Mascotas Nuevas – Peces!

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Before I moved to Puerto Rico I was into fish-keeping and had 3 fishtanks in my house. When we moved to Puerto Rico I figured it would be too hot in our un-air conditioned house to keep a fishtank from overheating and pretty much struck that hobby off of my list. Lately, we have been talking with several

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How to Juice a Noni

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The noni fruit grows really well here in Puerto Rico and has been touted as an amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune system booster and all-around good for you food. The only problem? It tastes/smells even more disgusting then it looks... The noni that I picked from our tree today: Just smelling a ripe noni makes me gag a little

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Mas Gallinas! Salmon Faverolle’s and Ameraucanas

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After building a chicken coop and buying 6 chickens from the local agro last year, we've really come to enjoy what the chickens bring to the table. They eat bugs, fertilize the lawn and produce tasty fresh eggs for us to eat. Unfortunately, the agro assured us that the 6 chicks we purchased were all female, but we

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Sears Repair Puerto Rico Is Lame – Buyer Beware

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[caption id="attachment_1775" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sears Repair Puerto Rico is Lame"][/caption]I guess marketing works. When we were purchasing all of our appliances in Puerto Rico we didn't know where to go to buy them. Our biggest concern was how unreliable a warranty might be if we bought off a small local business. After a bunch of years down here,

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Renewable Energy in Puerto Rico

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Warning - Utilities in Puerto Rico are expensive! Every year Puerto Rico produces 20.92 billion kWh of electricity and we use it all! It's crazy, power bills are way more expensive than the bills we got in California before we moved here and the average income in Puerto Rico is $16,300 a year with a 12% unemployment rate.

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Feeling Homesick

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Man, we really miss being home. We have some friends (Tony and Meghan) staying at our house watching Monkey, Cheech and the chickens but we've been gone for 5 weeks now and I am loosing it! We are in San Diego again visiting Summers family, working and enjoying everything this extremely spread out city has to offer. Unlike

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Shark Attack in Puerto Rico

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When we moved to Puerto Rico, I was super stoked to hear that there are "no sharks" here. After hearing that, I did a little bit of research and there are actually sharks in Puerto Rico, but there had never been a shark attack on record and you do not see them in the water when you are

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A Rant About the Aguada Collecteria

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In order to have a legitimate rant about the collecteria, everyone needs to know what the collecteria is in Puerto Rico. Collecteria: The collecteria is a government office that collects money from businesses and individuals. An example of an individuals' payment is state income ta, property tax or to cash in lottery tickets. An example of a payment

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Medalla Beer Is Oldschool

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I feel the need to share this great song by a local band here in Rincon. Check it out and let me know what you think about the Durty Rats. Applesauce 002 remix cb 32bit to 16 by Durty Rats

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