Around the Ranch



Goaties: Amy has been breeding Nigerian Dwarf Goats since the turn of the century (the last one!!). She was instrumental in Nigerian Dwarfs becoming an established breed on the Island. She is currently on the board of the Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association.


Sheep: We are big sheep producers - have about 15 sheep or so!! I am sure New Zealand is jealous. Used as grass mowers, most are hair sheep which do better than "wool" sheep in the tropics due to the fact that they shed their wool. We use our sheep as grass mowers only (along with me unfortunately!!). Amy is on the board of the Hawaii Sheep and Goat Association.


Chickens: We have about 15 free-range, very happy chickens, with a variety of breeds. As long as they are laying, we can keep you supplied with fresh eggs. We do not eat or market our chickens. We keep our older chickens around with a policy of "You no LAY...It's OKAY". No we are not vegetarians.


Donkeys: We have two miniature donkeys, a mother and daughter - Donkey and Donkey Junior.


Birds: Wild turkeys, Kalij Pheasants, Hawaiian Hawks, and Barn Owls. Nesting on our deck since 2014 is a pair of Myna birds. We have numerous other small birds. Often there is a group of green parrots that can be seen as they fly to the coast in the morning and back in the afternoon. They overnight at a crater a few miles above us on Hualali.


Sunsets: All sunsets taken from the deck of the main house which is open to our guests.


Views: All ocean views taken from the deck of the main house which is open to our guests.