This past weekend, Papa Paz worked in the hot summer heat, amending the poor soil on the hillside at Wienie Dog Hill, to prepare for fall planting and to help me realize my greatest dream: to create a heavenly herb garden. It's not fall yet and probably a bit too warm to be planting; but, with careful tending and mindful watering, the plants should survive these hot Temecula summer days. I have studied all the herb books in my library and have researched all kinds of herb varieties. This a work in progress: planning, picking, and finally planting carefully selected herbs and flowers. So far, I have put in one of each of the following: Barbeque Rosemary, Coronation Gold yarrow, French lavender, white sage, Echinacea (White Pow Wow), a miniature white rose bush, and a Lamb's Ear plant. The soil is just perfect, thanks to Ray's good efforts, so now it remains for me to be patient and see how everything grows. More likely than not, I'll be moving plants around like musical chairs until I find just the right balance.