Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Wine Making 101

winemaking101October 2, 2014:  Join Karen Lynn this week as she shares her and her husband’s journey into making their homemade wine and she starts the show off with some great wine blog posts and some links to some other homesteading bloggers wine posts as well!

The second half of the show her husband The Viking in her life joins her and shares his Peach Mead Recipe and his Jerusalem Artichoke Recipe (This discussion is Premiering on this podcast first they have not been posted on her blog  Lil’ Suburban Homestead yet!)

Recipes to come soon!

Karen Lynn also shares some of her upcoming guests in this show!  It’s a fun lively show that will be sure to engage you wherever you are on your homemade wine journey!



Show Resources:

Wine Making Basics & Wonderful Wine Blog Posts 

Homemade Wine & Why You Should Make Your Own! 

Golden Orbs of Goodness

Canning Granny – Homemade Muscadine Juice (a non alcoholic alternative)

Jack Keller’s Wine Making

Shop at your Local Homebrew store for wine making supplies but if you don’t have one….

Another resource to purchase items is  Northern Brewer

Have an idea or a question for Karen Lynn?  Email her at [email protected]


Know Your Food: More Urban Farming with Greg Peterson (plus free webinar)

Greg Peterson SquareOctober 1, 2014 – One of our most popular guests, Greg Peterson is back for the third time. He’s been inspiring others and practicing urban farming on his 1/3 acre city lot for 25 years. We’re talking more about The Urban Farm (his home), the concepts of “food miles” and seasonal eating, plus he is inviting you to a free webinar on urban farming.

Visit the show notes for links and more: Plus, the tip of the week!

Cooke’s Frontier Radio Show: 4 Ways to Preserve Pumpkin & 3 Recipes to Use It In

Preserve PumpkinSeptember 29, 2014: It’s Fall and pumpkin everything is taking over! In this show, Charley shares with you 4 ways to preserve pumpkin and gives you 3 recipes to use your homemade pumpkin puree in.

Know Your Food: Homespun Seasonal Living with Kathie Lapcevic

Know Your Food: Homespun Seasonal Living GNOWFGLINSSeptember 24, 2014:  Lover of glass jars and honey bees, Kathie (along with her husband and soul-mate Jeff), embraces seasonal living in the Flathead Valley of Montana. She’s a writer and teacher and shares her love of simple living and creativity both locally and online at her blog, Homespun Seasonal Living.

Get to know Kathie through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!

Show notes and more at:

The Canning Diva: Easy Tomatoes and Spaghetti Sauce

Easy Tomatoes & Spaghetti SauceSeptember 19, 2014 – The Canning Diva® embodies all things food preservation and is happy to share with you two recipes using a fall favorite, the tomato!  The many health benefits, liquidity and meals you may create using these two recipes are definitely a staple to have on hand in times of disaster…or when you simply need to stretch your food budget.  Learn how to create these delicious tomato-based combos in this fun segment with The Canning Diva®!

Pioneering Today: Fall Garden Prep

Lots of maple leafs a rake and wheelbarrow are ready vertical formatSeptember 19, 2014 – Melissa shares 10 tips to implement this fall to improve your soil over winter for a healthier garden come spring.

The Trailer Park Homesteader: An Interview with the Most Dangerous Woman in America – Marjory Wildcraft

Sept18_Sharon Pannell_Ep19_Marjory Wildcraft_Show ImageSeptember 18, 2014 – What would it be like to be completely free of supermarkets and drugstores?  What would it be like if you didn’t have to worry about the ever-increasing price of food?  And wouldn’t it be great if you had access to food that is way more tasty and nutritious than anything you can buy?

Not only is this possible, there are people who are already doing it.

In this interview with Marjory Wildcraft you will learn:
– the secret to a green thumb
– why growing your own food is like printing your own money
– the biggest mistake most beginners make, and how to avoid it
– the single best indicator to predict when dramatic changes will occur in your neighborhood.
– 3 steps for getting started today


Visit Marjory at: Grow Your Own Groceries

Grab Your Grow Your Own Groceries DVD Set


Visit Sharon at: The Trailer Park Homesteader 

Food Storage and Survival: “I Grew Thanksgiving” Challenge Update

FSS episode 69 imageSeptember 17, 2014 – Thanksgiving is coming and our family decided we were going to grow or hunt everything for our big dinner this year. In this episode, I have an update on the progress of the meal. I share my experience making my own pectin and making jam with that pectin, peaches, and honey, as well as how to make peach pit and peel jelly. Plus, it’s Constitution Day, upcoming preparedness fairs, and some new products I love!

Mentioned in the show:

I Grew Thanksgiving Challenge

Damsel in Defense

Upcoming Preparedness Fairs

Mountain Woman Journals: Canning Food when Time is Limited

Canning When Your Time Is LimitedSeptember 17, 2014: In today’s show I have continued the Q & A from last week based on some questions I had asked on our Facebook page and I wanted to cover canning or preserving your food when time is of the essence and you are extremely limited.  Feel free to participate in our Preparedness Month Giveaway at  – Become Self Reliant and Debt Free.

What is your favorite thing to can?  

Do you have any tricks to making canning simpler when your time is limited?

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