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 Can Tomatoes

Knowing how to can tomatoes is a must at this homestead!  You wouldn’t think that it was that high up on the importance list, but it really is!   Not only are they healthier for you, but they taste so much better than canned tomatoes from the grocery store.  If you sit down and really think about […]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers in the Smoker

  Every weekend since Christmas, I get the same question from Nick.  “Do we have anything I can put in the smoker??”   We got him this smoker as a gift and I may have created a monster!   Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the smoker.  So, I don’t get too excited when I […]

Spicy Dilly Beans

    Canned Spicy Dilly Beans   So, I may have gone a little overboard at the produce stand this weekend!  And unexpectedly ended up canning Spicy Dilly Beans!   I stopped in to check on my order for a bushel of tomatoes.  On top of buying those, I ended up buying peppers for my […]

Cucumber Mint Soap

  Every year for Christmas, my Mom and I make small gifts to hand out at our very large family Christmas party.  We wanted to make soap for everyone but we didn’t have the time to wait for cold process, and honestly I was a little bit scared!   I mean really, don’t you shudder a […]

What To Expect When You Keep A Rooster In Your Flock

  Deciding to keep a rooster in your flock can be a tough decision!  But if you’re planning on raising a dual purpose flock they are a must!  (Unfortunately there’s no immaculate conception with chickens!)   **Debating on a dual purpose flock?  You can learn more about how we raise them here.    But you […]