Tag Archives: Joshua Tree

VERNAL EQUINOX UPDATE

We’ve had at least six inches of rain here in the last year, and now the desert is by far the greenest and life-full we’ve seen it in our seven-plus years living here. Exciting, energizing! Says Stephanie: “We’ve had so … Continue reading

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JUNIOR

First snake of the season. Very small, maybe 15 inches…? The animal was in creosote shade, just outside a burrow, near a water pipe here in “our” yard. Very still, barely moved when I tossed a leaf near her. I … Continue reading

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ROGER IN HIS GARDEN

Instagram by Rohini Walker. Local legend Roger Smith leading last Sunday’s desert homestead garden/farm workshop for our Stewards of the Coyote Valley group. Seasoned desert dweller, Roger Smith (what a dude), in his abundant kitchen garden…thank you @cvstewards for organising … 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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FURTHER PROOF OF CONCEPT

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

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WORKING FOR THE FUTURE

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

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BAD NEWS: CA. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO HEAR JOSHUA TREE’S CASE AGAINST DOLLAR GENERAL

David Fick of the Joshua Tree Downtown Business Alliance posted on Facebook: Late today, Friday October 14th, the JT BA has been notified by our legal representation that the State Supreme Court has Denied our Petition for Review of the … 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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COMPANION

Looks like the wild gopher snake really likes ‘our’ ‘yard.’ Cat seems resigned to situation. Mice worried. Lizards freaking out. #desertlife #JoshuaTree

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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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