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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!

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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karen lynn features the book Epic tomatoes as a book review and giveaway

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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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

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!

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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permaculture for the rest of us Abundant Living On less than an acre

Book Review & Giveaway: Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre

Book Review & Giveaway: Permaculture For The Rest Of Us: Abundant Living On Less Than An Acre by Jenni Blackmore It has been a while since I have done a book review and I am so glad to let you all know that I am adding them back in on the blog and one of …

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Lizzy at Lizzy Lou's Family Farm working with her pigs.

Local Focal Farm Feature: Lizzy Lou’s Farm

  Local Focal Farm Feature: Lizzy Lou’s Farm     I want people to know that we are a sustainable healthy farm.  We grow healthy food and part of our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle.  Our farm works as a circle. You want to come visit a farm with us?  Our small farms …

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We are on the 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour!

We are on the 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour!

We are on the 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour! We are so excited to be on the 5th Annual Coastal Cluck Coop Tour again this year! Coming soon:  Saturday, May 7th from 10am to 3pm. – Coastal Cluck Coop Tour – I will link details to this post soon! Denise Culler runs this event …

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you know you are beautiful right?

You Know You Are Beautiful Right?

You Know You Are Beautiful Right? Why are we so tough on on ourselves?  You know you are beautiful right? Social media has us all feeling so down if we are not a size two and if we are a size two that we aren’t curvy enough and if we are curvy maybe we are …

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soap review 2 boys 1 homestead

Product Review: 2 Boys 1 Homestead Soaps

Product Review: 2 Boys 1 Homestead Soaps I love smelling soaps when I go into kind of “artsy” shops and I love sharing about a great product when I run into a new one and when I was recently approached  by Ben at 2 Boys 1 Homestead to try their soaps and I thought why not? I …

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we don't just grow vegetables and spring musings lil' suburban homestead

We Don’t Just Grow Vegetables & Spring Musings

We Don’t Just Grow Vegetables & Spring Musings Just a note: All of these flowers photographed are flowers that are on our Lil’ Suburban Homestead I so hope you enjoy them! Good Morning Everyone! Happy Easter and Happy Spring to all of my friends…I am so excited to spend time in the garden today and …

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cooking turkey in a sun oven

You Can Cook A Whole Turkey In A Sun Oven? Yes You Can!

You Can Cook A Whole Turkey In A Sun Oven? Yes You Can! Recently I had the good fortune to have Paul Munsen with Sun Ovens International give a Sun Oven lesson for all of you and I must admit I learned a bunch. I am kind of embarrassed to say I had my sun oven for …

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red lasoda potatoes

Planting Red Lasoda Potatoes

Planting Red Lasoda Potatoes Have I mentioned my addiction to potatoes lately? I planted 90 potato starts of the Red Lasoda potatoes this weekend….this first post we are going to focus on the first 40 or so that I planted in a row between some containers in our backyard. We really do try to utilize …

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Lila Dean - The Reelest Lady I ever knew!

Lila Dean – The “Reelest” Lady I Ever Knew (An Inspirational Role Model)

Lila Dean – The “Reelest” Lady I Ever Knew! I have never shared on my blog yet about my paternal Grandma Lila Dean, affectionately known as Mamo by all who knew her.   I felt like it was time to share about the “Reelest” lady I ever knew….Truly when I am asked who is a …

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guest post dan sullian photo credit Karen Lynn

The Layered Approach to Prepping. Part 4: How to Make a 3-Month Survival Plan

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan from Survival Sullivan.com The Layered Approach to Prepping. Part 4: How to Make a 3-Month Survival Plan For those of you who don’t remember, the layered approach to prepping is a series of articles taking you from a 3-day stockpile to one week, three weeks, three months and then an …

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the viking cooking with our all american sun oven

Sun Oven – Free Essentials Cooking Class Coming Soon!

Sun Oven – Essentials Cooking Class Coming Soon! Woohoo!  I get to hang out with all of you and offer a free sun oven essentials cooking class …..I can’t wait!  Go grab your calendar and write this date down!   March 16th!   I am so excited to share about this upcoming Sun Oven essentials cooking class …

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lil suburban homestead blueberry wine and the art of bartering

Blueberry Wine & The Art of Bartering

Blueberry Wine & The Art of of Bartering Last summer I was in a major predicament! We had no blueberries and this meant no blueberry crisp, no blueberry smoothies, no blueberries a top of my yogurt and alas no blueberry wine. As you know if it’s growing on our homestead we are using it up, …

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why i should plant kohlrabi?

Why Should I Plant Kohlrabi?

Why Should I plant Kohlrabi? When I mention kohlrabi so many people are like huh? What did you say? kohlrabi what? And this further solidified my excitement to write this post. Kohlrabi is actually very easy for us to grow in Coastal North Carolina we are in gardening zone 8b. I want to share about …

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