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OUT OF BRUMATION

First wild desert tortoise sighting of the season! Probably dazed and enthused over all the vegetation — it’s the most verdant spring we’ve experienced since we started living here full-time in 2010. Chomp chomp. Advertisements

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SITTING PRETTY

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HOW THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN AFFECTS JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Park Superintendent David Smith: “The campgrounds and park will stay open per directions from the Administration, but no staff will be available to check visitors in or charge fees. … All visitor centers and restrooms will be closed and all … Continue reading

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JANITOR

JANITOR Walking across ’empty’ desert wilderness hearing ladder-backed woodpecker at woodwork on old standing Joshua tree, making a home. Now, picking up beer cans and product wrappers and other human trash Yes, even here #joshuatree

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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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FRUIT TREES IN THE HI-DESERT

Here’s a bit of info on the fruit trees that are doing well for us. We buy online from Bay Laurel Nursery: baylaurelnursery.com They are fantastic. We order in fall and they ship bare root trees in February. I usually … 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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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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YOU SEE THE SMOKE FROM ITS BREATH AS IT COMES ALIVE

From noahpurifoy.com/donate/ … “Become a Preservation Partner by donating $100 or more. As a special thanks, we will send you a Steidl reproduction copy of NOAH PURIFOY: HIGH DESERT, a three-volume catalog Noah Purifoy himself fabricated with photographs and writings … Continue reading

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GRAZIE

We are so fortunate to receive so many lovely guests at our cabins who support our long-term project… jthomesteader.com/manifesto

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