CHAPTER 5 ~ RETHINKING THE CHICKEN, THE EGG, AND OTHER MEATY MATTERS
Spring in Hawaii
We do have a change in seasons here in Hawai'i. It's marked by the blooming of trees such as the Jacaranda, seen here in the yard of the HPA Village Campus. After it rains, a carpet of purple blossoms blankets the ground.
We see more calves in spring as well.
This cow seems to be all but ready to give birth.
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Cattle egrets hang out with the cattle. The Hawaiian Board of Agriculture and Forestry and ranchers introduced these birds in the 1950's to help control cattle parasites. The birds peck ticks and flies off the skin of the cows. We often see them sitting on the cows. But I don't see them sitting on the calves - too frisky.
Kathryn fell in love with the ducklings for sale outside one of Honoka'a's dress and gift shops. Yes, they are cute. We told her she could have one, but she'd have to feed, clean, water, and otherwise take care of it. She decided against it.
Another springtime blooming tree is the ohia. The blossoms have red feathery spikes.