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...
Risgrynsgröt Swedish rice pudding

Risgrynsgröt

Risgrynsgröt is a Swedish rice pudding or porridge often served around Christmas time.  My husband loved this porridge.  It's just a...
Raising ducks is a beneficial and rewarding experience. Not only are they healthier than chickens, but they tend to be better layers than many breeds. They may just be the ideal poultry for beginning homesteaders.

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...
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent - The Not So Modern Housewife

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...
Installing a Clothesline - The Not So Modern Housewife

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...

Our Day Out with Thomas Tradition

Thomas the Train is coming to town as part of his annual Day Out with Thomas tour. How do I know? The commercials have started airing on TV, and my kids ask to go every time they see one. They literally spend the entire year anticipating Thomas' visit, but it...

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 equipment. What many of them don’t realize is their desire for convenience is actually better for the soil and the ecosystem...

Day Out with Thomas: The Friendship Tour 2017

It's that time of year again; Thomas the Train will be pulling into The Florida Railroad Museum in Parrish, Florida. For two weekends, March 11-12 & 17-19, kids and their families can join Thomas and his friends for a full day of activities, games, stories, and...

Why We Homestead

We all have different reasons for why we homestead. They are what make our journeys unique. They are also what bring us together. It is those reasons that make homesteaders stand out, and what make homesteading such a rewarding experience. So, what is homesteading?...

Florida Edibles to Plant in February

February is a big month for planting in Florida. While there is still a slight chance for freezing temperatures, most vegetables need to be started this month if they are to produce before the summer heat and humidity kills them. I'm still starting lettuce seeds even...

Florida Edibles to Plant in January

January is the beginning of our warm planting season. Most of these plants will not survive Florida's summer temperatures, so they need to be started early if they are to have enough time to produce before they start to die back. In some cases, the plants will...

Florida Edibles to Plant in December

December is an exciting time to garden in Florida if you can find the time with all of the holiday hubbub happening. Don't let the graphic fool you, you can still start collards, kale, lettuce, broccoli, and cabbage from seed. You can start onion seeds, but I just buy...

Learning Through Conversation

When someone makes the decision to homeschool, you can pretty well assume they aren't striving for typical learning methods. For some reason, at some point in time, they've decided to go against the grain and take responsibility for their children's learning. The...

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>>