Easter and bunnies, they go together, but why? That is the question. Several of our most important Christian holidays have some connection with pagan celebrations, and the reason for this is that early Christians had to do all they could to draw people away from the old ways of worshiping the created rather than the Creator. To make a long story short and to get to the purpose of this blog, the prolific bunny was a symbol of fertility and new life. Christians grabbed onto the new life part and eventually a story about a bunny who laid colored eggs in spring evolved and came to us from the Germans. So when you are talking Easter bunnies and colored eggs at Easter time remember the resurrection of Jesus who conquered death and gives us new life, much like the new beginnings we see with every spring. I saw this sign today: Silly Rabbit, Easter is for Jesus.
All that to say I thought it would be a good time to share a blog about Zac’s Rabbits in Hawaii. Zac and Anita and I go back to the mid 60’s when we lived in Hawaii and I stood up for them at their wedding. They stayed in Hawaii, and raised their family there. What amazes me is that Zac started his business in his own back yard. Let me take you there.
We left the lovely Luana Hotel, which is right around the corner from Saratoga Road, in our spiffy rent a car. We were driving to the area near Barbours Point and we had many scenic views along the way.
This is a close up of the velvet rippled mountains that I love.
Basically we followed our noses and the address on Lisa’s wonder phone and found Zac’s Rabbitry. He and his family have lived here for quite a number of years. The property is hedged in on all sides and when the small house needed expanding, they lifted the house and added a basement. Then Zac went on to make his small back yard more efficient.
You would be amazed, as I was, about the many eco systems he has going on right here in his back yard. He grows plenty of rabbit and people food, giving us a taste of several different plants. He also has his own equipment to process manure into fertilizer and rabbits tucked into ever available corner.
Easter Bunnies for sure!
They are cute and cuddly and we even got to pet some of them as Zac placed them into our hands. There were babies (aren’t there always babies) and those were the ones that were most available to hold.
Look at these cuties, see the different varieties.
After the tour we took off to places unknown. Zac took us to a turtle bay, where we saw no turtles but a lot of beauty.
More beauty as we head up the coast
looking out to Kaiena Point, the furthermost point on the island with no road around it.
Another great day in paradise, with one more stop. Would not want to forget this one!
Bye Zac and Anita, thanks for your Hawaiian Hospitality. Happy Easter to all.