Tag Archives: Joshua Tree

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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THE KITCHEN GARDEN OUT BACK

Takes some doing to get set up but yeah it is totally possible to grow vegetables in the desert in the wintertime. Whole lotta arugula. Plus carrots, beets, pole beans, speckled lettuce, potatoes, mugwort (!) and other stuff. Radishes have … Continue reading

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NOTHING BEATS NATURAL WATER

This Texas sage by our house went into full Rose Parade float mode as a direct consequence of a late October rainstorm. Nothing beats natural water.

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PAW PRINTS

Rain makes it easier to see tracks in the sand.

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FUNCTIONING ECOLOGY

Hanging in the shade, guarding the compost bin, or: Awaiting customers (mice, squirrels, desert rats) #joshuatree #greenmojave #rattlesnake #functioningecology

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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?

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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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