HOMESTEADING

August 2010 Update

August 21, 2010

GARDEN CLUBBERS (photo courtesy of Charles Tobias)   This particular post was published exactly one year ago! It’s a “remember when” rather than “how it is,” I’m afraid. You see, I didn’t think my garden was doing much last year, but all the beautiful things you see here are no longer in existence. Ka’u District, […]

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Lava Homestead Update

December 5, 2009

  I’ve thought of the succulents and snapdragons that are all over this acre as really nothing more than weeds. Why? Because I didn’t plant them, they sprout up unbidden, then grow without anyone’s help, and they aren’t something I can eat. But I realized just how much they add to my landscape when I […]

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The Gardener Within

July 30, 2008

Remember the old saying: “April showers bring May flowers?” It takes more than just showers to have beautiful flowers in May – or June or July or any month. It also takes digging and planting, nurturing and patience, faith and prayer. My maternal grandfather was a strong typical “type A” personality, but when he worked […]

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E Komo Mai – Welcome!

July 17, 2008

Kaimana, my wonderful friend, loves the outdoors. He’s gotten out by accident only a few times, but he always found his way back home. His paws were always scraped raw when he returned, not being accustomed to the harshness of the lava. Now he mostly sits to watch the world go by and fantasize about […]

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Shades of Gray

June 11, 2008

There is dramatic starkness in an acre of lava. The huge ancient swooping ohia trees provide more shades of black and gray against the stony landscape. Another early growth out of new lava is the bit of green fern that gives a spot of color amidst the somber monotone. The legend told to every newcomer […]

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. . . and not a drop to drink!

June 4, 2008

The first item to be addressed on our acre of lava was a 15,000 gallon water catchment tank full of algae. The water in the tank was full to the brim, but the color of the green on the sides of this blog! In the toilets, it was almost black. I found a young man […]

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In beginning

May 28, 2008

I admit it! I get jealous when I read my usual gardening magazines and see people digging in rich loam, trying to decide the best landscape design to showcase their home. I re-locate rocks! My years of gardening in California and Arizona are proving to be useless here in Hawai`i. One would think it is […]

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