/ July 12, 2016 /
This past weekend was the Hawaii State Farm Fair at Kualoa Ranch. Usually, my dad’s farm has a booth there where we sample papayas. However, we’ve been sold out the last several weeks so we aren’t able to host it. It’s actually great that we are selling all of our papayas, including the off grade ones.
This year, I helped man the booth for the Hunting Farming Fishing Association instead. I’m one of the founders of this volunteer run group to help protect the rights of those user groups and to educate the public about what we do. I spent nearly 20 hours this weekend getting it put together and talking to hundreds of people.
The first day there was spent figuring out the crowd and talking story with folks. We had kids coloring and asking lots of questions about hunting and fishing. On the second day, I decided to get more sophisticated and brought my Indian corn and a cotton boll.
When kids were eyeing the lollipops we had our, I’d show them my cotton boll to see if they knew what it was. Nearly a third of the kids and quite a few adults had no idea what it was. I’d let them handle it and they still had no idea. Several answered that it was a sheep and the soft part was wool!
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