Raising ducks is a beneficial and rewarding experience. Not only are they healthier than chickens, but they tend to be better layers than many breeds. They may just be the ideal poultry for beginning homesteaders.

Beginner’s Guide to Raising Ducks

Many people don’t consider ducks when they decide to raise backyard poultry. Their experience with them is limited, so they don’t realize how...
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent - The Not So Modern Housewife

Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent

Homemade laundry detergent is a cost effective way to save money on your laundry routine. This liquid laundry detergent recipe costs pennies per...
Installing a Clothesline - The Not So Modern Housewife

How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

Are you looking forward to the long, sunshine filled days of summer? That sunshine can do more than just warm your skin and give you a daily dose of...

Why Are Chicken Eggs Different Colors?

Eggs at the grocery store have a limited color selection. Your choices are white or brown. All of the eggs are completely uniform, same shade, same...
5 Little Known Ways to find Free & Cheap Compost

5 Little Known Ways to Find Cheap Compost

Perhaps you're new to creating compost, or you need to fill an area larger than your current compost production can support, but a time will come...

Early Registration Open for The Herbal Academy

The Herbal Academy was one of the very first online schools to offer robust, innovative herbalism programs to a global classroom. Their herbal online courses are curated by a staff of professional herbalists as well as medical professionals offering a well-rounded...

8 Ways to Become a Producer Instead of a Consumer

The overarching theme of the 21st century has become consumption. For every product we purchase, there is packaging to throw away. We use disposable plates, cups, cutlery, and straws because our hectic lives have deemed it too difficult to wash dishes. Even $1000...

Polish Borscht

Polish borscht is a popular winter soup when beets are in season, and hot soup can bring comfort and warmth. While the main ingredients are pork and beets, its flavor is very similar to chicken noodle soup.  The milk and sour cream in this recipe to make it a...

10 Best Planters for Your Container Garden

Selecting the best planters for your container garden is an essential part of successfully growing edible plants in a small space. You'll want enough root space to support growth, but you don't want a planter so deep that you're wasting soil. These containers will...

How to Care for a Sick Piglet

Pigs tend to be very hardy animals; however, they aren't completely immune to all ailments, especially as babies. Baby pigs, or piglets, are much more susceptible to disease and injury than mature pigs. So how do we prevent illness in piglets and how do we care for...

Raising Ducks for Eggs

Ducks are growing in popularity as the latest additions to backyard homesteads; however, there is still some apprehension when it comes to eating duck eggs. For those who have dared to venture outside of their comfort zones, many have found they prefer the rich flavor...

3 Strategies to Avoid Food Insecurity

We're approaching the anniversary of Hurricane Irma, which makes me think more about what I should be doing to be more prepared for a hurricane. August and September are the most volatile months of hurricane season. ​​This is typically when we see more hurricanes as...

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that gives you a taste of fall, with it's soft apple pieces and warm hint of cinnamon. The individual servings make it perfect for portion control, or just a convenient way to serve it to your family. It can also be...

Estrogen Dominance and Your Health

Do you feel sluggish? Anxious? Have trouble losing weight? Are your menstrual cycles unbearable? Then you could be suffering from estrogen dominance. Estrogen dominance is a condition that affects both men and women. Its effects can be seen as early as puberty and can...

Cast Iron Vegetable Frittata

Summer is a time of excess eggs and vegetables. With such an abundance of both, it's a great time to combine the two in a vegetable frittata. As a base, I like to use onions, peppers, and tomatoes. This recipe also calls for sliced mushrooms because they are a...

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits w/ Sweet Honey Butter

Good biscuits are an important part of any good, southern breakfast, but finding easy buttermilk biscuits that turn out light and fluffy can be a difficult task. When it comes down to it, it isn't necessarily the recipe that makes or breaks good biscuits. A couple of...

Heart-Shaped Bird Seed Ornaments

Attracting song birds to our yards can help control pests like mosquitoes, while also adding some enjoyable bird watching to our days. Bird seed ornaments make a lovely addition to bird feeding stations, and can be made into any shape we like. I've chosen hearts...

15 Inspirational Gardeners on Instagram

Instagram is a visual playground where we can witness everything from food to home decor to daily life, but nothing can provide more visual stimulation than the colorful hues of flowers and fauna from our fellow gardeners. Summer is an especially enjoyable time to...

Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings

There are few things I like more than good buffalo chicken wings.  I love to order wings when I eat out, but they have gotten very expensive. So I came up with a way to make wings that are just as good, if not better, than wings from a restaurant at a fraction of the...

How to Doctor a Boxed Cake Mix

First, let me say that I love cooking from scratch. I love to know what is going into my body. From-scratch food is generally better; however, I have found very few cake recipes that can stack up to a doctored boxed cake mix in flavor and moistness. Plus, it's easy...

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour

This year as we walked into the Florida Railroad Museum to ride on Thomas the Train, we attended for the first time as a family of 5. In fact, there were a lot of ways in which Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour was different for us. I guess you could say it was...

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