Ever heard of a spikeless coconut harvest? We have not, until this year.  By not using spikes on shoes to climb the tree, the coconut palm trimmer does not hurt the tree, only gives it a haircut. A “buzz” in our case.

Take a look…

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We learned today that this new technique of harvesting the coconuts was imported into Maui from the mainland by a man who saw hunters there use it to spot the game. Before shooting it, of course.

So this Maui surfer thought, “hey, why not use it to save the trees?”

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It is ironic, isn’t it, that something that was invented to facilitate the ease of ANIMAL KILLING, has been converted into a TREE HUGGING endeavor.

Three cheers for that Maui guy! And for David and Jill, our coconut trimmers who introduced us to this new technique today.


You can see Elizabeth picking up the last of the debris. I hauled the big palm fronzes two at a time, to the new steep slope that I opened up during my Lumberjack Challenge, some 200 yards away.   Now it is a wonderful place for our big bio-trash.

But it took a lot of effort. Those big fronds weigh in excess of 100 pounds each.  Hauling them was hard enough, but heaving them from the ridge down the steep ravine was even more challenging.  For, I had to be careful not to follow them down into the abyss. 🙂

Anyway, it’s now done. And we have finished our heavy laboring just in time for the Labor Day weekend. 🙂

Happy Labor Day!

In recognition of this end-of-summer national holiday in the U.S., the Rainbow Shower (tree) after which the Rainbow Shower (property) was named has started to bloom.


Go figure… the tree is starting to bloom just as we are getting into autumn. Must be of Australian heritage. 🙂 You see, this is the time Down Under when their winter is ending, and the Spring is about to spring.

Author: ALTZAR

Bob Altzar Djurdjevic is a writer, musician, video maker, thrice-ordained Inca-shaman, geopolitical commentator, business analyst, playwright-producer... He is also founder of non-profit organizations Stewards of the Earth (https://www.facebook.com/groups/gaiastewards) and Truth in Media (https://www.facebook.com/groups/truthinmedia.org/) ALTZAR shares his time between Maui, Hawaii and Scottsdale, Arizona. You can follow his blog at http://djurdjevic.wordpress.com/ and his travelogues at https://yinyangbob.wordpress.com/). Bob had also worked as a business consultant and advisor to top executives of large multinational computer companies for 36 years (1978-2014). He had spent 8 years working for IBM prior to starting his own business in 1978.


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