When Zoe was 14 months old, I quit my job as a software engineer in order to be a full-time SAHM. It was exactly what she needed, and I have no regrets. Within a year of quitting that job, I started a home-based business called Portraits & Pages. I specialized in pregnancy, birthing, and breastfeeding […]
Once again, it’s time to harvest prickly pear fruit. Here are a few photographs of my daughters enjoying picking this year’s harvest. We’re going to have a big crop this year (over the next two or so weeks), so if there is anyone local interested in picking some, please contact me.
All of theses photos were taken on my land in southern Arizona.
These were taken in the Sonoran Desert, Sahuarita, Arizona, in April 2009.
Today’s sunrise inspired me to take a few photographs. Here is a sampling (click here for the first set from last year).
Due to popular demand from my “Enchilada Casserole” post, here is my Vegan-Friendly Prickly Pear Barbeque Sauce recipe. Once I realized that we were going to be able to get a large harvest of prickly pear fruit this past summer, I started reading up on various things people do with prickly pear fruit. Other than […]
My 12 year old daughter has come up with some of the most interesting Halloween costumes over the years. Since she has been old enough to decide her own costumes, she’s been: a black cat (twice), Laa-Laa (from Teletubbies), Madeline, a spotted bat, a computer (with working parts), a Borg, and a scarecrow. But this […]
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is in southern Arizona, right on the U.S./Mexico border. My family and I have been wanting to go there for a while and we recently had the opportunity. What surprised us the most was how few people we saw (only one other vehicle on the 22 mile loop). I was […]
Here is the last of Zoë’s series of Haiku poems for the summer of 2008. Certainly she’ll write more later. 🙂 Click here for PART ONE and here for PART TWO. Tortoise Turtle, terrapin It is neither one of those The desert tortoise Coyote Howls out my window Even though they’re far away They seem […]