Welcome to A Chick And Her Garden!

Welcome to my blog! I would like to use this platform to share with you my experiences on our little homestead! I am a preschool teacher by profession, but a homesteader at heart!

In July of 2013, my husband and I bought our little house with 3 acres of land knowing that, although it needed some love, this was going to be our forever home! Fortunately for this girl, I found myself a pretty handy guy. Nick is an electrician and I am lucky to find a guy that would prefer to DIY just like me!

A Simple Calendar For Your Garden Planning

Organizing The Garden Plans

I have been known to be a serious over thinker!  Planning the garden has not been an exception to that rule! What usually ends up happening when I over think is that I just say “Screw it!” and leave myself with a huge mess, stumbling around trying to remember what worked and what didn’t a year ago.

So with organizing being the theme of the new year, I took some time to really consider what is helpful and what isn’t!

Are Your Happy Hens Paying Their Rent?

Where Are My Eggs Going??

For the past few years, we have followed a pattern of haphazardly collecting eggs and selling them when we have “eggcess.”  (Sorry, I had to!)  The money earned went to feed and supplies, but I never really kept track.  This year I’m on a new mission!

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The Homesteader Hop

The Homesteader Hop #36


This is the Homesteader Blog Hop Y’all and there are plenty of posts to keep your attention every Wednesday at The Homesteader Hop!

Come on over to the Homestead, choose your rocking chair…a glass of tea and sit a spell! …we are here to entertain you, educate you or make you smile…all day long.

Stay as long as you like; and vote for your favorite!

If you are a blogger you can submit up to 3 articles, visit other blogs, leave comments and enjoy your stay here on the porch…

Put those old canning lids to work!

The Perfect Plant Markers From Re-Purposed Canning Lids

Create Something New

We’re full swing into winter now, with blizzards and low temps!  That also means that the canning cupboard is emptying pretty quickly.  The canning lids are piling up again, and are really getting on my nerves.

I keep a box of them in the pantry and they were spilling out over the top, screaming to be organized!  So, I humbly obeyed this week.  I went through and realized that quite a few of them were just not up to par to be used again next season.

But that frugal girl in me just couldn’t throw them out!

In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

In A Pinch Pizza Pockets

“Ms. Staci, what’s for lunch??”  Hmmmmm, that’s a great question!

So today I was a little unprepared.  (I know, shocking.)  It’s Friday, I need to go grocery shopping, and it got down to 3°F last night.  I wasn’t feeling it.

Grilled cheese! That’s perfect! Except I used up the cheese in hubby’s lunch.  Breakfast for lunch?  Did that already this week.

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