Monday, June 4, 2012

The House that Keeps on Giving

Recently it became very clear that I needed a metal detector. I was walking around outside on a nice sunlight day when I kept seeing gilts of something on the ground. After leaning down and poking around I came to one conclusion.

Mother of God I need a metal detector STAT!

Please ignore the leaves and sad, neglected picnic table. So far we have!

Above is what I have pulled out of the ground by hand, sans about 20 rusty nails and a heap of broken glass.

I have no idea what this is but it's about 11 inches long and white in some places.

I'm not sure what it was but I shall name it tetanus!

This...long metal stabby around 2 feet long and angled on one side.

Here it is again, intimidating the other yard relics.

Above is a sampling of the other items I've found. Random tiles, nails and socket type thing?

So yes, a metal detector is in order, if for no other reason than I really don't want one of the kids to accidentally fall on a nail or other random shape, pointy thing. I honestly don't know why no one else that ever live here never noticed giant metal objects poking out the ground, but hey, maybe I just look down a lot.

Summer relic hunting, here I come!


  1. Haha, I found a rusted SET metal claw animal trap in our garden. Glad I found it before our dog or toddler did. Might not be a bad idea to circle your lot.

  2. That top one looks like an ax blade or something similar. The second one looks like some sort of prying tool. Definitely not things I'd want my kids to find!

  3. The metal claw animal trap would have made me paranoid beyond belief! Like as if I had land mines hanging out!

    There was a saw mill across the street from 1700-1850 and I'm always finding weird saws around here (like hidden in the walls) I'm afraid of how many new ones will turn up if I actually try to look for them.