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Update on the Dirt Thing

I caught about 30 minutes of the HGTV coverage of the Rose Parade yesterday, and I just have to say God Bless those people for giving us a) commercial-free coverage, and b) commentaters who actually know things about construction and/or plants. What a breath of fresh air, after decades of watching soap stars read off index cards!

What I did learn is that the reason they don’t use sand on the floats is because it’s a mineral. DUH! Only plant matter! I think maybe loam might qualify as ex-plant matter, but I think it’s probably not a good idea, and the judges might question whether or not any sand or clay got mixed in with it.

So there you go…now we’ve ALL learned something!