Home » Archive by category "Hello Readers"

Every Animal’s Question on New Year’s Eve…What the heck was that?!

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration…for most.  Rarely are our animal friends enjoying the sparks and noise. Much of the time they are freaked out, confused, and scared. Our fine animal friends start to shake and startle with the first snaps and whistles. They just want to get away from it all! Both […]

As The World Turns…Pets Prepare

The Earth is always turning (thank goodness), and the tilting of the Earth and the change of seasons here in Hawaii are a welcome respite from the hot and humid summer we’ve been having. As the trade winds begin to carry more rain and the nights start to cool, we can really see and feel […]

Post Image

I Blamed The Chickens…Again.

I take pleasure in keeping our lovely hens and enjoying their farm fresh eggs, but, hidden beneath their smooth and silky feathers, these ladies have a free winging, independent streak that can be down right maddening. The most recent bout of “chicken madness” was brought on by one of our most productive layers. She’s a poi […]

Post Image


  Today’s Moon is KĀNE. According to the Prince Kūhiō Hawaiian Civic Club Moon Calendar for 2014, September 20th has a KĀNE moon. The KĀNE moon is an “Excellent day to plant anything. In the old days this night was reserved for ceremony and ritual and no farming or fishing occurred.” According to the Biodynamic […]

Post Image

Fireworks and Pets – SWF Newsletter #1

The 4th of July bursts with celebration. We all know the days are hot and long, and when that sun goes down, everyone is geared up to see the sparks fly…everyone but our pets that is. Our feline, equine, canine, porcine (you get the picture) friends start to shake and startle with the first snappers […]

Upcountry Fair

What a whirlwind weekend!  We got to connect with so many great people.  An experience of sharing, learning, celebrating, and getting in touch with others in our unique community.  Thanks to all of you who stopped by!!

Working a Website

I ‘m pretty sure I’m not alone in this whole website learning curve thing, but sometimes it feels like I am.   There have been countless moments when I’ve wished I could wave a magic laser finger (more about the laser finger in a later post) and *poof* a stellar website would appear before my […]