Slowing down and enjoying life: B and H Farm’s Michael Hayley and Precille Boisvert

I visited B and H Farm on an overcast spring morning. There was a noticeable chill in the air that could be expected at their 2,300-foot elevation in South Kona. About 20 minutes above the highway, a one-lane, partially paved road took me to a lovely farm that Michael Hayley and Precille Boisvert have enjoyed for nearly 25 years. Though high temperatures will hit Kailua as summer approaches, they report that temperatures over 80 degrees are rare at their farm even late in the season.

The origin of Father’s Day

Father’s Day has been celebrated for over 100 years in the United States. It was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane, Washington, at the local YMCA in 1910. Her father, William Jackson Smart, was a Civil War veteran who raised his six children as a single parent. In Catholic countries of Europe it has been celebrated as St. Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages.

Island Life: Island glow

A sunset with a slice of moon above Kawaihae and Pu’ukoholā Heiau on June 12. (Billy Kilmer/Community contributor)

Lamb curry in a hurry

For this quick meal, I used curry powder from the supermarket spice section. Strictly speaking, prepared curry powder doesn’t really exist in India. Good cooks prefer to make their own blend of spices using the freshest ingredients. The curry powder found in the markets should be used within three to four months. After that it loses some of its flavor.