Red winter wheat garden, grown in composted soil under some leftover Agribon floating row cover, no watering. Grew in very thick and strong, photo doesn’t quite do it justice. The cover kept birds from eating the wheat seed, mice and … Continue reading
Posted in garden, homesteading, North Joshua Tree, plants, Stewards of the Coyote Valley, Sunever Farms, water
Tagged Coyote Valley Stewards, Joshua Tree, kitchen garden, red winter wheat, Roger Smith
Our first desert tortoise sighting of the spring yesterday came via one of our guests at our Sonora Homesteader cabin, who snapped the pretty photo above. This fella was out in the wash on BLM land next to the cabin. … Continue reading
This is a workshop to help us write letters to the Bureau of Land Management about keeping off-road vehicle (ORV) routes off BLM and other land in our Joshua Tree neighborhoods. If you don’t want a fleet of ORVs driving … Continue reading
Drying out some of the jujubes we just harvested from our small orchard—“Sunever Farms”—here in northern Joshua Tree. Sweet!!! More news from Sunever Farms soon — Stephanie has a plan…
Above: a wild desert tortoise walking in BLM land in North Joshua Tree. Photo by Stephanie Smith, April 29, 2015. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to radically increase the amount of land in Joshua Tree (and the … Continue reading
Posted in blight, Defend Joshua Tree, North Joshua Tree, ORVs, tortoise
Tagged BLM, Center for Biological Diversity, Copper Mountain Mesa, Joshua Tree, Morongo Basin Conservation Association, ORV, ORV Watch, Pat Flanagan
Above: More than a hundred acres of pristine north Joshua Tree desert wilderness have already been scraped, fenced off and covered in solar panels by Sun Edison Solar to prop up an ass-backwards energy strategy. Imagine another one of these … Continue reading
We bought another small, old, local cabin for dirt cheap at the County tax sale last week. Stephanie will rehab it.
The manifesto-ish text we wrote that was printed in Wilder Quarterly last year has been reprinted in snazzy German magazine The Weekender as an 11-page (!!) feature, with photographs by Elizabeth Weinberg. We’re also on the cover (!?!)…
Recent guests at one of our cabins here in Joshua Tree left this sweet thank you note/installation… Be our guest: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/862040
Stephanie spotted these tracks early Wednesday morning on Sonora near Sunkist here in North Joshua Tree. Bobcat? Mountain lion?