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Poco a poco (or little by little)

There has been a lot going on in our lives since I last wrote a blog post. Buyers put a contract on our house just a few weeks after it was put on the market.  That was great news!  But then the real work started.  We needed to figure out what to keep and what to sell, and all without a plan for where we were going to live.  That’s hard! Ultimately we decided to move over to our other...

Our New Look

Hi Everyone! I decided that summer was the perfect time for a blog refresh – you all don’t even want to know how messy it was behind the scene of my old look, but it’s getting much tidier back there now! You will notice a few changes besides the color and graphics.  At the top of the page the links are different – now Resources has most of the pages you have been used to seeing in the menu bar… I...

Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Moringa

I love to eat healthy and I love growing healthy food so our small backyard has one side just for my little garden. In the picture above under the angled blue sheet is my worm bin. It’s a challenge to keep it in the shade in the summertime but this little nook under the water heater only gets a small amount of morning sun. Next is my super happy fig tree. I had a fresh fig every other day for...

Grow your own Turmeric

I tried various times – unsuccessfully- to grow turmeric that I bought at the grocery store, and have finally figured out the secret. You should give it a try, you could even grow it in a pot if you want to – I have grown ginger that way as they are pretty shallow rooted. At the top is a picture of my turmeric bed. I buy fresh turmeric at Mega, the mercado, and Ley. For some reason they call it...

Worm Composting in the Tropics

I love composting. I don’t have a compost bin here in Mazatlán since our yard is small. But even in a small yard I am hoping it will be possible to compost with worms and keep them alive over the summer. I’ve had worm bins for many years, and love having that compost bucket on the counter and having a weekly visit with my little wriggly friends. This year I got some worms from farmer Sacramento at the Organic Market...