WHEN LOOKING DOWN COUNTS
They are comparing it to the California Gold Rush-the search for meteor pieces and ironically near the original California gold fields.
$1000 a gram is apparently the going price and according to a great LA Times article the mood and vibe up around Lotus Park and El Dorado County is reminiscent of the Gold Rush indeed. Prospectors, hunters, investors, hustlers are all scouring over the countryside and jamming bars and motels. The 4-5 Billion year old meteor pieces are obviously rare and thus highly in demand. The plot thickens.
HILL SIDE GARDENING
Our home on a ridge doesn't afford much flat space for the kind of Indiana gardening we used to enjoy. So, we borrowed a page from those who do hill side terrace gardening and have created a bit of flat space.
Lana is doing remarkable work in replacing ice plant with other succulent plantings on the slope.
With the loan of a good old Midwestern Roto Tiller from our Indiana ex pat friend Mike Griffin, we've "flattened" a bit of the hilltop. We tilled the slope until we had enough plowed soil to smooth out and level.
We have named this bit of newly flat ground
Stay tuned for "garden updates."
See you down the trail.