Farmer in the City




Hillside Farm Hawaii

Location:  Honokaa, HI

Day Job:  draftsperson

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Almonds, Apples, Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Grapes, Green beans, Lavender, Lemons, Lettuce, Mint, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Potatoes, Rosemary, Tomatoes, edible hibicus, bananas, papaya, nectarine, tangerine

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Rabbits

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Gotta eat! Saves money and tastes better. https://sites.google.com/site/hillsidefarmhawaii/home

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  • Posted by: Hillside Farm Hawaii on August 10th, 2015 at 11:23 am

    We've now moved about a mile closer to the center of town so town is now within easy walking distance. First thing we did was plant the fruit trees again and start a new garden. There were some fruit trees already here: white grapefruit, mac nut and avocado although this is a much smaller avo but it will provide enough for us, just not enough to give many away.

    The bunnies have a new condo, much nicer than they had before. And now we have a larger lot and will be able to produce more. I'm looking into growing some cotton and may have the original strain of Bleak Hall Sea Island cotton. That is supposed to be one of the finest cottons on the planet so we will see how it goes. Just continuing the search for the finest fibers in the known universe. Especially the finest fibers in the known universe that you can grow in your backyard.


  • Posted by: Wong88 on August 22nd, 2013 at 06:55 am

    Best Wishes to the Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Das Haus on August 22nd, 2013 at 06:35 am

    Quite a variety! That'd be awesome to grow just about anything. We're stuck in a rut but I'm motivated to try more/different seeds next year. Congrats on being Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on August 22nd, 2013 at 05:15 am

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. How is your garden doing in 2013?

  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on November 28th, 2011 at 05:23 pm

    Congratulations on being farmer of the day. I envy you your growing season, and the fact that you live somewhere where you can grow avocados (yum). Are you able to grow all year round?
    Oh my...I just checked out your web site with the bunnies! How adorable can you get?!

  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on November 28th, 2011 at 03:52 pm

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you have a great day in the garden!

  • Posted by: guchswife on November 28th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Congrats on Farmer of the Day! How nice to live in Hawaii!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on November 28th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day!

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