Grow food. Build Soil. Start Here. 2017-04-24T16:01:53+00:00

 

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Time's running out to enter and win these books and our course! Enter to Win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle! To Enter: Like and comment on our Instagram Photo Contest Post. Take an original photo of your garden and post on Instagram with the hashtag #tierrachicas. Sign up for our Newsletter in link profile. * See Rules. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. * * * 🌿Check out our profile for how to become a garden goddess!🌻 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #paywhatyouwish #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman #photocontest

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Road to Piedra de Agua where we visited several cocina mejoradas (kitchens improved with con stoves), a successful project of ADDC. So many bean crops growing. And we saw a new well being dug. The large rock (Piedra de Agua) has waterfalls during rains. I fell in love with the countryside. More photos of kitchens to come. #cocinasmejoradas * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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Wait for it... This gal took 4 tries over an hour to get on camera. Super fast, 3 inch bumble bee loving the Passion flower vine. Everyone on the tour commented to the owners how large their fruit were. #junglesize #bumblebee * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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Yay! I experienced commercial Africanized beekeeping. We headed out Sunday morning at 6am, going deeper into Apante Reserve, where I live. Two weeks ago Benjamin, a missionary, had to move his 30 hives off the property he was using as it sold. These hives were carried up hill from the road about a 1/4 mile on men’s backs. To make the trek easier they pulled a lot of honey frames out of the hives. And since it’s a dearth time, they were concerned how many bees would be left as we entered the wet season. It took us about 2 and half hours to hike up hill with 100lbs of sugar, all the equipment and create 30 bags of sugar water. But by 8:30am we were at the bee yard, cracking open boxes. To their delight, every box opened had good results. Only one hive appeared queenless. We added a frame of eggs to give it a chance. The bees seemed normal at first. But after about 6-8 hives and the rain starting to come down, all the bees were home to “greet” us. They even made me a hat (will post my bee hat next). This week there was a bee attack on people, children and cattle that sounds very bad. And the average stings are 20-30 per work day. So Im lucky I didn’t get stung. But Benjamin and Wilfredo, a beekeeper since before Africanized bees came to Nicaragua in the early 80s, were not so lucky. The bees were bringing in honey and pollen. We even caught some video of a camera shy queen. Wilfredo says she's on the small side. Wilfredo like his bees aggressive. He says they groom better and are fierce against varroa. He doesn’t treat the bees either. It was exhilarating to be back working with the bees. #africanizedbees #savethebees * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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Making vegetable stock from kitchen scraps today. Save and freeze your carrot, celery, beet and onion greens and scraps. Sauté a couple of chopped onions, celery and carrots, with a few cloves of crushed garlic, bay leaves, fresh sage leaves, thyme and parsley. Add 8 cups of water, your green tops and stems and simmer 45 minutes. Strain out the scraps and cool. Send the cooked scraps to your worm bin or compost. Freeze extra stock in 2 cup quantities for future soups. Click our profile link to get our free worm bin guide. #kitchenscraps #veggies #drinkyourveggies #soupstock #recipes * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #seedsaving #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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So grateful for our first CSA order from @hotel_selvanegra! Two pounds of their incredible coffee, coffee blossom honey, oyster mushrooms, and an abundance of vegetables and herbs for $30US. Contact Vickie to sign up for pick up in Matagalpa. #csa #organic #knowyourfarmer * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🍏🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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Sunrise walk in Apante. We came across some bulls grazing under the mangoes this morning. Heavy rains last night. The road becomes a continuation of the waterfall. Next time we will wear our Wellies. I love the mists after the rain. The water cycle in full flow. #paradise #grazing #cattle #bulls #waterfall #mists #aftertherain #herdingcattle #mango * * * 🍎🍓🌶🥕🍅🍑🍊🍋🍌🍈🍐🥒🥑🍇🍆🍠🌿Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become garden goddess!🍯 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman

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Enter to Win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle! To Enter: Like and comment on our Instagram Photo Contest Post. Take an original photo of your garden and post on Instagram with the hashtag #tierrachicas. Sign up for our Newsletter in link profile. * See Rules * * * 🌿Check out our profile for how to become a garden goddess!🌻 * #permaculture #homesteading #videoseries #paywhatyouwish #bethechange #smallchanges #greywater #watercatchment #rainwater #rainwatercatchment #wormbin #compost #buildsoil #beekeeping #reducerecyclereuse #foodforest #tierrachicas #matagalpa #nicaragua #slowlife #nicalife #expatwoman #photocontest

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