Tag Archives: Joshua Tree

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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FIRST FRUIT

FIRST FRUIT. The ‘food oasis’ is officially live. A super-sweet Pakistani King Mulberry. Note: Not just live for the first time this year but for the first time E V E R #desertfood #foodforest #foodoasis #droughttolerantfarm #mulberry #springfruit #joshuatree

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TEMPORARY GREENHOUSE ZONE

I rigged up a temporary greenhouse sitch while I await construction of the real thing. It actually works pretty well and fun (drought tolerant, edible/useful) things are already popping up — Chaste Tree, Hopi Tobacco, Red Fairy Duster, Mojave Aster … Continue reading

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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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