Aloha, our sustainable living project is evolving. What
started out as a place to call home has turned into a life style event that we
are sharing with people from all over the world. Everyday
brings new people and new ideas on how to live off the land & ocean that
surrounds us. For a bonus, it helps to have the best weather on the planet.
The cow problem (solved) was temporary, we killed two, three more took
their place. Our freezer is full, so we will wait it out. A word about the
taste of our beef, unlike commercial meat, our wild cows have no artificial
anything (except the lead bullet in their head). What a flavor we have been
enjoying. Locals claim we still have a few thousand wild above our farm, that’s
a good thing I guess. So with cows, goats, pigs, fish, our stock pile of meat
is kind of endless. A plant base diet is our first choise.
With all the vegetables and fruit we have, we venture
into some pleasure. We are having a good crop of Cacao this year and will
attempt to make some chocolate. Add some of our honey from the coffee trees; we should be well rounded in our sustainability. We also have found that we have a
great supply of bread fruit (ulu), makes good ice cream and most important, easy,
gluten free flour. We can’t live with out bread and noodles.
With all the crazy things going on in the world, it seems we have positioned our life for any thing that comes our way. There is so much more to the system, solar power, solar water heaters, rain catchments, and a methane gas system from all those cow droppings.
Remember, this is a full time operation. To collect a weeks worth of bananas, avocados, a few oranges, lemons & wild raspberries took two hours of hiking, climbing and hauling. My Cardiologist loves what we do.
Any thoughts on what if your grocery store has nothing, electricity is shut off, no water to flush a toilet? We are having fun playing with this all, anyway. Aloha.
Roy & Joy
FBI…..from big island
PS.............We still produce the best coffee anywhere