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,...
Wooden rustic box of fruits and vegetables

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...

Multi-Purpose Homemade Bathroom Cleaner & Soap Scum Remover

Keeping the bathroom clean can be a daunting task. We want to make sure the germs are wiped away as well the grime. The bathroom is the most...

Low-Maintenance No-Till 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...
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...

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 urban garden. 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...

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...

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>>