2017-07-17 11:34:12

By | 2017-07-17T14:08:09+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Instagram|

Enter to Win the $350 Permaculture Beginners Bundle! To Enter: Follow @zumbidovida on Instagram. Take an original photo of your garden and post on Instagram with the hashtag #tierrachicas. * See Rules in our profile link. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 14+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become 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

2017-07-17 10:25:15

By | 2017-07-17T14:08:37+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Instagram|

Today the rains have returned and the temperature has dipped. This fire in the cocina mejoradas I recently visited would be nice today. I'll be posting more photos from that tour in the coming days. #homehearth #slowmotion *** Enter to Win the $350 Permaculture Beginners Bundle! To Enter: Follow @zumbidovida on Instagram. Take an original photo of your garden and post on Instagram with the hashtag #tierrachicas. * See Rules in our profile link. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 14+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become 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

2017-07-14 12:13:24

By | 2017-07-14T14:09:17+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Instagram|

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2017-07-14 08:38:03

By | 2017-07-14T14:09:54+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Instagram|

Congrats to our June Winner of the Permaculture Beginners Bundle! πŸ“·: @dawn_behealthyhappyfit2 ***** Enter to Win the $350 Permaculture Beginners Bundle! To Enter: Follow @zumbidovida on Instagram. Take an original photo of your garden and post on Instagram with the hashtag #tierrachicas. * See Rules in our profile link. Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 14+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ Check out our profile for how to win the Permaculture Beginners Bundle and become 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

2017-06-27 16:21:34

By | 2017-06-28T02:11:10+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Instagram|

Chawanmushi - Japanese Egg custard Recipe I'm coming out of a four day green smoothie and water fast to this lovely soup. I needed to give my system a reset. It was a great way to intensify my keto burn I sautΓ©d celery, onion, garlic and ginger with a little curry and cumin, two teaspoons of salt and pepper to taste in a couple tablespoons of coconut oil until soft. Set aside. Prepped a head of nappa (Chinese) cabbage, a large handful of rainbow collars green, several large leaves of Malabar spinach. Added 8 cups of water to sautΓ© in a soup pot. Added all the chopped greens and a couple tablespoons of Braggs Liquid Aminos. No seaweed or gluten free miso here in Nicaragua. Brought all that to a simmer and added 4 scrambled eggs. Once the eggs set turn off and remove from heat. Serves 6. #glutenfree #dairyfree #vegan #wildfit #getwildfit #braggs #gmofree #recipe * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ 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

2017-06-27 09:07:30

By | 2017-06-27T14:10:52+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Instagram|

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

2017-06-26 10:00:19

By | 2017-06-26T14:10:30+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Instagram|

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 * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ 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

2017-06-21 06:26:08

By | 2017-06-21T14:07:57+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Instagram|

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 * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ 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

2017-06-19 07:57:50

By | 2017-06-19T14:08:07+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Instagram|

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 β€œgreet” 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 * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ 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

2017-06-17 10:18:57

By | 2017-06-17T14:12:38+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Instagram|

Making vegetable stock from kitchen scraps today. Save and freeze your carrot, celery, beet and onion greens and scraps. SautΓ© 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 * * * πŸŽπŸ“πŸŒΆπŸ₯•πŸ…πŸ‘πŸŠπŸ‹πŸŒπŸˆπŸπŸπŸ₯’πŸ₯‘πŸ‡πŸ†πŸ 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