The St. Clair Saga

When we moved to Muleshoe in 1980, one of the prominent stores on Main Street was St. Clair’s Department Store and we met many members of this extended family. As I have written stories about Muleshoe and the country club and golf course, that St. Clair name would...

A Nice Surprise from Turbinicarpus Horripilus

I brought home a nice Turbinicarpus horripilus gold spines from the CCSA (Cactus and Succulent Society of America) convention last year in San Luis Obispo, planted it in a dish garden, and then  got busy doing other things and didn’t look at it very closely as I...

Blue Barrel Cactus Make a Beautiful Bloom

Echinocactus horizonthalonius, sometimes called eagle claw or blue barrel and sometimes mistaken for Echinocactus texensis, the horse crippler,  is native to the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts, northern Mexico and the Trans-Pecos area of Texas. I have six...

A Graduation to Remember

After too many postponements and recanted bureaucratic decisions to count, grandson Korben Kron, a 2020 senior at Texico (New Mexico) High School, participated in a COVID-19 style outdoor graduation ceremony Sunday, May 17th, in Clovis, New Mexico, in the Faith...

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