We have a number of ponds on our property. One is fed by the overflow of our catchment. The others are fed by our connection to the Hamakua ditch system. Because of this we have somehow gotten some crayfish in our pond. They have multiplied, not greatly but if you sit awhile by the edge of the pond, they’ll slowly venture out so you can see them. Last week, we set some traps and caught a nice bunch. Because we have mud ponds, we flushed them in fresh water over a couple of days. We then boiled them with some crab boil seasoning and ate them. Crayfish aren’t large, so you have to eat a number of them. They were great especially dipped in some garlic butter. What a nice unexpected treat from our farm.


Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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