Driving out this week to plant a few more agave, this C130 Hercules was flying straight at me on Soda Lake Road and at first it looked like a large raptor, but as it got closer I could see it was a plane flying very low and slow. I forget about the modern world when I am out in the Carrizo until something like this happens.
My buddy Fidel was out earlier in the week and planted the 60 agave that I had taken up a couple weeks ago and the 1 acre hexagonal agave plantation is taking form. I added 15 variegated agave and between what we have planted there and others around the property, we are well over 150 agave that will one day be harvested, roasted, distilled and bottled into sweet nectar.
Not many flowers to be seen this year due to the fact that we have only recorded just a little over 3" of rainfall this season. I see many online posts from people that are not very happy with the superbloom bust, but maybe the desert just needs a year of rest.
A Family Site
A place where we can share our adventures in the Carrizo Plain