Create a Giftable Indoor Herb Garden Kit

Have you ever seen an herb garden kit at the store and thought it would be easy to make yourself? The truth is that you can make a DIY garden kit...

How to Can Homemade Salsa

If there is one snack my family cannot get enough of, it is chips and salsa. It was game over the minute I taught my kids how to melt shredded...

Apple Pecan Coffee Cake

This cake is autumn on a plate. I actually pieced the recipe together from a couple of different recipes based upon an idea I had. The cake I liked...

Top 4 Automatic Watering Systems for Potted Plants

Container gardening allows everyone to grow their own food, regardless of their space and resources. It’s convenient because containers are...

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

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, so often the whole family would get involved in the cooking process. I've had store bought tamales, but I didn't like...

How to Install a Clothesline with Pulleys

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 vitamin D. It can also dry and sanitize your laundry. A clothesline is a very simple way to reduce energy usage and...

6 Easy Steps for Organic Pest Control

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 our soil so it's rich in nutrients. We feed our soil and our plants so they have everything they need. We...

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...

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>>