Author Archives: Stephanie Smith
Shoot. 60-mile wind blew down my yurt greenhouse. Yeah it was meant to be temporary but still, bad timing as we’re below zero most nights. Got all my little babies inside the house til Feb. I say: 2016 be gone! … Continue reading
Spotted the other morning outside our house in the potato patch… More info: http://www.desertusa.com/reptiles/western-banded-gecko.html
May Day! What a beautiful morning wandering through nearby washes gathering seeds. I’ve never seen this much abundance. While gathering native seeds for propagation or other uses, I’ve been working on a new approach I’m learning from folks in the … Continue reading
When I die bury me under a ‘Royal Purple’ Smoke Tree (Cotinus coggygria). As seen at the Water Awareness Garden (created by the Desert Crossroads Garden Club). One of the many secret pleasures you’ll find in the very small farming … Continue reading
We’ve decided to order all of our kitchen garden seeds from Native Seed Search (nativeseeds.org). They only do crops for arid lands, southwest growing, many are heirloom and/or native American. We’re ordering warm and cool season collections, $30, with 12 … Continue reading
Starting to get somewhere — whew, lots of level changes across the slope of this site Follow along: Sunever Farms on Instagram
A forest of posts and poles… we rented an auger and dug 60+ holes last week. Now we’re busy setting them all in concrete. Follow along: Sunever Farms on Instagram
Yesterday we started construction. The only thing to show for it is this crazy color-coded plan diagram, superimposed over a blurry google map of the farm. Actual progress shots coming soon!
Spent the afternoon under the palms at Oasis of Mara (on the grounds of the 29 Palms Inn). Yes, that’s a houseboat, and a turtle sunning on a log, ha!
We have two fig trees going now — still pretty small, but fruiting. Easy to grow out here, can handle greywater. So, what to do with our fresh fig bumper crop… Maybe roast in cast iron with garlic feta cheese…?