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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!

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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Our Dog River sweating it out on the back patio!

It’s Definitely The Dog Days of Summer and The Mystery Vine

It’s Definitely The Dog Days of Summer and The Mystery Vine Happy Sunday Evening Ya’ll,  Wow it’s been a long two-week hiatus but a festive whirlwind of birthday celebrations so I’m not going to complain no way it’s been fun!    So exciting news our patio is done out back it has been an all …

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Living The Salt Life: Our Day Fishing On The Vonda Kay

Living The Salt Life:  Our Day Fishing On The Vonda Kay Wow this week has flown by so fast! Talk about the dog days of summer it is HOT here in Wilmington, North Carolina so what better than to go out on the water and go fishing right?    I really had no expectations other …

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Garlic and Basil Pesto Recipe from Lil' Suburban Homestead

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto Recipe

Garlic Scape and Basil Pesto Hi friends! I hope all of you are having a fabulous Saturday and I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! Okay so I think we can all agree that pesto is pretty amazing!  But garlic scape pesto?  When I first heard this was a thing I was kind of …

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Have you met the ribfest king of North Carolina?

Have You Met The North Carolina Ribfest King?

  Have You Met The North Carolina Ribfest King?   It’s not so much a passion for ribs as much as it is a passion to throw a party, a big party. Don’t get me wrong, I love all kinds of BBQ, which is what we have at the Port City RibFest. . Meet Allen …

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Lazy Gal's Salsa Recipe

Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe

Lazy Gal’s Canned Salsa Made With Frozen Tomatoes Recipe How many of you are rushing home from work and some days stopping at the gym or grocery store on the way home? Always in a rush….always in a rush these days…….I love blogging it’s one of my hobbies and I love canning because I love …

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Our First Garlic Harvest

Our First Garlic Harvest Our garlic dreams came true! I am so excited to share with all of you that we finally had success with garlic and I have to shout out Sow True Seed in Asheville because we ordered our garlic from them and I have to give kudos to the Viking too as he goes …

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From Chicks To Chickens - All Grown Up or Almost!

From Chicks To Chickens – All Grown Up or Almost!

From Chicks To Chickens – All Grown Up or Almost! Happy Sunday Ya’ll and I wish all you Dad’s and Grandfathers an amazing Fathers Day! We have been so busy around our homestead and in life in general!  We recently went up north to help celebrate my big brother’s 50th Birthday and it got me …

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Kohlrabi, Ham, and Mushroom Frittata with Chervil

Kohlrabi, Ham, and Mushroom Frittata with Chervil   I never would have thought to take a root type tasting vegetable like kohlrabi and put it together with eggs in a frittata but I thought I love roasted radishes so I thought it might be similar.  I don’t know about all of you but we are …

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Take A Pause For The Memorial Day Holiday

Take A Pause For The Memorial Day Holiday Today is a day to pause and be thankful for all of our men and woman in our armed forces for the United States of America who have served. I live near the beach so we definitely know how much folks like to take advantage of this …

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Why I Love Purina’s Organic Poultry Feed

Why I Love Purina’s Organic Poultry Feed Happy Sunday Ya’ll! I must confess I’m a skeptic about “organic” anything but recently I have been putting some items to the test and that includes “organic produce” and well I decided to put “organic poultry feed” by Purina Poultry to the test as well. I used to think …

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A Kid's Guide To Keeping Chickens

Book Review & Giveaway: A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Book Review & Giveaway: A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens If anyone loves chickens kid’s do for sure! At our recent Coastal Cluck Coop Tour all of the children who stopped by wanted to go into the chicken run with the chickens and pick them up and be hands on! They didn’t want to settle …

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What The Flock? Meet the new gals

What The Flock? Meet The New Gals!

What The Flock? Meet The New Gals! Happy Sunday Ya’ll! The one thing that is constant in life is change and our chicken flocks are no exception. So through no fault of our own we recently lost three of our feathered gals only to leave us with our Americana chicken “Silly” and I guess she …

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Book Review & Giveaway: Epic Tomatoes – Wanna’ Grow Some?

Book Review & Giveaway: Epic Tomatoes by Craig LeHoullier I hope all of you are having a great week! I am so excited to share with all of you that this week not only am I offering you another fabulous giveaway but I have exciting news to go along with this post so keep reading …

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Giveaway Winner: Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre

Giveaway Winner: Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre by Jenni Blackmore I love getting to tell someone that they won! It is actually one of my favorite parts of blogging and that is I can provide an opportunity for all of you to learn something cool, win a …

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We Are Back In The Bees!

We Are Back In The Bees! Woohoo buddy we are back in the bees and I cannot contain my excitement! Not having bees for all of last summer was the most depressing thing ever….but by the time we realized our losses it was too late to fix anything and too late to order more bees. …

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