|Horses at the neighbors' place
|Field of onions being harvested.
Planted last fall, each onion is now the size of a large grapefruit
|This field was quiet and empty two days ago. Now it is filled with kneeling workers,
carefully picking onions and placing them into the big crates. A forklift works day and night,
loading the containers onto trucks.
Irrigation water flowing down from the Elephant Butte Dam, about 80 miles to the north
|Pecan trees. The dust in the distance is from the onion harvesting.
|The soil under the pecan trees looks like this between flooding by irrigation
|Back home again to the big scary cactus, started with just two pads 11 years
ago and now about 9 feet tall.