Author archive for Paul Uster

  • Stripe is Bitten by a Mongoose

    Posted on December 1, 2016
    Our sweet little Stripe, having survived as the runt and lived through foul pox, came inside hopping on one foot with the other one covered in blood.  She had been attacked by a mongoose.  The bite became infected and we thought again that we would lose her.  Our amazing vet fixed her up and she is back to being her […]
  • Rooster’s First Day Outside

    Posted on December 1, 2016
    This little guy, Ginger Snap, was rescued as a very tiny peep when he could not keep up with the family.  He has thrived inside with us and we are getting him used to being outside now.  On his first day he wandered a bit too far and nearly could not find his way back.  With all of the lights […]
  • Maragogype is Here!

    Posted on November 20, 2016
    We have some trees that produce HUGE beans, much sweeter than regular Kona and they are still 100% Kona beans.  They have to be picked and processed separately by hand and they are nearly twice the size of the regular beans.  When roasted they have a naturally sweet taste and are even more delicious than regular Kona arabica typica beans. […]
  • Stripe the House Chicken

    Posted on November 1, 2016
    We saved this little girl when she was a day old.  She survived the foul pox and has become so attached to us that she spends most of the evening perched on a shoulder while we read.  She sleeps in her crate inside and is being gradually weaned to spend more time outside as a real chicken.  In the meantime […]
  • Picking Season is Here

    Posted on November 1, 2016
    After waiting for two extra months for the coffee to ripen — it all seems to be ripening at the same time.  We have worked nearly around the clock for the last month and have harvested more than 15,000#, only the very ripest red beans.  There is about 60 pounds of ripe coffee cherry in this bucket, each one is […]
  • That’s one Tired Rooster

    Posted on May 8, 2016
    After a long hard day of crowing and digging for bugs this rooster is ready for his nap.  Little Buddy nearly died as a young chicken, his legs were paralyzed.  We were able to rehabilitate him and he shows eternal gratitude by being a loving lap rooster.  He enjoys nothing more than being held and playing a quick game of […]
  • Happy Feet, our newest peep

    Posted on April 23, 2016
    Spring is peep season and we have a bunch of new ones.  But Happy Feet is a first for us — she has one blue foot and one yellow.  Among the 20-30 new babies she will always be recognized for her special feet.  The drought is persisting and the chickens try their best to scratch for bugs and weeds but […]
  • Two (formerly) Blind Mice

    Posted on December 6, 2015
    These precious peeps were blinded when mosquitoes stung their eyes.  They were kept in a box until the eyes healed and they bonded completely during that time.  Now free birds, Big Mouse carefully helps Mousette to survive.  She is fragile and has developed “corkscrew neck” which causes her to have problems flying and getting onto her perch at night.  The […]
  • Kona Coffee Festival

    Posted on November 2, 2015
    We will have our products for sale at the Holualoa Art Walk on Saturday, Nov 7 from 9 AM until 1 PM.  This is the start of the Kona Coffee Festival and there are dozens of vendors and judging of the coffee as well.  The first year that we entered our coffee we won the chef’s choice award for it! […]
  • Enough Rain! And Take Those Mosquitoes Too

    Posted on September 10, 2015
    We have had more rain in the past 30 days than we had in all of 2014.  While rain is good, too much is making things really difficult.  The coffee on the trees that was growing on drought weakened branches has now filled out and is weighing the branches down to the ground, sometimes snapping them off.  The weeds that […]

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