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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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From The Farm Blog Hop & Crab Apple and Plum Jam

It’s time for the from the farm blog hop and I can’t wait to see what you all link up to this week you always link up the most amazing and unique posts! This is the place for my one stop shopping on great homesteading posts and tutorials!  Loading InLinkz … My fave this week …

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15 Potato Growing Tips

Potatoes are a passion of mine so I thought I would share with all of you my top favorite 15 potato growing tips from my Hometalk board! Especially eating potatoes and the  best way to provide yourself and your family an abundance of delicious potatoes is to grown your own!   Surprisingly you can grown …

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Happy Holidays Coxs Honey Giveaway

Happy Holidays Coxs Honey Giveaway The holidays are right around the corner so what better way than to have Coxs Honey involved in a giveaway again! This giveaway is a little different. We will have one winner chosen through our Rafflecopter system. Then that winner will give the names and addresses to Cox’s Honey for …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #46

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient!   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 …

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Maxpedition Vulture II Backpack Givewaway

Maxpedition Vulture II Backpack Giveaway Maxpedition Vulture II Backpack Giveaway! Whether you use this backpack for camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, or as an emergency pack, you are sure to love it. On the off-chance that you already have too many quality backpacks, this would make a fabulous Christmas or Hanukkah present for someone special!

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From The Farm Blog Hop & What To Do With Chicken Feet

It’s time for the from the farm blog hop and I can’t wait to see what you all link up to this week and yes you read my fave right this week it’s all about Chicken Feet this week that’s right!  Loading InLinkz … My fave this week is a post titled “What To Do …

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All American Sun Oven Giveaway – The Ultimate Sustainable Oven!

Win An All American Sun Oven in this Giveaway!   The folks at the All American Sun Oven company have teamed up with a large group of bloggers and we are giving away a deluxe Sun Oven! The retail price of this set is $399! But that is only the start of the reasons why …

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All American Pressure Cooker Canner Giveaway

All American Pressure Cooker Canner Giveaway Hi ya’ll I am so excited to bring you this “All American Pressure Cooker Canner Giveaway!” I only have a few more left after this “Fall Giveaway Series” and whew it’s been exciting and a whirlwind! Next we are going to really start digging in more to our Suburban …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #45

Join us for ideas on living a Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient!   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 …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Fill Your Pantry with Home Canned Carrots

Welcome this week and I’m so glad you are here to link up to the from the farm blog hop! I need a weekend so bad and it’s here! Woohoo! I don’t know about you but I love looking at my pantry and admiring the fact that it’s loaded up with lots of delicious goodies! …

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HUGE!!! Excalibur 9-tray Dehydrator Giveaway

Excalibur 9-tray Dehydrator Giveaway “I am so excited everyone to be able to participate in this giveaway truthfully food dehydration is one of my favorite methods of food preservation it’s an ancient practice and amazingly we can preserve foods by just simply dehydrating them what a concept!“   An Excalibur dehydrator is on every homesteader, …

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The Suburban Off Grid Cooking Series No. 1 – Preparing Our All American Sun Oven For Cooking!

Welcome to our new series!  The Suburban Off Grid Cooking Series! As part of this series we will be reviewing the All American Sun Oven over the next couple of weeks but I didn’t want to deliver a review to you at the end and tell you all about it.  I want you guys to join …

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Thermal Cooker Giveaway

Thermal Cooker Giveaway We are really excited today about our thermal cooker giveaway! We are a group of bloggers who like to show our readers how to use different preparedness items. This Saratoga Jacks Thermal Cooker works very much like a slow cooker. It comes with two stainless steel pans with one lid that fits …

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Fall Happenings On Our Homestead

Fall is actually one of our favorite seasons on our Lil’ Suburban Homestead! We have had some really cool things going on and even some major changes with our chickens.   I put some of my favorite pictures up!  One is of my beautiful portulaca which is one of my favorite plants did you know …

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Coxs Honey Group Giveaway – YES! Another One Because It’s That Good!

Coxs Honey-Shelley Idaho Giveaway Are you a fan of using honey in your nightly tea, in baking or in cooking? I personally use honey every morning in my coffee, I use it in homemade remedies, and it is great to take a spoonful even to soothe a sore throat! We are beekeepers so we have …

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Simple Saturdays Blog Hop #44

Join us for ideas on Simple Lifestyle and being self sufficient!   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 …

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From The Farm Blog Hop & Roasted Corn and Sage Mashed Potatoes

It’s Friday and I’m so glad you are here to link up to the from the farm blog hop! Now it’s time to talk mashed potatoes for a minute I don’t know about you but it’s fall and nothing says comfort food like some delicious, wholesome, home-made mashed potatoes! It conjurs up memories for me …

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Applesauce Made with Cinnamon, Honey and Love

We love going to the mountains every fall to pick up our apples to make homemade applesauce around our Lil’ Suburban Homestead it’s so popular we even have applesauce wars between my husband and myself to see who can make the best tasting applesauce ever! I won’t tell you who usually wins here but it is …

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