OK, so it took me a month to get done. Everything takes me a month to get done, so no big surprise. Here's the list of soap packages--let me know if you're not on it and you ought to be:
Contest Winner K.?
Tomorrow I will list, or link to, the varieties of soaps that went out and give an idea what's in them, since these went unlabelled, but for a hand-written name.
And after the "flood" this weekend, we have startling turtle news to report. You remember that I recently introduced the turtle known as "Number Two." Since then, Alex picked up another one, of a different variety, on the busy highway, and put it in the Turtle Sanctuary beside our house. During the storms, this is what the Turtle Sanctuary looked like:I actually sent Alex out to beat the hostas, looking for Number Two when the water got high.We never found her or (thanks to a helpful reader, we are now able to gender-classify our turtles) or the one Alex rescued, but we did find THESE surprises!Number Three and Number Four! Still no sign of a Number One. But when the waters receeded, Numbers Three and Four were back in hiding, and Number Two magically appeared again. AND, Alex came in from feeding horses tonight and said, "Hey, guess what I saw in the barn? There were two turtles humping!" He interrupted them, hopefully not at a crucial moment, and placed them in the Turtle Sanctuary, and noted that one of them bears yet another number--it could be a '5' or a '6', and the other is unmarked, but is not the one that was picked up off the highway. SO. Now there are at least six turtles in the Turtle Sanctuary, that we know of.
And have I mentioned the tadpoles? About two weeks ago, bazillions of tadpoles appeared in the koi pond. Bella is beside herself, and we're debating the wisdom of capturing some for the purpose of observing their tadpole-to-frog transformation. Any thoughts, Internets? We think they are green tree frogs, leopard frogs, or a combination. The Froggie Serenade out here after dark each night is DEAFENING, and we have yet to see one single frog.