Get Sinus Relief with this DIY Sinus Rinse Recipe

Cold and flu season is in full effect, and everyone is experiencing the same symptoms: sore throat, sinus congestion, runny nose, headache,...

Pork Tamales

Tamales are a popular dish in many Hispanic households around Christmas time.  They can be a lot of work, especially if making a larger batch,...

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...

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....
7 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

7 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill

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 not feel like you're starving every waking hour of the day. But how do we do it when it seems like food prices just...

6 Reasons to Become More Self Sufficient

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 skill was to guarantee your future. What has happened in just two generations? Our society has changed. We are now taught...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Raising Ducks

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 ducks can provide. In fact, they can usually be an easier starter animal for beginners, and here's why: 1. Ducks are More...

5 Things You Can Do NOW To Plan Your Vegetable Garden

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 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

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

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

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

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...

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>>