Family Life, Stories & Finds

Digging for Gold

Aunt Sheila brought over some fun things for us to explore the backyard with: her metal detector and a pair of divining rods…and now my mind is blown.

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I never would have believed they worked until sure enough they started to swing towards me when I walked over the water pipe running to the old green house. You can see the green house foundation here on the left in the photo above.

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They dug the grass up for a bit while I started to believe it was a worm with metal insides (jokingly) but after a while they found it: a twisted piece of aluminum.

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Oey and Dad went on to find a metal wrapped Kinder Surprise Egg in the sweet peas around the base of the apple tree. Magic.

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Aunt Sheila found an iron toy soldier in the garden years before she promised to show us one day. I’ll be sure to grab a photo and update this then…or if we come across a random hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold.