Whats for dinner is no longer an issue, whats for dinner is fun and fantastic when the whole family gets involved! The organic locally grown foods we eat have not had pesticides used on them, as well they are not GMO frankenfood. So a cool recipe for you if you are wondering what to have for dinner is below.
Find your local organic food at LocalHarvest.org here.
You will need some olive oil, various vegetables that are organic, some sort of meat (if you like meat) and a skillet or wok.
First heat up the wok – then add 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil (put it in the wok not on the stove top). Dur dur dur. Once the oil looks hot (we are smiling hard right now) add in chopped garlic, chopped onion, and grated ginger. After a few minutes add the meat and bay leaves, simmer and toss as it browns. After a singing the song of your choice while still tossing the delicious concoction add the rest of your vegetables. Toss is a sprinkle of curry or soy sauce and voila!
3 Tablespoons of Virgin Olive oil
1/2 kabocha pumpkin cut into chunks (minus the peel)
3 cloves of garlic sliced
1 whole onion chopped
1 pound shrimp
1 zucchini sliced
3 bay leaves
4 small red, yellow, green, peppers shopped
1 tablespoon curry powder
1/2 cup soy sauce
a sprinkle (dash) or two of coconut or brown sugar
Do not cook all the nutrients out of the vegetables! Remember raw vegetables and fruit are always better! Adding pineapple to this is fantastic and if you love curry add a can of coconut milk and add additional curry powder to taste.
This is what ours looks like we used shrimp in our recipe.
Cant believe how far we have come in such a short time!! All of the rocks we are finding on the property and moving them into place.. Amazing tranformation, I can imagine in a couple of years what it will look like when mature!
Backs are hurting tonight! Digging plumbing trenches, painting the endless work shed irons (Word Shed will be 45×70 so big) and digging holes for trees as well as moving rocks! Today was fun we started progress with the solar power system and decided to put the system on cement instead of the roof for easier access. We also started the foundation for pouring the cement for TechiGrams room so she is excited! The decision to have a gamer room built for the child went smoothly and we will start on the fort soon! We had so much lumber delivered today it felt great, also had fun ordering other goodies for various projects including more aloe vera plants! Some photos from todays activities!
Planting Ice Cream banana tree in the walkling permaculture trail was fun! 4 new papaya trees accompanied the new ice cream banana keiki (Child). We have a huge banana field (pic below) but we would like to have spot banana trees throughout the walking trail. There are over 55 varieties of banana trees here so will be fun to have a sampling of some of the better ones! Imagine when you come over walking through the permaculture (trail of food) and picking your breakfast. Banana, papaya, blue berries, blackberries, eggs, potatoes, a little spinach from the salad table voila!
Our Larger Banana Field
1. When planting the roots need to be spread out away from the plant so they do not grow back inwards.
2. We are using Fox farms bat guano soil mixed with a few special ingredients (chicken poo)
3. We set rocks on the top so the chickens do not scratch out the roots.
The Strawberries are coming up nicely! We learned that if you pick the first batch of strawberries off before they are ripe the plant puts forth its efforts into growing larger and so we have even more strawberries. We have enough strawberries planted that we should have fresh organic strawberries now daily!
The cucumbers are not as large as I was hoping, the bat guano mix is awesome and we will try a heavier amount of guano in the cucumber plantings to see if that increases their size. Today we all stood around with a slice of our first cucumber toasted and ate the beautiful bounty! We will have larger cucumbers soon after trying the new soil mix. I am sure the cucumbers will grow larger as most of the seeds we plant in the bat guano worm meal mix come up faster then average and so far the kabocha pumpkins are going berserk in the mix! I will take another pictures to show you how fast the kobocha pumpkins are coming in!
The watermelons and the potatoes we planted (2 weeks ago) are really growing and the organic potatoes have already turned into bushes about 6 inches high! Today I planted organic broccoli, walla wall sweet onions, carrots, and spread wild seed flower mix at the base of all the freshly planted trees.
TechieManFarmer just made us all omelets from our fresh eggs we have almost two dozen from the last two days! The omelets are fantastic and super yellow! We gave some eggs away today to a friend who will also get to enjoy them!
I love so many things, but most of all I love my family! I love watching everyone be involved with the process of the farm, all the skills coming out with masterful participation (Ok that’s a stretch!).
I Love The Sunsets!
I Love You TechieManFarmer!
I Love My Family!
I Love Da Garden!
I Love Da Beach – Makes it all Mo Betta!
I Love Da Puna Wieners!
I Love planting trees with family!
I Love chanting and learning about Buddism
I Love Our Farm Truck!
We are surrounded by an ocean, an ocean that is bountiful in its harvest and ever plentiful. You can drive along the roads here and people are selling their ocean catches with a simple sign (OH MY GOD NO PERMITS). You can have a lemonade or coconut stand here and not come under the attack of the Govt. Many people sell wild pig, fish, fruits, vegetables on the side of the road or at the farmers market with no problems and no permits. Out here you can buy land without a bank or credit and a have only a simple handshake and an escrow company facilitate the deal. Out here you can ride in the back of a pickup truck without being pulled over. Out here you can sail, with little to no interference from big brother. Bartering and trade are huge, and very few people understand the workings of anything else off this insula. Out here they have their own biodiesel plants and geothermal plants, we dont need oil. Solar power has become so pervasive and water catchment so routine that the local communities welcome it without to much interference from the mega corps trying to strangle every last dime out of the sheeple they supply resources for.
