Tag Archives: Joshua Tree

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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SUNDOWN AT THE CAMP CABIN

The scene during sundown last week at our Joshua Tree Homestead Camp Cabin, as photographed by our guest Patrick. Be our guest at this cabin campsite… https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5142780

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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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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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