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JT HOMESTEADER ON HUNKER

Really great photos of Stephanie’s design work on our JT Homesteader cabin project, with some quotes from both of us about the ethic/concept. See: https://www.hunker.com/13709524/the-new-hometeliers-jt-homesteader Advertisements

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BUTCHERY

Local loggerhead shrike has killed some kind of bird and impaled its head on the end of a creosote branch near one of our cabins. There’s a reason these guys are called “butcher birds.” (Incredible video by one of our … Continue reading

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PLEASE HELP THIS FAMILY

We are trying to help our friend Paul and his six-week-old son Joe deal with this unimaginable tragedy. Melanie was a radiant joy and an inspiration to us all. Please donate if you’re able. Info below. https://www.gofundme.com/emergency-infant-care-fund-for-baby-joe “The Hi-Desert community … Continue reading

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HOMESTEAD CAMP CABIN TIME

Our Homestead Camp Cabin (pictured above, at a recent sunset) is available for rent to peaceful travelers. It’s like camping in the desert — only you don’t need to bring any camping gear, you have a built shelter to sleep … Continue reading

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FALL IS FINALLY HERE

(photo by Angela de la Agua) Daylight temps are finally falling after a very long, very hot and humid summer out here. Nighttime is gorgeous, it’s warm and pleasant enough that you can still sleep outside. Ah, autumn! We still … Continue reading

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OBSERVE YOUR STEP

Almost stepped on this lady yesterday morning 920am underneath one of our jujube trees at Sunever Farms. Literally jumped backwards out of my sandals. She never rattled, never shifted out of her coil. I got my sandal back with a … Continue reading

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POST NO. 401

This blog isn’t as active as it once was, but that’s mainly cuz we’re doing other stuff elsewhere, and not everything quite fits the theme here, such as it is/was. Here’s where else you can find us: Stephanie is active … Continue reading

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NEW QUARTERS

Stephanie says: Not the gorgeous shot we typically aim for, but wildlife photography is tough folks! What’s important here: We are welcoming our first desert tortoise to the food oasis at Sunever Farms. She’s built her burrow in a swale … Continue reading

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TYKE

Stephanie got this footage, today, in a nearby wash that ORV riders used to use a lot. They still go in there but not as much. It’s illegal, of course. The riders often argue ‘there’s nothing there, what’s the problem?’ … Continue reading

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JAY INTERVIEWED BY ERIK DAVIS ON PRN’S ‘EXPANDING MIND’ RADIO SHOW

60-minute internet radio show archived here, stream or download: http://prn.fm/expanding-mind-desert-homesteading-03-23-17/

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