Well, as you may know, planting asparagus means digging really deep and wide trenches. Because our garden is a worm festival, I dug it all with a little hand scoop. Who wants to cut apart worms.
As I was turning over scoop after scoop of wormy earth, a gigantic orb or white corpulent flesh emerged. It totally freaked me out - and my daughter too! It was a huge toad!
This toad had hibernated in my garden. He was really pale (from lack of sun for 4 months?) but otherwise alive and kicking - though still very much in the mood to sleep.
I planted the asparagus and buried the toad back in the ground. Hopefully I put him right side up!