Waste Not, Want Not


This weekend the hubby and I started cutting down a few dead trees in the yard. On top of them being a huge eye sore, and a pain to clean up after every time the wind blew, we were in need of wood for the new fire pit Nick put in last summer.


We are very fortunate that when Nick’s boss is running short on work, he owns rental properties and he puts Nick to work remodeling (sometimes completely demolishing and rebuilding) and maintaining them. The add bonus would be that every once and awhile Nick brings home a few treasures that were about to be tossed. Like the beautiful slate use in the fire pit, which would typically cost $5 a stone!

Solo dinner garden pizza!


Last night I was on my own for dinner, with hubby working extra hard at a side job. Thank God for him! I was extremely frustrated with my garden. It’s doing beautifully, but I am impatient by nature! I wanted a garden pizza so this is what I came up with!

We are huge fans of using Naán! I added some white pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, baby zucchini, red onions left over in the root cellar from last fall, a delicious egg from one of my ladies, and oregano from the herb garden! I am soooo glad that I decided to throw this together!

Is anyone else in the impatient stage of their garden right now???

Right now I am at the point where just about everything in the garden is bearing some fruit. But NOTHING is ready to be harvested! I have ideas running through my head every time I walk back to look around, for different recipes. But the tiny fruit is just taunting me! I have a list a mile long of how to make it tasty when it does finally get here!!!!

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!