Life in New Mexico


Gwynyfyr inspects the nearly finished job

On Fridays, I’m going to be sharing photos and ramblings of living in New Mexico, and also of pulling my life together.  It’s coming into Winter so I have to move on getting the snow fence up to keep snow back from the house this year.  I started with Tom’s brother Larry helping to set the posts, then I got the wire up. Now I’ve added snow fencing and some barricades along the bottom so I’ll have areas to plant behind the wind break.  What’s left now is securing the snow fencing so it’s not so saggy, and adding a narrow gate down the long side.  I’m trying to use found material wherever possible.

Kinda saggy but getting there

marigold bud

marigold half opened

I planted late season marigolds in the old horse feeder and have enjoyed watching them grow from much closer than before.  This is a marigold just before it opens.  Pretty neat, huh?


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3 responses to “Life in New Mexico

  1. trish taylor

    good job Mona!


  2. livrancourt

    I like the light lemon color of that marigold better than the brighter orange ones. It’s really pretty. Good luck with the snow fence!


    • Thanks! The fence is nearly done but it’s far too windy today to work on it. The marigolds I found in a nursery, fully grown, since I didn’t get any seeds into the ground in time. I’ve had to bring the Mandevilla vine in since the nights are getting colder but I found a pot of maroon mini chrysanthemums to take their place.


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