Day Trip to White Sands National Monument

Over this past Thanksgiving weekend, Mr Metawitches and I took a day trip from Albuquerque down to the White Sands National Monument. The monument is adjacent to Alamogordo, NM and White Sands Missile Range, which will be familiar to history buffs as the location of the Trinity Site, where the first atomic blast in history …

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Tucson, AZ and Saguaro National Park Weekend Trip

Over Labor Day weekend 2017 (the 1st weekend in September) we visited Saguaro National Park and stayed in Tucson, AZ. We'd waited until September to take this trip in hopes of avoiding the worst of the summer heat, but Mother Nature had other ideas, so we were out with the cacti and lizards in the 100˚+ …

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The Adventures of Max and Koko, 2 Dogs in the Duke City

This is Max (below). He's very old, going on 15. He's usually in this position, in other words, sleeping, unless someone says his name and the word "walk' in the same sentence. Then suddenly he's a puppy again. Otherwise he's within 5 feet of wherever I am in the house or yard, 10 feet at …

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Albuquerque Old Town Salsa Fiesta

Today, 9/9/17, Albuquerque held its annual Salsa Fiesta in Old Town, the preserved section of an early part of the city, now dedicated to tourism and street festivals. The Salsa Fiesta included live music all afternoon in the plaza, and local salsa vendors making fresh salsa on site for today's competition for best salsa. Tasting …

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How I Made a Rustic Trellis Using Sticks from the Yard and Wire

Last spring we had our metal porch roof replaced. The roof is now much sturdier and doesn't leak. However, the old roof had the benefit of having vintage metal scrollwork porch supports, which I had painted periwinkle blue, instead of their original black. They made perfect trellises for annual vines to grow on. Now, we …

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Welcome to DesertWitches

We are Cathy and Sarah, a mother and daughter pair who live in the high desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This blog will be the place for us to post our lighthearted, frivolous hobby and interest sorts of posts. Some of our interests include gardening, travel, wildlife watching, cooking, painting furniture, chickenkeeping, music, and trying out homemade personal care recipes.