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...

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...

Florida Edibles to Plant in November

Lots of fun things can be planted in November. The cool temperatures means greens, broccoli, and peas do well. All of these vegetables grow quickly, so don't be discouraged if it's on the transplant list, but you haven't started seeds. You can also plant their seeds...

Florida Edibles to Plant in October

October doesn't look like it has much going on, but there are still a lot of seeds that you can plant this month. I've recently discovered Mary's Heirloom Seeds, and she provides some very good month-to-month planting guides specific to Florida. As you can see from...

Florida Edibles to Plant in September

September is the first month that we might see evening temperatures low enough to start herbs, greens, and lettuces. They are fast growing plants, so you could start them this month and transplant them a couple of weeks later. Strawberries may be available for...

Florida Edibles to Plant in August

Woohoo, Floridians can start gardening again! Welcome to August, the hottest month of the year, but we have gardening to keep us optimistic about fall. So, I think UF may have overlooked the fact that you can't transplant seedlings in August if you don't start the...

Florida Edibles to Plant in July

The planting recommendations from UF for July actually surprise me as I've been told to start tomato seeds on the 4th of July. Otherwise, you can see that there isn't much gardening happening in July. I'm not doing anything this month because of my schedule and the...

Discover Your “Naturehood”

We're lucky enough to live in the woods. It's a wonderful experience for both the adults and the kids. I find the atmosphere relaxing, plus the trees help keep our electric bill down. We can also forage a variety of wild edibles from our own backyard. For our kids,...

Florida Edibles to Plant in June

As you can see, there isn't much that can be planted in June. As a gardener originally from Ohio, this is the time of year that throws me off the most. While my friends up north are posting pictures of their newly started gardens, I'm harvesting what remains before...

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>>