We are in Pahoa Right Now
Pahoa is also in Hawaii, but on the east coast of the Big Island. We got to this strange hippie farm yesterday, and we'll be here until we leave for NZ on the 10th. There is not much to report yet. The pictures will tell it better, and those (along with many) will most likely get posted when Ben gets to the house he is house-sitting in Wellington, NZ (yes, a new twist! all in good time...).
Our accomondation is our tent set up on a platform under a tin roof. It's a bit cramped. We have not yet identified any real crops, but there are animals around, mostly the goats, who are incredible-looking. Again, be patient. Pictures are coming.
The deal here is that for the first 3 days, we pay a few bucks, but do no work, so we are wandering around. Last night, we arrived to a pirate party for Halloween, and Ben got to take out his accordion for a bit, and we drank grog with the other pirates. Today, we walked to the ocean, and a guy from the party showed us a natural hot pool (warm, actually) just a few feet from the beach.
There is a lovely old dog who sleeps near our place. She is literally mangey, but we've been told not to worry about it. The other folks at the farm seem friendly, but we don't have a good sense of them yet. We'll tell you more soon.