Update on the "growing things" in our yard and garden...tomatoes are doing well...and we were able to enjoy a few. We also apparently shared one with the birds...from the evidence left, we think they enjoyed the tomato too! The basil forest is still a forest...and home-made pesto, basil in omelets, basil to give away...and there is still a forest.
The big news, however, is the dry land kalo harvest! It was about 5 months ago that my son brought home a dried and fairly sad-looking "plant"....which is planted, we watered, and we saw grow and grow. My son declared that today was harvest day. He wanted to make sure we were doing this correct - so we researched online - then he and a neighbor got to work. A couple of hours later, the kids were proud as can be holding up the kalo, fingers and toes full of mud, and faces all smiles. He shared the kalo with our neighbors, and is planning to replant the keiki...starting all over again!
As I sit here and look at the pictures, recall his excitement and sense of accomplishment, I reflect on what Kanu Hawaii is to me and my family. My son's his face (all smiles!), his holding the kalo that he planted, shares why Kanu Hawaii, why Hawaii. Thanks for reading.