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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!

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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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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