Digs Revealed

Close ups and descriptions of today’s excavation.

The pretty stuff first:

  • Roller skates
  • Pimento jar (with juice still inside!)
  • Broken plate
  • “Company size” ashtray
  • Stapler
  • Ice cream dish
  • Medicine bottle
  • Decorative metal (plant holder?)
  • Bottle

I’m impressed with ourselves to be able to dig up glass without breaking it. I even dug up a light bulb!

  • Glaze (old school car wax)
  • Feminine hygiene spray

  • Nice and big S-hook
  • Light bulb (in ashtray)
  • Wire, clothes hanger parts, and other metal that I can’t identify

The small thing between the glass jars is a fuse.

Stapler (rust mass in center).

Barbed wire and parts, with other broken metal bits.

Roller skate!!

Ice cream dish. Mom has a whole set in blue.

Like the bottle.

Medicine bottle. Has hash marks of measure.

Old man slipper. Didn’t find the other one.

Shovel head

Shovel handle and drill bit.

Don’t know. This is the upside down view. May be a feeder tray for chickens or ducks.

I’ll glue this back together and see what happens.

Super cool plant hanger. Don’t know where it’s going yet.

After the dig I had hubby run the metal detector over all the work we did today, and up to the previous dig I made early this year. APPEARS that we’ve cleared that portion, just below the shed.

To be continued..


Could Have Broken a Leg!

When you have some land, a simple task can become an adventure! A frequent phrase (terse) in our home begins with “All I wanted to do..” and that is when I need to remember my gratitude.

Hubby and I went down to pull some dead wild grass and trim some tree branches. As I was walking down the hill from the shed, I noticed a deep hole – some plastic bag and landscape tubing was exposed.

When we finished pulling and trimming, I showed hubby the hole. He went into the house to get our neighbor’s metal detector while I began digging.

Found bottles, piping, barbed wire, clothes hangers, decorative metal work, an unbroken lightbulb, glass plates & bowl, tin squares – I think that’s all..

I’ll post more pics, after we’ve sorted and cleaned up stuff a bit. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying a root beer float.

To be continued..

Bunny hole plugged

Summer moved in all the squirrels and bunnies. They have dug holes deeper than last year – and crawling deep under the trees.

Today was a good day.  I pitched all the small and medium sized bricks and rocks from my metal excavation, into the wagon. Left the big ones there. I’m not quite stong enough to pick those up anyway.


Cut up all the termite infested planks that used to be the top of a picnic table. Got to use my portable electric saw. Yay! Put those remnants in the trash can.


Dropped off all the rocks into the hole at the tree. About 18″ deep, covering about a quarter of the base of the tree. Covered that with a wagon full of chippings.  Looks good.