Category Archives: Joshua Tree

TEMPORARY GREENHOUSE ZONE

I rigged up a temporary greenhouse sitch while I await construction of the real thing. It actually works pretty well and fun (drought tolerant, edible/useful) things are already popping up — Chaste Tree, Hopi Tobacco, Red Fairy Duster, Mojave Aster … Continue reading

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BIG BUDS AND BLOSSOMS

First bloom on this Joshua tree since we moved into this house in January, 2012… First bloom on this Joshua tree since we moved into this house in January 2012! #desertlife #joshuatree @jthomesteader A post shared by Jay Babcock (@jaywbabcock) … Continue reading

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STEPHANIE’S BEEN VISITING NURSERIES

Stephanie says: “I’ve been to some dreamy nurseries over the past few weeks sourcing plants for the Sunever Farms food forest. This one is Randy Myers Nurseries in Sky Valley (wholesale, but in his words ‘I’ll sell to anyone who … Continue reading

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BAD NEWS FOR JOSHUA TREE

Via Defend Joshua Tree website… VERY BAD NEWS: JOSHUA TREE LOSES TO DOLLAR GENERAL FORCES AT STATE COURT OF APPEAL Last week the 4th Appellate District Division 2 State Court of Appeal reversed Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance’s 2014 victory … Continue reading

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STOP INDUSTRIAL SOLAR SPRAWL IN JOSHUA TREE WILDLIFE CORRIDOR JUST OUTSIDE OF NATIONAL PARK

This is a fundraiser to appeal the Planning Commission’s recent misguided approval of a proposed 115-acre industrial solar farm on Sunfair. We are appealing the decision to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, where we have a much better … Continue reading

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GARDENING

Prepping a new raised bed with compost #desertgardening @jaywbabcock A post shared by Sunever Farms (@suneverfarms) on Mar 25, 2016 at 11:17am PDT Flash-harvested the last of our kitchen garden swiss chard. Beat the heat! The stems are really good … Continue reading

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YELLOW GRASSHOPPER NYMPH IN THE ROSEMARY

Spotted this extraordinary grasshopper nymph yesterday outside our vegetable garden in a rosemary bush… Yellow (!?!) cricket inside rosemary bush. #JoshuaTree @jthomesteader A post shared by Jay Babcock (@jaywbabcock) on Feb 13, 2016 at 3:30pm PST It was dutifully added … Continue reading

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BATTLE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL – UPDATE

We’re headed into 2016, over four years since this battle begun, and we’re still winning. Here’s the latest from local radio station 107.7: BATTLE LINES UNCLEAR IN JOSHUA TREE DOLLAR GENERAL DISPUTE November 17th, 2015 The effort to stop the … Continue reading

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SELF-POLLINATING (from Desert Oracle No. 1)

Originally published in Desert Oracle No. 1 (Spring 2015) “Letter From North Joshua Tree” by Jay Babcock SELF-POLLINATING November 11, 2014 I’m composing this missive from beneath our desert ash tree. Watering the Joshua tree, watching the male finches zip … Continue reading

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