Treasure Tuesday 5/21/2019

Again, this is not recent – this was from the beginning of April. The allergies aren’t as bad and the poison ivy is gone, but it has been raining, so I haven’t been able to do as much metal detecting as I like. But I wanted to share because it wasn’t all tin foil and nails and other random junk! ๐Ÿ˜€

Stay tuned for next week when I share what I found at my great aunt’s house! ๐Ÿ˜€

I didn’t use the metal detector to find this. I didn’t get a before shot because I expected it to be broken since it was mostly buried with the exception of the handle. I went out that day to dig up the trash I saw that was washed up by the rain. (Apparently many years before my parents bought this property, people dumped their garbage in the woods. I remember one year when tilling a new garden spot, we were finding bed springs. That was fun…) However, lo and behold, it wasn’t junk:

It’s complete! Not even a scratch! It says “Corning Ware” on the bottom, along with the fact it was made in the USA. It’s old, but not too old because it also says it is microwave safe and that wasn’t popular until the 1970s. At first, I thought it was one of my mom’s set, but her set looks like this:

So it’s not from her set. We have no idea how it got buried in our backyard, but whatever the case, it’s beautiful and I like it!

And one of the last exciting things I found – a horseshoe! I’m fairly sure it came from a set of playing horseshoes because it has “Champs” stamped on it. And dad said it looked like his old set. XD He also told me I might find the stob out there. If I do, I guess I’ll practice my horseshoe throwing skills!

Treasure Tuesday finds – 11/13 – 11/27

(Sorry if you are getting this twice – it posted back in time AGAIN. I think I will have to break down and learn to use the new editor because the old one posts the time I created the draft instead of immediately like I told it to.)

Welcome to another week of Treasure Tuesday! ๐Ÿ˜

Firstly, this just shows that junk is going to happen. Screws, bolts, washers, tin foil (I have a brand new hatred for tin foil this week… but this is last week AND the week before that, so I’ll try not to get ahead of myself.) Also, a shotgun shell. And a random strip of metal. And my mom’s old boiler. (I like to feed the opossums sometimes and someone took off with the old boiler. I found it in the middle of the woods. Weird. That thing is heavy for an opossum.) And lastly, one thing that I don’t have a clue what it is. To save from scrolling through the boring stuff, I made a gallery to log those finds and show the exciting stuff in full size. It gets more exciting, I promise. ๐Ÿ˜†

But I’m reminded to,ย “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:19-21) For me, it’s not about finding gold, though if that happened, I think I would pass out from the shock. It’s about the hunt, and the journey I go on, whether I find coins, gold, or random junk. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here is the first exciting thing found. There was speculation. My friends and I had guesses. A superhero’s lost belt buckle? Gas cap off The Flash’s car?ย  Etc.

Here is the backside of this find:

Sure didn’t look like a gas cap on that side though. However, my dad finally figured out what it really is:

It’s the decorative piece on a tire. ๐Ÿคฃ

And this is the car it came off of. It’s my mom’s old car that she drove before I was even born. It’s a Manta Opel. (Not to be confused with Opal, which is a rock. I had a hard time finding this online thing because of that spelling error. Then I actually read it off the car. ๐Ÿ˜‚) So this was the find of the week.

This is the find of the previous week:

I had to ask my dad what this was, and then explain what he just said into terms I could understand. ๐Ÿ˜† It looked like a small motor to me, but he said it’s the thing that starts the motor. And it’s off a car from the 1940’s – 1970’s, and he has no idea how it got out in the middle of our woods… He said over the years, he’s had about three cars that had this part, but he obviously wasn’t fixing those in the middle of the woods. Therefore, our guess is that over 50 years ago, someone came out here and their car broke down. They had to replace that thing and they heaved it into the woods out of frustration on it breaking and stranding them in the middle of the woods. ๐Ÿคฃ

Now, for a few things I found that were not metal…

Holes in trees! ๐Ÿ˜

This is a closeup. There was water in inside it!

The area I was detecting in. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

A split in another tree. (Close up of the one at the top of the post.)

This tree is HUGE. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Another tree with a hole in it. ๐Ÿ˜…

An experimental shot up into that large tree. I like the silhouette of this one. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Mushrooms, of course. Have to make sure I have at least one photo of mushrooms… ๐Ÿ˜‚

And that sums up two weeks worth of metal detecting! 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