For many years now, I have wanted a metal detector.
Bill surprised me with this complete package and I was thrilled!
We used to live on an 1830's farm in central NY and I was sure we were walking on all kinds of treasures.
On my first foray here in my own backyard, I got used to the different tones and signals and uncovered these treasures!
This home had a fishing camp here in the 1930's so the potential for coins and buttons was possible.
It was also common practice to bury your trash so I could hope for something from those piles.
What I learned is that our soil (sand) is also iron rich (hence, the orange tendencies that affects our laundry!) But I did find things and it was very exciting!
The pipe is iron used for plumbing long ago, the middle item is a link of chain and a partial one attached and the find on the right is a fancy hinge!
That one I will save and make a collection of things for a shadow box display!
Bill did a great job of finding a powerful detector at the lightest weight possible so I could actually use it! (a good way to encourage PT for my weary muscles!)
I lasted for one hour of walking, swinging the detector and shoveling my little holes and refilling them so the lawn guy won't scold!
I can't wait to sweep over all our property and then on to my parents!
(and playgrounds, parks and lots of old homes after I get *permission!)
*FL has very strict treasure hunting laws and most state parks do not allow detecting! Kill joys one and all. I will have to check for rules for most of my own localities before I take off or my fines will outweigh my treasures! Yikes!)