Life has been so hectic the past few months that trying to find time for myself and metal detecting has been taking some serious strategic planning. There’s been multiple weddings, wedding showers, birthday parties, family parties, just have to go even though I don’t want to parties, etc, etc…
It’s been hard enough trying to squeeze in a few hunts here and there, but a month without a blog post, and folks just assume I’ve hung up my machine and retired. So, um… well, FYI, that’s never going to happen! It is what it is, and the reality is that I can’t always be lost in Detecting Wonderland. Sometimes I have to do things that are more important than metal detecting (omg-did I really just say that)?
But finally, I’ve locked in some time for me, and today I’m heading down to Andora Farm in Culpeper,VA, for a three day Civil War hunt. It’s been a few years since my last Virginia hunt, so I’m really looking forward to it.
My only expectation is that I’ll be doing what I love to do most for three straight days. I’m bound to find something, at least some three ringers, and if its only some bullets, that’s okay, ’cause next to Indian heads, and any silver coin, three ringers (I don’t know why, I just like ’em) are high on my list things I love to find. But whatever the outcome, I’m sure I’ll have something interesting to tell you all when I return.
And since I don’t always have time to post my finds on Facebook, or write super interesting blog posts to entertain you, here’s a few pics for your viewing pleasure–enjoy.
I have found these guns before, but never found one totally intact. Its also a good example of why you should always detect the roots of fallen trees.
I also found a holster for it, but I have to wonder why would someone leave their holster in the woods? Maybe it was been left by an archaeologist guarding the site from button thieves?
My very own iron paintbrush! The first of its kind I bet. This was in my garbage bucket, but my guy took it because apparently it goes to an anvil. Who knew? Well, he did, and it made me feel good to see him so excited over it.