January 27, 2010|Cynthia Saylor|Agents: In the Community
In a previous post, we took a look at the history of ranching in Hawaii and shared photos of our tour of Anna Ranch Heritage Center. Today, we are "talking" with Lora Ayers, one of our Hilo agents, who lives on a working ranch in East Hawaii. Here are some excerpts from our conversation with Lora:
Will you describe your Mountain View ranch for us?
We've owned Kahealani Ranch in Mountain View since 2000. The ranch is family-owned and operated--my daughter, who is a nurse, and my son-in-law, a general contractor, live here and help with the day-to-day operations. We have about 48 acres of land, two homes, one horse barn, one covered riding arena, stock pens, and one shop. Before we purchased the ranch, we had horses, but boarded them.
Right now, we have 6 horses. We breed two of the mares and raise and train reining horses and cutting cow horses. We also run cattle. We have 16 head of Angus/Hereford cows, 14 wean-offs (all... Read More
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