Farm tour for Kona Outdoor Circle, March 31, 2009
Pig destruction: this was two beds of orange sweet potatoes
Pig destruction: this was two beds of white sweet potatoes
Nice shot of the orchard, koa, coop, banana, woodshed, greenhouse, in the afternoon sun.
In tests this Spring, the "German Butterball" outproduced our regular red potatoes 2 to 1.
First pig we caught in the trap.
First pig, trying its best to squeeze out through the bars of the trap. It actually succeeded in knocking the trap over and escaping through the door!
Physalis pruinosa ("strawberry groundcherry") which grew surprisingly low to the ground
Physalis pruinosa closeup
For comparison, this is the common Physalis peruviana ("poha") which grows fast, large and tall - almost weedy.
This is P. pruinosa, barely a few inches tall, growing right next to the tall P. peruviana
More short P. pruinosa, this batch in the tea field
Harvested P. pruinosa. Not very sweet. I made a jam out of them.
Our Slovenian friend, Jan, reading in the morning by the eucalypts.
"god rays", a weather condition that's very rare here, with thick mist close to ground and clear sky beyond it
more "god rays"
Farm tour for the Hamakua Agricultural Class, Oct. 31 2009 - showing what part of the tea is harvested
Farm tour, leading people through the tea field, under the koa tree
Farm tour, answering questions about tea in the tea field
Farm tour, talking about native trees