten-free post from Rais Recipes and wow does she have some amazing recipes! …Just a side note …

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Ebook Winner – The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris

I am pleased to announce the ebook winner of The Urban Chicken by Heather Harris at The Homesteading Hippy! Make sure to stop by her blog she’s got lots of great information on raising chickens, homesteading, and much more! This is your go to Chicken book and not just for the Urban Farmer either it …

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Fresh Water Giveaway – The Big Berkey

alt=”National Preparedness Month” width=”400″ height=”352″ /> Have you heard that the month of September is National Preparedness Month? I was really concerned when I read that the city of Toledo, Ohio was not able to use their culinary water for quite some time. They could not even boil it to make it safe because of …

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Guest Post by Lonestar Homestead: Considering Adding Goats To Your Homestead?

Goats can be a great addition to a homestead but just like every animal on the homestead there are several considerations before you just run out and buy a few. You need to consider how you will feed them, how you will keep them in (because trust me, they are escape artists), if and how …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #39

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & How To Maximize Freezer Space

It’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop and have I got some great tips on maximizing freezer space for you from my fave this week Rebecca at “Letters From Sunnybrook Farm“!  Loading InLinkz … This time of year since we are in Hurricane season I try to eat out of …

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The Survival Mom Radio Network Hosts Grand Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday everyone!  I have been hinting at something huge coming and here it is from The Survival Mom herself! It’s The Survival Mom Radio Network Hosts Grand Giveway!  Come celebrate this fabulous Radio Network with all of us!  I love being on this team and I hope you guys are all taking a listen …

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All American Sun Oven Giveaway

All American Sun Oven Giveaway As you may know by now, September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. It is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), within the Department of Homeland Security.  Americans are encouraged to take the necessary steps to prepare for any emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools, churches, neighborhoods and communities. …

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Honey Harvest, The Podcast & Changes To Our Blog

Hi ya’ll! I haven’t really posted an update in a while so I thought I would say Happy Labor Day to all of you! I am always appreciative of your readership and just wanted to let you know how things are going! I am back to work and it has been super busy but I …

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Guest Post: 5 Ways To Save Your Tomatoes From Late Blight by Mike The Gardener

5 Ways to Save Your Tomatoes from Late Blight Late blight is one of the more common fungal diseases that affect members of the Solanaceae family, of which tomatoes are a part of. Also referred to as potato blight, late blight’s official name is Phytophthora infestans. It is an oomycete, or “water mold” that contains …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #38

  Welcome to Simple Saturdays Blog Hop This blog hop is brought to you by a group of wonderful co-hosts committed to the Simple way of Life and learning to be Self Reliant in all they do.  Simple Saturdays Blog Hop is a way for each of us to share the various ways we are learning to …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Nourishing Tradition’s Moroccan Chicken Recipe

It’s time to link up to the From The Farm Blog Hop and have I got a great recipe for you! Yay it’s Friday and hopefully our first football game of the season for our son I cannot wait but I also cannot wait to see all of the great posts you link up this …

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