Wow! It has been a year since our last MDP update. I guess it becomes pretty difficult to keep this site updated when you remove Internet from your world. We decided to challenge ourselves and see if we could survive without Internet to our homestead. I am here to tell you that we all made … Continue reading Happy Spring!! Take Two
Happy Spring!! After a typically cold winter (Note: it is always too cold for me), we at the Modern Day Pioneer homestead have finally had a taste of spring. The high has been over 40 degrees for five days! Here is what’s been going on in the homestead over the long winter: MICE!!! Icky little … Continue reading Happy Spring!!
I quite like candles. Something about the small flame makes me feel warm and calm. I used to buy 4 per month from a store in town. Any scent that wasn’t food was fair game. However, during my research into environmental allergens, I discovered that paraffin wax is actually hard on the immune system when … Continue reading Beeswax, Tallow and Candles
I have been conscious of “healthy” food my whole life. My mother made from scratch and avidly consumed all the available research on food. So there has always been a voice in my life to tell me that soda is not good for your body and vegetables are. Therefore, when we discovered that Mr. MDP’s … Continue reading Breadless Bread
More Apple Experiments – January 15th, 2015 In our quest to learn new skills, one has been on my mind for a few months. It is not technically a necessary skill for the homestead (I guess that actually depends on who you ask), but it sounded like so much fun and such an odd thing … Continue reading More Apple Experiments
The Monday before Veteran’s Day, Mr. MDP was home. The Little Pioneers and I always have difficulty concentrating on school when he is here, so I decided that we all get a four day weekend. So, with the first sleet/snow of the season and the wood stove fired up, I thought it would be good to … Continue reading Applesauce and Water
As you have probably assumed, by reading our previous posts, sometimes we take on jobs that would seem out of the ordinary and sometimes overwhelming. The latest project, though not foreseen as being a concern, could be considered one of those that got out of hand. To give you a little back-story, or original water … Continue reading Water Heater Havoc