Desert jujube orchard sunset

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Jujubes are ripening at our small orchard at Sunever Farms. Photo by Stephanie via instagram

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PEACE ON EARTH

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The Tomcat, in the damp soil he likes to be in during the morning heat. Photo by Stephanie.

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DEFENDIN’

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We’re psyched to announce that our signature DEFEND JOSHUA TREE “three fierce coyotes” T-shirts in all Women’s and Men’s sizes are now on sale in downtown Joshua Tree at Joshua Tree Outfitters.

Joshua Tree Outfitters
760.366.1848
61707 29 Palms Hwy (the 62)
Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Defend Joshua Tree shirts are also in stock in Yucca Valley from our friends at The Hoof and the Horn just down the highway in Yucca Valley…

The Hoof and the Horn
55840 29 Palms Hwy
Yucca Valley, California 92284
(760) 365-6100
hoofandthehorn@gmail.com
facebook.com/HoofAndTheHorn

And you can mail order shirts directly from us via our online store: defendjt.bigcartel.com

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ONE OF THE COOLER REPTILES IN THE AREA

A local desert horned lizard, out for a walk this morning. Photos by Stephanie

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AVAILABLE NOW: Portable compost toilet, designed by Stephanie

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Stephanie designed this portable compost toilet and we still have a few left for sale. Here’s why you should buy it:

- Assembles (and disassembles) in minutes, no hardware, stores flat for easy portability

- Drought-friendly — uses no water

- For use anywhere, indoors or outdoors

- No chemicals, no bad scent; smells like the natural biomass (woodchips, sawdust, straw) you compost with

All you need to do is use regular toilet paper, and add appropriate biomass (woodchips, sawdust, straw, etc.) between uses. When full, simply empty the bucket into a dedicated compost pile and follow the humanure waste composting method outlined in the Humanure Handbook. Soon, you’ll have perfectly safe, rich compost for garden and trees.

The kit includes a sturdy sanded and sealed plywood frame, with standard toilet seat. Assembled, the toilet is 18″ wide, 20″ long, 19″ tall. Plywood frame has been cut using a CNC milling machine, and is designed as a flatpak product for easier shipping and storing. No hardware is required for assembly.

Note: 5-gallon bucket not included

Order online via Etsy: click here

Also available in Joshua Tree at The Nourishing Tree

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FOR SALE IN JT: 25-ACRE EUCALYPTUS FARM WITH WELL, CABIN — asking $189K

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Please, could the right somebody buy this: a cabin and garage on a 25-ACRE EUCALYPTUS FARM with working WATER WELL (!!!), not too far from us. The property has been sitting on the market for a while…

Info, lotsa photos: Trulia

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YIKES

Photo by Stephanie, in a nearby wash this morning… Desert iguana in the coils of some kind of ambitious young snake…

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CORRECTION

This grape vine we’ve got going isn’t Thompson Seedless like we thought, it’s Red Flames…

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photo by Stephanie via instagram

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ROOTDOWN

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One of our Olives has reproduced, rooting one of its own branches. Ha. Months spent learning propagation techniques #lettingnaturetakeitscourse

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DESERT HOME COOKING

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Stephanie, Sunever Farms and the Mojave Cooking Club are the subjects of a brief feature (“Desert to Table,” page 52) in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Gather Journal, out now. More info: Gather Journal

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