Tag Archives: Stephanie Smith

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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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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TYKE

Stephanie got this footage, today, in a nearby wash that ORV riders used to use a lot. They still go in there but not as much. It’s illegal, of course. The riders often argue ‘there’s nothing there, what’s the problem?’ … Continue reading

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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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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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SUNEVER FARMS’ FOOD OASIS-IN-PROGRESS

Here is Stephanie’s plan for the in-progress ‘food oasis’ at our ‘Sunever Farms’ property. Read more at: suneverfarms.com/foodoasis/

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SEED GATHERING IN THE WASH

May Day! What a beautiful morning wandering through nearby washes gathering seeds. I’ve never seen this much abundance. While gathering native seeds for propagation or other uses, I’ve been working on a new approach I’m learning from folks in the … Continue reading

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FARM STRUCTURE PROGRESS NO. 2

Starting to get somewhere — whew, lots of level changes across the slope of this site Follow along: Sunever Farms on Instagram

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FARM STRUCTURE PROGRESS NO. 1

A forest of posts and poles… we rented an auger and dug 60+ holes last week. Now we’re busy setting them all in concrete. Follow along: Sunever Farms on Instagram

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