News from Rhiannon
And did I mention yet, our beautiful tea. Our camellia sinensis crop out in big concentric circles came to fruition this spring and summer with four harvests of white tea. We have just picked the last round which is drying on racks downstairs. We have brand new black rice paper bags and labels have just arrived by mail,
so we are ready to get this tea out to you.
If you are interested, please go to the Product Page of the Leo Nani Farms website and you will find instructions for purchasing this subtle,rich tea. And please, while you are there, please join the mailing list for Leo Nani Farms.more.....
We're planting more flowers right now because Janne and I are getting married on the farm October 18, 2015. Small, local, legal wedding with live music, imu (Hawaiian method of slow, wood-fired cooking of meats and vegies in the earth) and ceremony, acknowledging our love and the deep connection with this farm and the blessings that has brought us. For sure there will be Hawaiian music, hula and lots of food and talk story. What a blessing for the farm to have guests here touching the plants, talking to the animals and sharing their farming wisdom of this tropical place.
Ha lau leo nani, the gathering place at Leo Nani Farms, our music teaching studio for me and photography office for Janne, is finally getting through the architect plans, the permitting, and settling on just the right placement on the hill to be sure we feel the Trade Winds and see the mighty Pacific below and Mauna Kea above. We should be in the studio by early 2016. Quite a process, but each delay and change of plans has been leading us to the right building for the music. Our trust has increased and our commitment is steady. Please be welcome in the time ahead to come sing at Leo Nani.
Got sun today so I need to get out there and work in the gardens. From the ducks, chickens, cows, cats and our new baby puppy, Gnocchi, Janne and I send greetings of aloha and the wish that your fall season is fruitful with harvest for all you need to thrive. Bless the world, the women and children, the mothers and fathers, the farmers, the artists, the laborers, the warriors, the immigrants, the stone beings, the tree beings, the plant beings, the four leggeds, the winged ones, the humans, the elements, and all the unseen powers that connect us all.
May peace come and the long awaited rains so that we cherish life endlessly.
Ha Lau Leo Nani - The Gathering Place
Click HERE to learn more about this center for Rhiannon's Vocal River teaching.