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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain in our


"Cooperative Sloth" by Allan Wyatt

"May you live in interesting times" seems spot on as Hurricane Otto makes its way to & through & around Costa Rica and our neighbors. In the last 12 hours it was classified a "hurricane" then dropped down to a "storm" and now I'm reading that it will augment again to hurricane status. Here in the Pacific Southern Zone ... we might well be spared the direct affects but we can expect much rain & wind & whatever is blown our way. Please stay safe & prepared. Be especially vigilant around bridges. Share any blocked roads or downed bridges info with your neighbors and with us too, if you would like. We will keep a blog post of anything important you should know.

Yes, our feria in PZ will be open this Thursday & Friday.

Definitely recommend you check up on any flights coming or going ...click here for airport in Alajuela link.

Here is an emergency message put out yesterday by the US Embassy but hasn't been updated as of this moment. If Otto does hit land here in Costa Rica .. it will be an historic event as our tiny country is usually protected by its neighbors. Click here for more information on preparation and here to read about how rare an event this is.

We are all so blessed to be connected to each other in this loving community ... hopefully we will have phone service & power & internet ... although anything is possible! As always, trust in God & tie your horses.

Just talked with Carol Vaughn and her wonderful Friday Luncheon @ Bazookas is on and a great opportunity to meet & hear the remarkable, Jesse Blenn. Check Events page here for details.

A Quick Guide To Off-The-Beaten-Track Dominical, Costa Rica

Randy Miller asks: Does anyone have Goldenseal roots? rm13146@gmail.com

Suzuki Vitara 1999, Manual shift, 4x4, good condition

4 million colones

Call Euclides Vargas 8384 3797

To anyone coming to Costa Rica within the next 3 weeks I have a few items to bring here. I will pay $30-50 depending upon which items you bring. All items take up little space and less than 2 lbs weight. soyeso@gmail.com or 8561-0328

The very lovely ESTANCIA TINAMASTES HOTEL has rooms and apartment for rent near Tinamastes feria. Please check details on our rentals page here.

Welcome to new friends at Silver Star Thai Yoga Massage ... available at your location. www.silverstarthaimassage.com 6007-8704 litalove@gmail.com

Experienced gardener and builder seeking work trade

Hello Fellow Land Stewards, I'm traveling to Costa Rica starting in December and I'd love to come work at your Costa Rican location. I am experienced with gardening, construction and landscaping and for the last 8 years, I've been managing an edible landscaping company called HomeHarvest - Edible Landscapes and Construction. www.homeharvest.biz I've volunteered on over 35 farms around the world including the tropics, have a degree in sustainable agriculture, am permaculture design certified, and I'd love to come volunteer at your operation and help however needed during December and January. Are you interested in utilizing me on your land? I hope you're doing well and look forward to hearing from you. Best, Ben Ben Barkan - Owner of HomeHarvest 339 927 6764 www.HomeHarvest.biz Ben@homeharvest.biz

For rent: 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cozy cabin on the river in San Gerardo de Rivas. The house has plenty of natural light with big windows, many doors and a wrap around balcony. Enjoy the sounds of the river all day, fresh mountain breezes, refreshing dips in the river, and hikes around the 2 acres of property. House is 2-3 minute drive from center of San Gerardo or 10-15 minute walk up from the center of town on La Chispa road. $350 (512) 663-5134 kmassey22@yahoo.com See photos here.

Wendy has found some rentals in Chimirol/Canaan area are not vacation rentals. They are mostly empty buildings, no wifi, for $100 month. A couple have frig, stove, mattress, nothing else.For a small fee, I can show you where they are or give you some phone numbers, I do not know all the phone numbers but can show you where to find people.Wendy 8915 2461

Gift for your Spanish speaking employees from Monique Chabot

This book-diary is the perfect gift for your

Spanish speaking employee-s. By purchasing

this book-diary you also help other people since

benefits are given to the Costa Rican

SOS e-stress Foundation, see HERE.

moniquechabot.costarica@gmail.com

You can purchase the book-diary HERE.

Ver el sitio web del libro-diario AQUÍ.

Voir le site web du livre-journal ICI.

NOTE: Can send the books through MUSOC bus too

Wishing Happy Holidays to everyone! ​

For a self sufficient, off grid beautiful organic farm ... click here for more information.

We will have large (3 kilos mas o menos) farm fresh chickens at Colibri's Corner this week and thruout the holiday season ... not a bad idea to send a pre-order to chickens@puravidaconnections.com

In general, pre-orders are very useful and appreciated as the season gets busier. Also, we receive and recycle all glass bottles & jars (clean or not) and egg cartons with lids.

We now offer all organic eggs weekly! Also, all organic, gluten free & organic Yuca Flour and Macadamia Flour and Banana Flour.

