Went out detecting last Thursday, revisiting a vacant lot/homesite just down the road. I came home with two clad dimes, two pennies and a lot of frustration. Frustration because despite losing 35 lbs. it’s still difficult getting down and up and frustration because I have to find better places to hunt.
Not sure what I need to do to make the digging process easier but I better figure it out or hang up the detector and please, no home remedies or physical fitness fixes. My maladies are inherited, pretty much non-fixable and apropos for a 77-year-old wino.
Over the past three months I mailed out a sh*t load of requests for permission and didn’t receive a single reply. I tried calling, left messages and received three polite but direct “no thank you’s”. Damn I miss New Jersey!
I know somewhere around here there has to be a site or two worthy of my comical, moan filled, up and down show but damned if I know where they are. Perhaps it’s back to the library or the Dairy Queen….I have no clue!
Look for my video on the above adventure….when I get ten likes I will give away the entire 22 cents!!
Encouraging sign from Finland…
“We are developing a user-friendly and open database that encourages metal detectorists, but also other finders of chance material, to record their finds in the SuALT database. These finds have a high scientific potential but are not used in academic research at present. By engaging meaningfully with metal detectorists and other stakeholders, the project hopes to ensure that more finds are reported than at present, including retrospective recording. Through our citizens science approach we also hope to contribute in democratizing archaeology….”