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I visited the incredible Dick the Butcher (and rancher/welder/etc) of Joshua Tree yesterday. [He’s pictured above, photo by Stacy Kranitz.] He says he’s in process of closing up shop. Can’t find anyone to do butchering with him—he can’t do it … Continue reading

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DICK THE BUTCHER – photography by Stacy Kranitz

Dick the Butcher (real name: Dick DeRidder) is 73 years old. He’s been butchering since he was 12. He keeps cattle, pigs, bison and other animals on his ten-acre ranch in Joshua Tree. Dick grew up in Chicago. He quit … Continue reading

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A little bit more about how we live out here… 1. CSA A few weeks ago we discovered that Sage Mountain Farm, located about 80 miles away in Hemet, has been delivering organic CSA boxes to civilian and Marine base … Continue reading

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