Monday, February 11, 2013

Lo'i Workday

Saturday, February 9, 2013 the Tree Huggers and the MHS Hui Malama visited the Sales and Enos family Lo'i in Hale'iwa. It is a beautiful oasis tucked on the side of the bypass road. Historically, Emerson Road ran along the property and would take you all the way to Matsumoto shave ice. The asphalt remnants we stood on for rest and to put our bags were all that remained of that portion of the old Emerson Road on their property.

The Lo'i has a fresh spring that feeds the land and drains into the neighbor's property as well as the eventually into the Anahulu River and out into the Bay.

With lots of hands to make the work light we spent a couple hours cleaning out the weeds from the patch. The weeds had built up since the last time the family had worked in the lo'i. They mentioned that they usually work once a month in the lo'i but take the holiday months off.

After a couple hours of mud therapy, the family generously provided the workers with lunch and fellowship. Thank you! It was Mr. Horstman's favorite part of the day. He even ranked this as the best Tree Huggers trip because of the food.

See you next month Tree Huggers!