Treasure Tuesday 6/11/2019

This Treasure Tuesday takes place at my great aunt’s house. ๐Ÿ™‚

The first discovery was that the roses were blooming. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Aren’t they lovely? ๐Ÿ’–

I couldn’t get enough of them.

This was with the flash to really bring them out.

And the grass was pretty too.

I really liked the clovers.

Haha, I probably took too many of those. ๐Ÿ˜… These were the best shots.

It was a beautiful day! This is a shot of the area I was metal detecting in:

After taking photos, I pulled out the metal detector. ๐Ÿ˜€

We also found what we think are wild onions. I wanted to start a batch of them here, so I pulled some up. (I didn’t find the spark plug or the rachet – those are there because we kept having spark plug issues in the lawn mower.) But anyway, the finds!

My first key! ๐Ÿ˜€ Coins! I knew it might be a great hunt when the first thing I dug was a dime. 1965. One year off from being a silver coin! One of the pennies was 1959 – one year off from being a wheat cent.

Also pull tabs. And tin foil. I am really starting to detest that stuff. But that’s how it goes. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Some sort of blade. (Now I understand why people wear gloves while metal detecting – it’s not just to keep the hands from getting dirty it’s to protect from finding something sharp! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) Some sort of overall clip thing? It looks like it might slip over a button? Some sort of aluminum pieces. And a rusty nail. ๐Ÿคฃ

A rock. (It was huge so I kept it. ๐Ÿ˜†) And my first buckle! It was the last find of the day. I’m so happy about this one. ๐Ÿ˜€ I think it may be a shoe buckle?

Overall, it was a good hunt. ๐Ÿ˜Š


Treasure Tuesdays – New Series!

(Sorry if you are getting this post twice – the post posted back in time. Again. I really need to figure out why this keeps happening.)

Hello everyone! ๐Ÿ˜€ So, one of the surprises I was going to announce last week and then ended up forgetting to schedule (๐Ÿ˜…) is that my parents bought me a metal detector for my birthday! It’s a fancy one too. It’s an Ace 300! ๐Ÿ˜

Wanna guess what my first find with it was? No, it wasn’t tin foil, a bottle cap, a pull tab off a soda can, or something like that like I was expecting. I’M RICH!

…okay I’m not rich, but I certainly felt like it when I saw a coin. I didn’t expect that. It’s a dime from 1980. I’m not spending this – I’m going to put it in a coin protector sleeve and label it as my first find. ๐Ÿ˜

My next few finds were also coins, which I didn’t expect. Another dime (1967), and two quarters (1983 and 1982). Not going to spend these either.

I haven’t found any coins CENTS the first week. ๐Ÿคฃ (Sorry couldn’t resist the pun…) Realistically, the reason I found so many coins may have been that I first detected around the driveway, and my dad probably dropped them when pulling his keys out of his pocket. I’ve found lots of other stuff since that I hope to share next week. Also in this photo, a hook from snow chains. Yay! ๐Ÿ˜†

A bolt and a screw. I knew that my good luck of finding mostly coins would come to an end. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But I think it’s probably unusual to find this many coins as first finds, so I’m not complaining, and I look forward to the stuff I find in the future, whatever that may be.

And sweet potatoes! ๐Ÿ˜€ No, these didn’t show up on the metal detector, but I did have to dig them up like treasure so I’m including it in this post. ๐Ÿ˜† I didn’t expect such large ones from my potato experiment. I was surprised! ๐Ÿ˜Š

And that’s it for this episode of Treasure Tuesday. ๐Ÿ™‚ See ya next week! ๐Ÿ’œ