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Welcome To Our Lil’ Suburban Homestead!

The Viking my husband the love of my life and I are a team and have been pursuing a sustainable lifestyle for years!  So glad you are stopping in for a visit!

I had several blogs on several topics and then I realized….why???  This is my life and I want to share my passion for gardening, growing our own food, canning and preserving our own food, sustainable agriculture, raising chickens, and our love for family and our dog.


I want to bring back the art of canning to families and the joy of sitting around the dinner table eating a wonderful dinner that everyone in one way or another got involved in.  Lets face it in this day and age its not easy to accomplish these goals but I will share some ways in which I get our kids involved!  My husband and I are often involved in new projects of our own making!  Come join us on our  journey!

The reason we have a tag line that states where “Innovation & Homesteading Meet” is because we strive to be more efficient and work smarter each year.  I hope you can learn from our ideas and share with us so we can learn from you as well.

Please also join me each week my on “The Survival Mom Radio” Network….my premiere show is coming soon!  This will for sure to be a show you don’t want to miss!

You can always join me every week at #gardenchat on Twitter on Monday nights at 9pm eastern time..just look for me @lilsubhomestead..I hope to see you over there!  For now…relax, grab a cup of java and put your feet up for a while….I for one am so glad you stopped in!




Karen Lynn


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  1. Tami Lewis

    i’m replying here so i don’t promote myself on your posts. if you want to delete it you can :)
    i blogged about mt grain mill here-
    i love talking homesteading!! i have my hens and am looking forward to goats next. :)

    1. Tami Lewis

      i forgot to say- if you have read this post already- i have added more useful info to it now :)

    2. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks for sharing your post about your grain mill I am hoping tonight after I am done canning I will have time to read and research this!

  2. michael

    One of the nicest looking homesteading blogs I have reviewed thus far. We have five acres in the country where we will be homesteading but currently live in town. My daughter keeps a pair of rabbits in town and would like to have some chickens, I will have to let her look at your blog because I love the chicken coop!

    My wife is also wanting to learn to can so ill send her by for a look to.

    Good job. Watch for a review on my blog.


    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Michael thanks so much for the compliment! I really try to keep it real and relevant! I will be doing more canning posts. I actually have not been able to put everything up yet we did this summer to much ground to cover not enough time ;) I will definitely keep a look out for your review plus I am heading on over to your blog to see what you are up to! Thanks again!

  3. steve

    nice blog! doing what you can with what you have and sharing is good Karma!

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks Steve! Glad you stopped in here!

  4. brandemae

    Thanks for following my blog. I have enjoyed looking around your blog.

    1. Lil' Suburban Homestead

      Thanks so much Brandemae! I love learning from other people and following their journeys! I appreciate you stopping in!

  5. Julia

    Good to see there are other people who like fixing things and saving things from the dumpster! If you know any like-minded people in Wisconsin or moving to Madison, WI, we are selling our “almost an acre farm” in Waunakee. Well, we’re trying to sell it! The people who have toured it thus far have not connected, because over the years we’ve emphasized function over fashion and edible landscaping over lawn.

    My link is to a little blog I put together to showcase the property. I think it’s beautiful, I’d love to know what you think. . .

    1. KarenLynn

      Good luck with selling your acre in Waunakee! Someone out there I am sure will treasure it :) Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Connie

    Nice blog! We are still in the process of setting up categories, galleries, and additional pages. So nice to find folks with similar interests!

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks so much! I am always in the process of rearranging my blog but have tried to keep it as simple as possible thanks for stopping in and the wonderful comment! I love connecting with others that enjoy leading a more sustainable life style only wish the net would have exploded years earlier but the process and the steps and the friends I have made have so been worth it!

  7. Rhonda

    I am a novice chicken raiser and I am in a quandary! My chicken (one or two at a time) are loosing their feathers starting just before their tail feathers, underneath their tail and down their back legs. They look pantless! Would you know what might be causing such a thing? Their rears also look very fluffy right before they go nude. Any help you can provide would be very appreciated!!!

    1. KarenLynn

      Rhonda they could be molting, they could have mites or they could be pickers and if you are not sure you might want to to start with just reviewing a good guide line on chicken diseases. Here is one I saw the other day…….thanks so much for stopping in and asking your question…. or try this one….

  8. lettersfromsunnybrook

    Love your site!! Glad to meet you on the Farmgirl Chit-Chat :)
    I’m at

    1. KarenLynn

      Thanks so much Rebecca! I so appreciate! I am very excited about connecting and meeting others at Farmgirl Chit Chat :)

  9. Jessica

    Because I think you are a rock star blogger, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blogging Award. You can see all the details here:


    1. KarenLynn

      Thank you so much Jessica I so appreciate and wow that means a lot to me to be thought so highly of! :)

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