Here are a few of the new & available items on our Great Stuff to Buy & Sell page:

  • HP computer

  • CROCS BRAND: Work Boot/Rain Boots

  • Uniden 2-way radio GRM2238-2CK set

  • Panasonic SC-PT570 DVD stereo and surround sound system 5 speakers and sub-woofer - $50

  • Oppo OPDV971H DVD player - $35

  • Go Pro 3 - $150

  • Wine Enthusiast 21-Bottle Silent Dual Zone Touchscreen Wine Cooler

  • 32 cup coffee maker $25

  • Popcorn butter/Nacho cheese/Hot Fudge Warmer/Dispenser $250

  • Guillotine style Paper Cutter $60

  • Surf Board 6'2" Merrick $125 with soft case

  • Nespresso Milk Foaming Machine

  • 32 cup coffee maker $25

  • Guillotine style Paper Cutter $60

  • Gas Water Heater ... save electricity!

Very happy to have amazing, organic turmeric available in many forms ... now also in easy to take capsules! We also have the root and powdered forms.

We are now offering beautiful BeesWax Candles ... a more ecological alternative ... locally made.

Turkey Tail Extract can be magical ... please click here to read of all the benefits. We are so fortunate to have a good supply at this time.

Stop by to sample our Vegan Flaxers, truly delicious and satisfying ... as well as spicy hummus & Gluten Free Goodies. Come enjoy a Sampler with our amazing Ginger Kombucha.

Kapi Blu has become a favorite hangout for coffees, meals and music. Now open on Sundays, too, come enjoy their drinks & food.

Remember to visit Urban Farm restaurant in town for their delicious breakfast & lunch menus. They are also adding new dishes and have a beautiful consciousness with their food.

Since we have been running out of our delicious fresh trout ... made a bigger order this week. We also have the smoked trout ... tastes like lox!

Happy to have this week beef jerky, Blackberry Cobbler, Nag Champa Incense, various fluoride free toothpastes ... great repellent ... Sacha Inchi Seeds ... organic tobacco ... Raw Goat Cheese with herbs, blackberry cobbler. Also red & red/white quinoa ... delicious protein substitute for rice.

  • Blackberry Vinaigrette ... super on salads & more!

  • Organic Macadamia Flour

  • Organic Lemon & Peppermint Extracts

  • Organic Yuca Flour

  • Tea Tree Oils

  • Organic Turmeric Extract

  • Organic Shea Butter

  • Patchouli Oil

  • Clove Oil

Sauerkraut is one of the best foods for your tummy ... we are so fortunate to have Rosita's Organic Kraut ... so delicious & great for your digestion and general health.

The shitake mushrooms are extraordinary and quite magical .. click here to read about their many benefits.

Grass feed, beef bones, 5 dollars a pound. I can deliver to Tinmastes or PZ Thursday market. lindapanek@gmail.com

Moringa: One Of The World’s Most Abundant Sources of Vitamins And Minerals We are fortunate to have local, organic Moringa here in our area now ... I've been learning more about it's benefits and the amazing energy the seeds and leaves give ... and the healing qualities of the Oil. Trees also available ... all @ Colibri's Corner

Come enjoy a sticky yummy Cinnamon Roll made with real butter!

We have mangosteen "matas" or baby trees at Colibri's Corner. If you want larger quantities .. let me know.trees@puravidaconnections.com

At Colibri's Corner this week:

  • Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract

  • Turmeric Extract & Roots & Capsules

  • Organic Coconut Flour

  • Organic Coconut Aminos ...Traditional

  • Mango or Papaya Salsas, spicy & delicious by Rosita

  • Fresh Trout / Smoked Trout

  • Sacha Inchi Nuts

  • Palo Santo

  • Hombre Grande

  • All natural organic tobacco

  • Mariola Honey ... excellent for eye & ear infections

  • Hot & Sweet Mustard

  • Organic Vanilla Beans

  • All Organic Corn Chips ... yellow

  • Raw Honey

  • Fresh Salsa

  • Local Organic Beans & Rice (Integral & White)

  • Organic Teas

  • Stevia in Powder & Liquid

  • Organic Dried Pineapple / Mangos / Bananas

  • Coconut Secret Amino Acids This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH.

  • Organic Sauerkraut

  • Vegan Pesto & Vegan Raw Cookies

  • Sourdough Bread

  • Becca's Amazing Hot Hot Sauces

We also have now:

  • Manuka honey

  • Organic Alfalfa Seeds

  • Crunchy Spirulina

  • Salt shaker grinders

  • Peppermint Oil

  • Lavender Oil

  • Clove Oil

  • Ylang Ylang Oil

  • Frankincense

  • Organic sauerkraut

  • Goat cheeses

  • Swiss Cheese

  • Mozzarelli Cheese

  • Fresh & Smoked Trout

  • Nutritional Yeast

  • Diatomaceous Earth

  • Epsom Salts

  • Moringa Seeds & Leaves

  • Organic Black Strap Molasses

  • International Phone Cards

  • Cactus Juice & other Natural Bug Repellents

  • Sticky, Yummy Dates

  • Costa Rican Macadamias

  • Integral Oats

For anyone with pain from spots injuries, muscle spasms, fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatic, please check this link. We are very fortunate to have this high quality Magnesium Oil now available. Also works great as an all natural deodorant!

International Phone Cards available for major savings. phonecard@puravidaconnections.com

We appreciate pre-orders & can ship throughout Costa Rica.

Pura Vida Blessings to all

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