How to Get Farm Chores Done When You Have Small Children

Homesteading is hard work. You take on the responsibility of keeping a garden and raising animals in addition to your home and family. The most...

6 Easy Steps for Organic Pest Control

Pests are by far the most frustrating part of keeping an organic home garden. We do everything we can to produce healthy, happy plants. We build up...

7 Ways to Fight Rising Food Prices

Food spending is something that plagues nearly every family in America and beyond. It's a constant struggle to eat healthy, keep spending down, and...

6 Reasons to Become More Self Sufficient

Self sufficiency used to be a way of life for our society. It was how families provided food for the table and cash to cover expenses. To know a...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Raising Ducks

What images come to mind when someone mentions animals on the homestead? Chickens, right? Maybe goats? Not many people consider the benefit that...

5 Things You Can Do NOW To Plan Your Vegetable Garden

You've made the decision to grow your own food. You're excited at the prospect of fresh green beans and broccoli from your garden being served on your dinner table. Your budget shouts for joy as you replace expensive organic produce from the store with organic fruits...

Composting 101 – How to Start Composting

Composting allows gardeners to turn kitchen waste and lawn clippings into fertilizer for their gardens. It builds the soil in your garden by adding rich organic matter and encouraging earthworms who benefit your plants. Plus, it reduces your kitchen waste by reusing...

Ways to Use Raw Honey to Improve Your Health

Honey's use as a medical treatment dates back to ancient Egypt when it was commonly used as a topical treatment for minor wounds.   Today, honey is making a come-back as research shows its abilities as an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. It has even...

4 Ways to Produce Food for Your Family

Producing food for your family is a goal for most homesteading families on the path to self-sufficiency. Taking control of your food supply means more stability and less worry. You know what went into it and where it’s been. You can incorporate sustainable practices...

Low-Maintenance No-Till Lasagna Gardening

No-till gardening has grown in popularity in recent years as more gardeners look for ways to grow their own food without the need for expensive equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...

Beginner’s Guide to Growing Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a staple crop of many backyard gardens. Almost everyone who gardens has grown them, and probably knows their favorite varieties by name. Gardeners can also tell you stories of years when their tomatoes just didn’t produce as well as planned. Growing...

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt is a Swedish rice pudding or porridge often served around Christmas time.  My husband loved this porridge.  It's just a little sweet and tastes just like cinnamon raising oatmeal.  It can be served with or without the raisins, but I felt it...

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 personable and healthy they can be. Ducks can best be described as comical as they waddle around the yard, eating bugs out of...

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 load to make yourself, and it works great! Commercial laundry detergent is expensive, with dyes and fragrances that could...

About Bonnie - The Not So Modern Housewife

Hi, I’m Bonnie. I’m not-so-modern. I’m that strange girl who enjoys gardening, canning, and baking from scratch while being told people from my generation don’t do such things. I’m a do-er. I like working with my hands, making things, and staying busy. Learn More>>