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Jennifer
San Ramon de Alajuela, Costa Rica
Living our lives our way one day at a time.
Interests: family, natural remedies, finding and maintaining balance in all areas
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Thanks Joseph! Taste...nothing like Hershy's! We voted to do 80% chocolate and added vanilla, cane sugar. I know there was powdered milk that could be added too but pretty sure we didn't add any. The family didn't like it. I ate it for my health!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Cacao to chocolate at A New Life In Costa Rica
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It's been about a month since this mature sloth has been spotted around the property. The winds finally subsided enough for him/her to come out and spend a day where I could observe. One day, no more. Always a pleasure to see a sloth! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
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For the past couple of weeks I've been measuring, cutting and hand rolling ear candles. One order of 100 was delivered yesterday. Today the second 100 candle order will be completed. (crossing fingers) Candle making is a long, time consuming process. I enjoy it but to be honest, 200 candles... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
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This beautiful male pileated woodpecker flew past me to meet his mate in a guarumo (cecropia) tree. Without glasses I couldn't see what was going on but I kept snapping pics as it isn't often I get a chance to capture two pileated woodpeckers in one shot. When I uploaded... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Dash dining on guarumo flower pods. Definitely one of his favorite foods. Did you notice the one he is saving for later? After a good meal, a nap. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
It certainly has been some kind of weather around here lately! So excited to start today with what looks to be a beautiful summer day.
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2015 on Weathered parrots at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Are you a sloth lover? If so, you might want to think about pre-ordering a copy of Slothlove, an inspirational sloth photobook: beautiful sloth photos, inspirational stories and interesting sloth facts. Sam Trull of Kids Saving the Rainforest is my sloth expert. When I have questions about Dash or the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
Sorry Lavae, I was in a hurry to get the post done and forgot to put in links. Ive fixed it now. The cacao workshop was at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge, http://www.fincalunanuevalodge.com/.
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2015 on Cacao to chocolate at A New Life In Costa Rica
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We did it all! From sucking the white gooey stuff off the raw cacao seeds to roasting, grinding, liquidizing, drinking, mixing and pouring chocolate bars. Participants in the Wellness in Balance Retreat and the new interns at Finca Luna Nueva got their fill of chocolate! I feel pretty confident I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The winds gave way the other day to a torrential down pour. These weather worn parrots greeted us when we went for a walk in the evening. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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When I got up from the computer the other day I looked up and spotted this Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl out the window. The dogs and I decided it was time for a walk. Turns out Hootie was up for a photoshoot, win/win!!! Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The summer tanager is becoming a regular around the yard this season. He's been spotted all around the property. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The wicked winds have given us a few breaks. When they do, the wild life around us comes out to feed. The birding has been fantastic. Here's a glimpse. Once I get done editing all the photos I'll put up more. Pygmy owl Montezuma's Oropendola Summer Tanager Keel Billed toucan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
The question we're all asking is when the wicked winds of 2015 will stop. People will tell you Costa Rica has two seasons, wet and dry. You never hear them talking about the third season, the windy season unless we're in the middle of it. It can be miserable. Just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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It took about nine months but we finally know the sex of the wild, baby sloth. This morning I sent sloth porn, I mean... pics of well, sloth privates to Sam Trull, fellow sloth lover and devotee from Kids Saving the Rainforest in hopes she could determine the sex of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
I agree living rich on the cheap, having the bird sampling the goods was an added treat!
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It was so much fun watching you Kirk! Hope to see you at another performance in the near future. Next time I'll dance too!
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It true, snow birds are known for escaping the cold winter months by taking vacations in the tropics. This summer tanager is no exception. He's a annual visitor to the bio-dynamic farm I recently visited. Each morning the kitchen staff puts out a plate of food for him so he'll... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Dash decided to come out and welcome me home this morning. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
It's rough coming back to regular life after spending six wonder filled nights away from the family at a tropical rain forest yoga retreat. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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The family has gifted me some "alone" time! I'm off on a solo adventure in Costa Rica for a week. I won't be online much. I managed to get here without any cords to my gadgets. No power cord to recharge the laptop. iPod, tablet. So with the last of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Baby sloth has been in my life for almost a year now. It's time he had a name. Honestly, it's never taken me this long to name a critter that's come to visit. Baby was different. It is difficult to put into words what this creature has done to my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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Happy hubby, happy wife! The first part of our adventure last week was for me. Bill enjoyed our stay at Selva Armonia but it wasn't "his" cup of tea. Having to take his shoes of before entering out cabina really threw him off. He puts his socks and shoes on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica
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(cacao) After our blissful adventure at Selva Armonia, Bill and I weren't sure where we were headed but knew the next part of the journey involved a drive into San Isidro de General also known as Perez Zeledon. Off we went in search of La Feria. It turned out we... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at A New Life In Costa Rica