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 […]

How To Build A Brooder House, And Why You Need One

How To Build A Brooder House And Why You Need One We love broodies around here!  I know, there are tons of posts out there on how to stop broodiness, but if you raise dual purpose chickens those broody hens are something that you rely on! Bringing in a new batch (or 2, or 4, or…) […]

Individual No-Bake Cheesecake Cups

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe I have a habit of randomly picking up pretty or unique serving dishes!  A few years ago I  grabbed a set of mini trifle bowls, but I bet I’ve only used them two or three times. So this Easter, when I was charged with dessert for my parents house, I thought it […]

But, Can You Dye Brown Eggs?

Can You Dye Brown Eggs?? This is a question I get every Easter! “Can you dye brown eggs?” I’m very adamant that I DO NOT buy eggs from the store!  I also do not have any chickens that lay white eggs. So, should we give up the tradition of coloring Easter eggs?