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Daily Life in Paraguay

Since most of you will never have the opportunity to visit us here in Paraguay we are trying to bring life in Paraguay to you! We'll show you videos of our Sunday School, of us in our daily life (washing clothes) and show you where we live and what we do. Here's a snapshot of one of our favorite activities-cutting down a banana bunch.

Since we grow our own, we were able to share bananas with five families (with this particular bunch). When a banana bunch is ready, we go bananas! We dry bananas, we freeze them (for smoothies), we make banana bread, banana cake, banana pancakes, fruit salad and we'll try just about any banana recipe you give us (hint, hint).

So, this is our "How to cut down bananas, when they're ripe" video:

When the bunch is cut, we leave it outside in the shade for about a day, so the sun doesn't scorch the bananas and we let the bunch set outside so all the critters (spiders mainly) have a chance to take a hike before we bring them in the house! Right now we have three bunches that will be ready this week. Good thing we all like bananas.


  1. yes, we have several banana recipes too...feast or famine on most fruits and veggies out here.

  2. Im going to py in september for an intership and i hope to get to visit you guys ,hope to see you guys here in the states this summer aswell! ps. great video by the way =)

  3. Thanks for these videos. I am glad we don´t have red dirth here in Costa Rica cuz it is a lot of work to wash clothes and I can´t imagine with clothes that dirty.

  4. hey i dont know what it feels like i live in england we have bananas in the supermarket and dont get excited when they grow cause we take them for granted.We're excited when we get a laptop or ipod we get exited when we get expensive things not fruit so i dont know anything of the sort.

  5. Hahahahahah!!!! All those banana recipies are hilarius! How about banana and strawberry smoothies? Red banana smoothies?


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