Out here it is smooth sailing – where you can walk with your backpack and pick up fruit for lunch along the journey. You will commonly see people camping with out permits (OH MY GOD) on the beach, drinking coconuts instead of pepsi. Out here you will see livestock being driven around without the states federally mandated properly appointed livestock carriers. Out here surrounded by the ocean we are for a while free of the chatter.
Out here lying on the beach you will see a local jump in with a spear gun and come back with a weeks worth of food for his family without the Govt appointed fishing certificate. Sailing along down the road you will see someone hitchhiking and yes someone will stop to pick them up and land them safely to their destination. Out here the locals take care of the crime normally before the police, out here they call their uncle not the police. Out here things are naturally taken care of by the community. Sailing along – out here.
Out here the police still respect warrants or dare not enter a private property because out here, the locals will enforce their private property rights. There are some places law enforcement will absolutely not enter.
Sailing along out here is natural and easy… we hope to keep it this way so when you come to join us, it will be smooth sailing for you to live a natural life as well.
We think the sheep that came with our new farm are hair sheep, heck what do we know we are techies! One looks like a goat hybrid so much debate from all sides concerning what in fact they are. They eat the grass (Great lawnmowers) they love fruit and they make a great consumable if there is a need for such things. Cute frolicking and my god they propagate themselves (like chickens, cows and other creatures) a resource that has no ending!
So far we have ensured they are de wormed, have vitamins, and are getting clean water and of course lots of healthy yummy grass! The brave female as I call her comes up and smells your hands, her babies are shy but starting to warm up to us. So cute!
Nothing is funnier then watching a computer geek run in flip flops as the sheep approach.. AHH the horor! We dont have a TV and surely dont need one with these humorous occurrences happening.
Growing your medicine, a concept and a good one! Our first medicinal plant will be the all fantastic Aloe Vera! Aloe vera can be used on burns, sunburns, scrapes, scratches. Aloe Vera is also a fantastic addition to a banana smoothie and has so many positive health properties I thought I would list some for you!
(SOURCE: Natural News) “Aloe vera is the most impressive herb of them all. (Garlic would be a close second.) There is nothing on this planet that offers the amazing variety of healing benefits granted by aloe vera. In a single plant, aloe vera offers potent, natural medicine that:”
• Halts the growth of cancer tumors.
• Lowers high cholesterol.
• Repairs “sludge blood” and reverses “sticky blood”.
• Boosts the oxygenation of your blood.
• Eases inflammation and soothes arthritis pain.
• Protects the body from oxidative stress.
• Prevents kidney stones and protects the body from oxalates in coffee and tea.
• Alkalizes the body, helping to balance overly acidic dietary habits.
• Cures ulcers, IBS, Crohn’s disease and other digestive disorders.
• Reduces high blood pressure natural, by treating the cause, not just the symptoms.
• Nourishes the body with minerals, vitamins, enzymes and glyconutrients.
• Accelerates healing from physical burns and radiation burns.
• Replaces dozens of first aid products, makes bandages and antibacterial sprays obsolete.
• Halts colon cancer, heals the intestines and lubricates the digestive tract.
• Ends constipation.
• Stabilizes blood sugar and reduces triglycerides in diabetics.
• Prevents and treats candida infections.
• Protects the kidneys from disease.
• Functions as nature’s own “sports drink” for electrolyte balance, making common sports drinks obsolete.
• Boosts cardiovascular performance and physical endurance.
• Speeds recovery from injury or physical exertion.
• Hydrates the skin, accelerates skin repair.
I remember sitting in my big house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms exhausted from driving 2 hours to and from work with a small child to feed. Most of my time was spent working, cooking, and wondering why life had to be this way. I worked to pay taxes and had nothing left over for life choices. It hit me then, I work to exist and nothing more. There had to be something better and with my skills I set off to change the clock, change time, and in affect change my life. I quit my job and started my own company, one that allowed me to work from home. My list of needs was small, one plate for myself one for my child, two forks, a roof, food, a working car and gas. I started selling everything and if it could not be sold, I gave it away or walked away from it. With no money down to start the business I had built the website myself and had my first client in 5 days. I was making more money working from home, saving on gas, and had moved to smaller easier to manage dwelling which gave me time with my child and myself. The progress of change continued as I learned about the “system” and how it was developed to control the public, I started researching and found many things about our society that were neglected to a point that made me decide to walk away from it.
Finding someone with a like mind we set off on an adventure. Non GMO foods, sodium fluoride free water, a place where solar power and water catchments take away bills to resources that should be free to all. We are all natural citizens of this planet and we should not have to pay to be born into a system so corrupt, so controlled, and so Orwellian that the basics of life needs become a burden to obtain.
What do you need? What do you really need to live and to thrive? Really think about that, really think about how important all the “things” and “stuff” that surrounds you is to your daily existence.. Watch Thrive movie to see where my research took myself and others. www.ThriveMovement.com