I got a nice offer from loyal reader Pete S to buy the brass we’re finding in the big quartz chunks around here (see my April 2 post), but the neighbors, who also read the blog, beat him to it. This saves my having to haul it all down to a scrap metal dealer. Oh, wait—there's another neighbor at the door. He bought a chunk of brass a few days ago. Wow! He just drove up in a brand new Bentley convertible! How can he afford a new car and still keep buying all this brass? The cattle business must be good this year.