Sunday, April 11, 2021

Disappointment at a local farm


It was a pleasant spring day in the mid 50's today and I worked a permission on a farm that has been owned by the same family for at least 3 generations.  I went around the outside of the barns and found very little of interest.  In the vehicle (not farm equipment) parking area I found lots of modern coins, many were "stinkin' Lincolns" that were rotted out.  The metal plate is from a "submersible sewage pump" - typical for a farm I guess.  Some .22 shells, a broken spoon and brass hose sprayer.

It was a pleasant hour and a half despite lackluster finds.  It's just nice to get out in the sun and get into the zone.  Metal detecting is a lot like fishing - you don't necessarily expect to catch fish.  It's just a relaxing way to be outdoors.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

First dig of 2021, more coins at the playground


Today is the first time I got out and did some serious metal detecting since last October.  I ended the season last year by finding 59 dimes spilled in the playground, so I thought I would go back.  The kids in this neighborhood clearly have money to spill!  This time I found half dollar, a US quarter and a Canadian quarter and other coins.  Not shown are the assorted nails, bottle caps and other garbage that I removed to protect the kids.

I'm looking forward to finding more cool stuff this year!