Maui Country Living
What a happy sight to see gorgeous flowers, sweeping vistas, blue blue ocean from grassy, green pastures high on the slopes of Haleakala. I smile when I look at this bouquet of lavender at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm. Our guests from all over the world love nature and how the beauty of the land restores the soul and spirit.
Maui has such diversity that not everyone knows… We love to travel off the beaten path to the small towns and back roads of Up Country as well as the farms that are well known. It brings the country to life.
We see fields of cabbage, lettuces, kale, onions, strawberries and lavender,while recollecting on the old days of Maui and what life was like growing up in the sixties. My husband Ricky is Portuguese and his ancestors arrived on Maui in the 1880’s to work the sugar cane.
He loves to tell our guests about the original camps composed of different cultures that worked in the fields.
Kula Country Farms petunias… This is country…
Maui Gold Pineapple field… What an amazing sight to see a pineapple on every plant row after row. They’re beautiful. If Hali’i Maile Pineapple Company hadn’t secured the lease of twelve hundred acres of the original Maui Pineapple Company land, there would be no more pineapple on Maui nor Pineapple Wines at Maui’s Winery.
Another day of life in the country…Marilyn Jansen Lopes
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