Prickly Pear

Who would have known such a prickly looking plant with pretty blooms was such a treasure trove?  The Prickly Pear cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) not only looks cool, but it is edible! Apparently there are health benefits to including this crazy plant in your diet. You can eat the flat paddle like leaves known as Nopal … Continue reading Prickly Pear

Wall Art

Finally hung some wall art in our house. Matted and framed my watercolor copy of Emily Richmond’s famous Peppers still life. She’s my favorite artist. I wish I lived closer to her so she could be my art teacher!

One Year Mark

Well, yesterday marked the one year anniversary in our house.  We have come a long way since move in day. The latest excitement is new ceilings!  You have no idea how much I disliked those pink ceilings.  This past year has taught us how to wallpaper, install flooring, plumb a kitchen, and garden.  It has… Continue reading One Year Mark