2018-04-26 07:57:35

Life continues. #chickhatching #babychick #blueeggs #chickenlife #matagalpa #nicaragua

2018-02-14 10:49:47

Happy Valentines Day from Nicaragua. Valentines is celebrated for friendship as well as love here. It’s such a big holiday, even the banks close. There will be festivities (like the dancing pictured here) at Parque Darรญo in Matagalpa today. Such a beautiful and loving culture! ๐Ÿ’•โฃ๏ธโค๏ธโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ’•
#happyvalentinesday #bemyvalentine #valentines #friendship #matagalpa #nicaragua *
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#healthyfood #smoothie #rainbowfood #glutenfree #dairyfree #getwildfit #livingwildfit #alkagizer #greensmoothielife #greensmoothie #plantbased #thehumandiet #evolutionarydiet #gersontherapy #vegan #plantbased #sugarfree #pegan #ahealthynut #heresmyfood #eattherainbow #eatclean #eatrealfood #plantpowered

2018-01-11 15:47:44

I made my own #diy #toothpaste after seeing it suggested by @daniellelaporte in her 17 things post. Super easy!
Recipe:
1/2 cup organic coconut oil
2.5 tbsp @armandhammer baking soda
8 drops #peppermintoil
Mix softened coconut oil with other ingredients with a fork. Store in a small glass container and dip toothbrush in to brush.
#coconutoilbenefits #coconutoilpulling #diytoothpaste #coconutoiltoothpaste #armandhammer #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2018-01-10 07:38:50

The perisoso (sloth) is back. There has been jungle floor vine clearing happening across the road, a maintenance of the jungle. So this little gal crossed over into our property. She is now deep into a tree above our garden, safe and sound.
This reassures me that we are doing good work to make safe spaces for the critters and pollinators here at the edge of the reserve, above the bustle of the city. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’•#perisoso #sloth #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #wildlifesanctuary #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-31 16:08:41

Oh! My #2017bestnine is lovely! 29,936 likes this year, thank you for ALL the loves. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #savethebees #greensmoothielife #eattherainbow #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-29 17:40:23

Coffee season here in Nicaragua is wonderful. These berries fell to the ground because we’ve had more rain than usual, whatever “usual” looks like in climate chaos. โ˜•๏ธ
The berries then go through the outer skin removal and drying. Outside of Matagalpa where it’s a bit drier climate there are fields of coffee drying happening now. The roads have trucks full of bags of coffee beans going to dry. ๐Ÿ
We were out at a coffee finca with a special rainforest certificate where the most incredible melipona apiary (native bees) is booming.
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After going over a washed out road, through several creeks, we bounced our way up a muddy, rocky road. Under a tall rainforest canopy with a sub canopy of banana, and coffee bushes as far as you could see in every direction, we came upon the meliponary with several roofs covering shelves of hives. ๐Ÿ
More photos and videos from the hive to come. Watch this space…
#savethebees #coffeelife #coffeebean #meliponicultura #mariola #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-23 08:25:02

Outside Matagalpa to the south, I came across an ecological wasteland on my way to the municipal plant nursery. Honestly, I’ve never seen such a horror in my life. I wasn’t sure I would put such awful, heartbreaking devastation on my feed. But I think people need to see this. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
This is the old dump, not in municipal use, but people are still dumping and collecting recyclables from the trash.
What I find most frustrating about Nicaragua is the pervasive ecological impact of waste on the environment here, and how it will impact everyone and everything. People dump trash as a matter of course in the campo (countryside) because there is no service outside of the cities. Or they make piles and occasionally burn them, plastic and all. And I don’t judge them for it. It’s the responsibility of the Nicaraguan government to manage this problem more effectively. ๐Ÿ”ฅ
The dumping impacts the watershed and groundwater quality. And the burning releases a whole host of chemicals like PCBs and dioxins that people will breathe. And those are just some of the human impacts. We haven’t even touched on the impacts to the natural systems and the creatures that live within. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฆ‰
What gets me upset is that with all the interest in renewable energy and saving the forests from cattle grazing here, why hasn’t plasma gasification (PG) been an international investment? ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿƒ
If municipal PG facilities were installed in each region, the people of the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere could be paid fir their trash. People would seek out old debris piles to sell to the Muni PG. the trash would be incinerated cleanly, turned into needed energy and carbon byproduct used for the roads (ironically, the roads here are better than in my home Sonoma County).
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When I served on our County Waste committee, tasked with visioning the best ecological future for our landfill, I pushed for PG as the future for Sonoma County’s waste stream. We could eventually mine and remove the old landfills for the PG unit. ๐ŸšฏโŒโš›๏ธ
I was told it was unrealistic and too expensive. This was 7 years ago. The push would be diversion, keep filling landfills, but divert as much as possible. (Cont)

2017-12-14 21:48:38

What did you do for YOU today to ensure your tomorrow?
When someone dies before their time this question comes up for me, like a mantra. I am grateful I chose wellness, wholeheartedly for me. It’s provided me with a new form of resilience, one that matches my urgency for the wellness of the planet.
I’m ensuring my tomorrow so I can be here for you. Because I need you. We need you. And our planet needs you. Now more than ever. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”ฅ
#evolutionarydiet #thehumandiet #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-13 06:12:10

Oh! My #2017bestnine is lovely! 27598 likes this year, thank you for ALL the loves. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Š #rainbowfood #plantbased #permaculture #nativebees #pinkflowers #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua

2017-12-11 08:30:17

One of the chickens laid her first egg. And they ARE blue! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿ”
#fresheggsdaily #freshegg #blueeggs #blueegglayer #chickenlife #chickenlove #permaculture #livingwildfit #getwildfit #beekeeping #pollinators #homesteading #growsomething #homegrown #greywater #rainwatercatchment #eatplants #buildsoil #greensmoothielife #mygarden #alkagizer #secretgarden #growyourown #greensmoothies #foodforest #gardening #gardengoddess #matagalpa #nicaragua