Thursday, December 16, 2010

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This little green "Kona" gecko was hiding out on a bed in a listing I was previewing. The cute thing is that he was hiding under the sign that said to please stay off the bed! Guess it doesn't apply to Geckos :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Out Rigger Canoe Regatta in Kona Hawaii...

This was my Crew for the Novice A outrigger canoe race at the June 12th regatta in Kona Hawaii, great group of gals that Paddle with HEART! This is directly off the Kona pier, look at that water :)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Hawaiian Chickens! And I don't mean Huli Huli, though they are Wiki Wiki :)

Hawaiian Chickens! And I don't mean Huli Huli (Rotisserie), though they are Wiki Wiki (really fast)!

The other day my oldest yelled to me that we had chicks! My first thought was "I knew that we weren't finding all the eggs!" One of the hens had gotten quite good at hiding them from us :) Sure enough, there she was, proudly displaying her 4 chicks. So cute & fluffy! Look at them trying to eat the pellets, it was all I had when they arrived and we have since put them on chicky crumbles.
The next day we had 5! I chose to let my free range hen raise them herself, and due to the natural attrition rate (our cats haven't touched them and appeared to be rather frightened of the hen that doubles in size and SCREAMS at them whenever they come close), we are now down to 2. But we do have Mongoose and Hawks and I think survival of the fitest has come into play as the chicks that didn't stick close to mom are the ones missing. :(
They seem to be doing really well and are fully feathered out now, heading to a new home this week. I will miss seeing them but I think one of the other hens is already looking for a new place to hide her eggs :))

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Puna Canoe Club! Hawaii's AAA 2009 Champions...

Puna Canoe Club has announced its practice/work schedule for the upcoming 2010 season.

It includes:

* Feb. 27-28: Canoe repair and maintenance.

* March 1: Conditioning program for youth groups, with boys practice from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and girls from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

* March 3: General membership meeting, 4:30 p.m. at Hilo Bayfront halau.

* March 15: Race practice starts for youth groups.

* March 20: Novice B men and Novice B women practice, 5 p.m.

* April 5: Men/women practice, 5 p.m.

For additional information, call head coach Afa Tuaolo at 965-7614 or youth coach Joe Kalima at 895-0430.

I bet that paddle fits your hand! Come meet with some of the paddlers and GET IN THE WATER!

P.S. The picture is of the winning Novice B Womens crew from 2009, the short strawberry blond is me :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hawaii's Puna Canoe Club General Membership Meeting tonight!

Would you enjoy being a member of a organization that is challenging and rewarding? Where you will be engaged in intensively physical activity in one of the most beautiful environments on earth while meeting the most incredible people? Develop friendships that will last your entire life? Then you want to be a Paddler! Puna Canoe Clubs General Membership Meeting is tonight, January 22nd at 4:30, if you are in the area come on down and see what all the buzz is about :)
This picture is of Punas open women at the end of the awesome 2009 Queen Liliokalani race on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii... Strong minds/Strong bodies/Strong hearts <3