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Kuuleialoha
Salt Pond, Hanapepe
Protecting Pa'akai Farming one day at a time
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Wow, it's beena long time since my last post. I feel kind of bad that I haven't been posting but that doesn't mean that nothing has been done. For the past couple of months I feel like a broken record trying to get the State and County to help with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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So last night there was a meeting with the County's Open Space Commission at the Salt Pond Beach Park about expanding the Park. What a night it was...... I got there in a good mood and I left fussy. Before the meeting I had a chance to talk to Representative... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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There are some big decisions that need to be made and I am at a cross road on what to do. What some don't understand is that the salt patch is smack dab in the middle of every entity you can think of. We have the DOT, DNLR, County, Plantation,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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It truly has been a wet year - it is now September and we had our very first harvest for the year. That is not normal, it sucks that their is a lot of salt makers that didn't even get 1 harvest in this year. There are many factors that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
You are right but since our kapuna brought it to my attention I have not. I listened to what they said, respected it and I am trying to fix the situation.
George - Thank you!!
Sally - thank you!! It is extremely hard to get a sign placed on gov property but thank you!
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I woke up this morning and the first thing that came to mind was "enough is enough". I had forgotten that my main focus is Protecting, Perpetuating, & Preserving Pa'akai farming in Hanapepe. My goal was never to just bitch, moan, and cry. Oops I got a little side tracked.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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So many of my post are about my intentions. About the real issues we face as salt makers. I grew up in the Salt Patch every year for the past 30 years - listening to my father sit in there and complain. Complain about the damages. Complain about the entities... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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There is a reason I strive to stand in front and fight for what I believe to be right. It's not for the status, it's not for power, it's not to make me feel like I am better then then person standing next to me. It's simple my home is... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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There are a couple of version of how Pa'akai got started in Hanepepe and this is the one that I go with... Kia a young woman from Hanapepe often traveled to the shores of 'Ukula to fish and gather food from the sea. One day, Kia caught to many fish,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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Salt Season started and it has been a muddy start but at least we started. The water in the wells haven't been salty so it might be a good month or so before the very first harvest. Anyway, there are rules, basic rules. We follow most of them but some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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This weekend was a great weekend. Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho and his haumana came from the Big Island to learn the process of Hawaii Salt Making in Hanapepe. It is always an honor when people want to learn a piece of our culture. When people really want to experience... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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About 5 years ago I went to a party and someone said "not to much Pa'akai we are having a salt shortage" It was so true and I was shocked that people outside the salt makers where starting to notice. Now the reason we were having a salt shortage is... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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I called a salt makers meeting tonight and those meetings drain my emotions it is really hard. It is one thing to fight with the State/County/DOT/DNLR but to prove myself time and time again to the salt makers takes a lot out of me. There are so many issues that... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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Today there was a County Council Meeting about the feral cat's on the island of Kauai and of course I had to go and state my opinion about the issues. Just to recap - there is a cat colony that aligns our salt pans - I have asked nicely for... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
Thank you... that was very sweet of you!
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What a great mothers day to wake up and find a great article written in the Star Advertiser about this blog, my blog. http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/leecataluna/20110508_Tangy_blog_details_tradition_of_Garden_Isle_salt_makers.html Makes me remember why I started this blog and how important it is. Protecting something you love. Protecting a piece of our culture, a piece of... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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My father was raised by a beautiful Hawaiian women named Sarah. She taught my father how to work hard , love with a big heart, and not to cause problems. He was raised to just take care of things and don't mind what other people are doing. These are all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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Today Mr. George Crabbe, Lihue Airport District Manager called this morning and asked if he could pick me up and take me to Salt Pond to inspect the work that was done to remove that material DOT placed along the fence line. It was great to drive to salt pond... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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The Airport emailed me last week and said they were going to remove the product they put down by the salt patch area today. Of course I had to go and check it out. As you can guess from the title - is was a 1/2 ass job. It is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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Okay - Waileia is home sick today so I made her take a ride with me to see if the State started cleaning up there mess they made the other day. Of course they didn't start yet but they did take away the big machine that they left sitting in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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Okay - after a bunch of phones calls it was the State Department of Transportation that placed the petroleumbased product along the shoreline. In between the area of the salt patch and beach. Before I go on I do need to say thank you to the people that called me... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe
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I got a phone call this morning saying the area between the Salt Patch and the beach is being paved. So I rushed down to Salt Pond hoping that it wasn't true. The whole time thinking after all these years, after the last time the county illegally back-filled that area... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2011 at Pa'akai Farming in Hanapepe