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 […]

Harvest Orange Soap Recipe

This past week I realized we had already gone through a half a bag of oranges in about 3 days!  Don’t ask me why, but it got me thinking about making a new soap recipe.  A harvest orange soap recipe! Maybe it was the smell of orange peels constantly lingering on my hands after peeling […]

Infusing Your Own Oils for Soap Making

Soap making has become quite the new addiction for me, and one of the most fun aspects of it is finding natural ingredients to incorporate into my batches for their benefits!  There are a few ways to add them in and one of them is by infusing your own oils. ** This page contains affiliate […]

How To Treat Your Chicken Coop For Mites

If you haven’t had mites yet, be thankful… But know that they don’t discriminate!  We’ve had them here and I can promise you, they will leave you feeling like your skin is crawling!  Not only that, they are mini warriors and can be a beast to battle!  But the battle can be won.  With these […]

Save Your Own Marigold Seeds

Save Your Own Marigold Seeds Do you grow marigolds every year??  Do you also look for ways of cutting back your gardening costs?  Of course you do!  So why not save your own Marigold seeds? So, marigolds.  Yeah.  Honestly I’ve never been a huge fan.  They are not a flower that I get super excited […]

How To Keep Your Chickens Warm In The Winter

With winter fast approaching I’ve had a lot of people asking me how to keep your chickens warm in the winter.  Not only that, they’ve actually said they gave up raising chickens all together because they couldn’t keep them alive! I was absolutely shocked by this because I’ve had at least 3 people in the […]