I went through the exact same routine with the guy back in June with the peppers, salt, pistachios, etc. He certainly is an interesting character with some unique spiritual beliefs. I listened to him for about half an hour also. He has an interesting friend as well… as we were talking the friend looked over my shoulder and stated "Look at the moon… it’s all broken" in his Cheech and Chong-style voice. I turned around and it was a wisp of cloud in the bright blue sky. Chimayo is a neat place and I hope you stopped at Leona’s.