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...

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...

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 size, and same shape. So farm fresh can come as a bit of a surprise to someone who has only had eggs from the grocery...

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 when you'll need to find a source of outside compost. You can purchase compost at your local garden supply center, but...

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 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...

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>>