April 27: Mrs. Ace update
Meanwhile, under the window

BIG snapping turtle


    As my wife and I walked in the Celery Farm on Thursday, we came across this sight in the Allendale Brook.

   It's hard to judge size in this photo, but imagine a manhole cover.

   Most large snapping-turtle seemed banged up a bit, but this one looked like it has been through a war or two.

   The big question is whether the turtle is dead or alive.

   If he's not there next time we walk in that direction, we're guessing he's alive.

   If there's a foul stench coming from the Allendale Brook, then it's time to get out the shovel.