Tag Archives: Joshua Tree

MORNING VISITOR

Maybe two feet long, tops. Local snake enthusiasts have not come to a consensus on the animal’s species: Long-nosed? Or King? Advertisements

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BUTCHERY

Local loggerhead shrike has killed some kind of bird and impaled its head on the end of a creosote branch near one of our cabins. There’s a reason these guys are called “butcher birds.” (Incredible video by one of our … Continue reading

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PROGRESS REPORT: SUNEVER FARMS

Almost done! Had my architect hat on all summer. Farmstand, greenhouse, production kitchen and trailer office. Whew. Can’t wait to show you. And if you need cool stuff built in the high desert, Aaron Wood and Harrison Fraley are your … Continue reading

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HOMESTEAD CAMP CABIN TIME

Our Homestead Camp Cabin (pictured above, at a recent sunset) is available for rent to peaceful travelers. It’s like camping in the desert — only you don’t need to bring any camping gear, you have a built shelter to sleep … Continue reading

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FALL IS FINALLY HERE

(photo by Angela de la Agua) Daylight temps are finally falling after a very long, very hot and humid summer out here. Nighttime is gorgeous, it’s warm and pleasant enough that you can still sleep outside. Ah, autumn! We still … Continue reading

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OBSERVE YOUR STEP

Almost stepped on this lady yesterday morning 920am underneath one of our jujube trees at Sunever Farms. Literally jumped backwards out of my sandals. She never rattled, never shifted out of her coil. I got my sandal back with a … Continue reading

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ENRICHING THE HABITAT

The folks at Native Seeds/SEARCH are the real deal. Amazing selection of desert adapted seeds of all kinds, including rare kitchen garden edibles cultivated by Native Americans in the southwest. A nonprofit with a mission of crop diversity and regional … Continue reading

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DATE PALMS FROM MIGUEL

Our neighbor Miguel just gave us 3 female Date Palms, volunteers from his mother tree that have already started producing fruit. What a special gift as only 1 in 10 Palms are fruit-bearing females. Date growing is very science-y and … 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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NEW QUARTERS

Stephanie says: Not the gorgeous shot we typically aim for, but wildlife photography is tough folks! What’s important here: We are welcoming our first desert tortoise to the food oasis at Sunever Farms. She’s built her burrow in a swale … Continue reading

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