“Homestead is where the art is.”

Homestead People


Open-mic impresario Jeff Hafler and son Cash
Photo by Doug Storm

Photos on this page are from the Homestead Show ‘n Tell reception and Open Stage at The Palms on February 23, 2008.  A great mix of people, stories, artwork, sticky fingers, music, kids, and dogs!  Thanks to Tina Bluefield and Doug Storm for the pix.


The cracker-cabin table, which was busy all afternoon
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Evangeline Cox, 5,  of Wonder Valley.  Her great-grandmother, Louise Borquez,wrote the Wonder Valley column for the Desert Trail for many years.  Evie brought by the super paper-cabin she had made at Fi-Lox-See to add to the cabin village.
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Gretchen Grunt of Twentynine Palms.  Always ready to party.
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Hanging around the popular corn-popper,
getting ready to start the show 
Photo by Doug Storm


Cathy Allen kicks off the show with Ode to a Shack.
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Ellen Monroe of 29, reading her short story. 
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Nancy Knight of 29 read her own story, If These Boards Could Talk.  She pitched in later to read Marilyn Collier’s much anticipated vampire-in-the-cabin story when Marilyn couldn’t make it.  Both are from the Desert Writers Guild.
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Poet Carl Peter Ripaldi of Johnson Valley is inspired
by life in his newly acquired cabin
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Festival organizer Andy Woods shows off his photos while
making a pitch for donations.
Photo by Tina Bluefield


Fearless Leader Chris Carraher, main organizer for the
Show ‘n Tell.  Note the two clipboards.  
Photo by Tina Bluefield

1 Comment »

  1. What a WONDERful time we had! For me, the show at the Palms was a very proud and important moment. I’m glad we are doing what we can to preserve this amazing history. Rock On Wonder Valley Cabinet! We can’t wait until next year 🙂

    Comment by jeff hafler — March 20, 2008 @ 2:12 am

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