Archive for October, 2010

Kahuku Ranch- part of Volcano National Park

Sunday, October 24th, 2010
 
Kahuku Rand- instructions leaving
Kahuku Ranch- instructions leaving
Ed at Kahuke Ranch
Ed at Kahuku Ranch

Today was a GREAT day!! We have a wonderful natural area that most visitors to the Big Island of Hawaii have no idea exists, literally right up the road  from us.  My son-in-law [who's visiting] and I drove in and hiked  the trail they have open.  In the information sheet the rangers give out you are invited to “Keep your camera and binoculars handy. Watch ‘apapane sip nectar from red lehua and ‘amakihi probe koa for insects. Search the sky for high-flying ‘io (Hawaiian Hawk)”. On July 3, 2003 Kahuku Ranch was added to the public lands of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, it’s been open to the public for just about a year now; open on Saturdays and Sundays only and the hours are  from 9AM to 3 PM. First Saturday of each month is open to hunters. They hustled us out today saying there’s a $100 fine if you stay after 3 PM. So come stay with us, get a good nights rest and after a sumptuos farm breakfast head out and get an early start. If you like nature in it’s purest state, you’ll love this area of the island.

 Ed is taking a picture on his cell phone of the Forested pit Crater we hiked to. It is a huge crater and the picture doesn’t do it justice. As you leave the area you are asked to brush off your clothes and shoes to make certain you don’t take any seeds etc. out of the area [the other pic]

New baby chicks on the farm- Hawiian name for chickens “Moa”

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Moa

Moa

Here’s a picture of our new baby chicks. Moa [chickens] were introduced into Hawaii by the first Polynesians. Many folks think the Polynesians brought the chickens with them purely as a food source. Most people do not know how critical they are to insect control. With the help of our free ranging Hawaiian chickens we’ve been able to farm our Macadamia Nut orchard pesticide free for over twelve years now. Looking for a peaceful, natural setting? Want to enjoy the islands in the manner of the first Polynesians? Welcome to our farm!

Come enjoy our educational, complimentary orchard tour [we offer this to guests who stay on our farm only] and learn more about Macadamia Nut farming in the tropics. Our farm tours were mentioned in the New York Times!!

www.macadamiameadows.com