After Mass this morning, a friend was commenting on my blog, and she wondered if the photos in my previous posting were those of a tortoise, not a turtle. Well, I just checked that out for the shell of it and this is what I discovered. It appears that my photo was indeed of a tortoise. If the back legs are webbed, it's a turtle; if the back legs are stumpy as with an elephant, it's a tortoise. Who knew? Anyway, here's another fun fact to file away in your memory bank. . . a group of turtles is called a "bale of turtles."
One last thing, my composter is fully assembled. As I mentioned in my last post, I thought I would need to ask a neighbor for help with the turning mechanism as I just couldn't seem to figure it out. Well, after a good night's sleep, I headed out once again with my trusty screwdrivers and wrenches and low and behold I was able to figure the last part out. Yes! Persistence pays off! Now without further ado, here is my new composter, Tah Dah!
Isn't it a beauty? It turned out to be a lot larger than I expected, but I rolled it behind this large forsythia bush so it is tucked out of view.