mossbetweentoes – adventures in homesteading, with brief forays into politics, geekery, parenting, crafting, and design
22Dec/123

Difficult Questions, with No Answers

As I write this entry, I realize I am but one small voice in a sea of bloggers who have felt compelled to author a post about the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting over the past week. Like parents everywhere, I have been brought to tears many times, especially when dropping my four-year old off at Read the full article…

6Sep/120

Thoughts on Hunting

This morning I woke up and looked out the window into our front lawn. We recently planted a Gala apple tree, still only 4 or 5 feet tall. I’ve been keeping an eye on it for the last few days, making sure it still appears healthy and is transitioning to our soil well. Well, this Read the full article…

5Aug/121

A Little Preoccupied

We’re still here, I promise, even though it’s been a couple of weeks since I posted last. You see, I’ve been a little preoccupied with another task: chickens. More on that in a minute. For now, a few updates: My preserved lemons┬áhave finished fermenting. I tasted one straight-up, and it was…. ummm… pretty damn salty. Read the full article…

22Jul/122

Comfort Food & Uncomfortable Thoughts

Last night Chris went out to the movies with a friend, and I stayed home (the movie did not interest me) and cooked one of my favorite comfort foods: Chard and White Bean Stew courtesy of Smitten Kitchen. I urge you, even if the thought of beans or leafy greens disgusts you, plan to make Read the full article…