Self-Sustainability in Ecuador

Plant, Pray, Eat: The Three Sisters

Plant, Pray, Eat: The Three Sisters

The three sisters had been waiting patiently for the weather to warm up.  In Iroquois tradition, they are known as De-o-ha-ko, Our Sustainers.  Now that it’s May in California it’s time for these three green ladies–corn, beans and squash— to leave their little plastic pots and be rooted in our […]

by May 13, 2013 Comments are Disabled About Ecuador, Ecuador gardening, Ecuadorian food, Self-Sustainability in Ecuador
Adios Ecuador, Hola California

Adios Ecuador, Hola California

For me, living in Ecuador is great.  But anywhere the grandkids live is even better.  After 6 1/2 years in Cotacachi, setting down roots, opening a business and buying land, none of that won out in the competition for my heart. When the cute little rug rats, one step removed, […]

Waiting for Manana

Waiting for Manana

After slogging through 2 1/2 years of broken promises, confusing explanations, delays and more delays, excuses, denials and the occasional blank stare, Gary and I are once again very close to final approval on our land project in Cotacachi.  Supposedly just two days away, as in this Friday. The municipality […]

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

An Environmentalist’s Message to Grandmothers about GMOs

I have to say that all this talk about a possible GMO invasion of Ecuador with President Correa’s blessing makes me very nervous.  Instead of just making sure my food is organic instead of chemical-laced, I may have to worry about what genetically modified oddities might be lurking inside my […]

Living in Ecuador:  Morochos Part II-Alpacas!

Living in Ecuador: Morochos Part II-Alpacas!

Alpacas are making a come-back in Ecuador.  Even though climate, terrain and altitudes are similar to Peru where there is an abundance of alpacas and their cousins, llamas and vicunas, Ecuador has few of these cute creatures. Years ago Gary and I visited a village near Morochos and were thrilled […]