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 […]

27 Uses For Vinegar On the Homestead

I never realized how many uses for vinegar there were until I went through almost two gallons in a week!  (And it’s not even canning season yet!!) I guess I’m not really that surprised, I had just never really thought about it much.  Vinegar is not only a staple for cooking and canning, but seems […]

How To Build A Free Container Garden

This June has been nonstop rain and temps in the 60’s and 70’s!  It has been torture for my clay soil garden.  I’ve been watching all of my hard work either sit stunted or waste away from the soggy soil. Planting in clay is not impossible, but it takes a lot of work and a […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies Everyone needs a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, and these are the BEST EVER CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES! I have used these as a form of payment for years with my dad! (OK maybe more of a bribe, but they work!) Share the love! Pin me for others! His new response […]

How To Grow, Use, and Dry Oregano

Oregano has to be one of my favorite herbs to grow!  It’s so easy and we love Italian dishes here so we use it a lot! But aside from those two facts, there are a ton of other reasons for you to love and grow Oregano in your own garden. It makes for a great […]

How Do You Save Space Growing Potatoes

We love potatoes around here, so of course we want them to be one of our main crops!  But, they can take up a lot of space (and time) when they are planted directly into the garden. The very first summer we lived at our homestead, we tried growing them in the garden and it was […]