Thursday, March 4, 2010

Picture Album ~ Found In The Fields

It's nice and warm inside, but after you've had your morning coffee outside on the front porch, thrown the ball about a hundred times for the dogs and taken a shower, it's time to take a little walk around outside the house to see what you can see.

Last time I was here I walked through these fields
in between the dirt rows of newly churned cornstalks and found lots of treasure. Broken china, a porcelain door knob, a few buttons and a bullet from the Civil War! So in some big 'ol foul weather boots I again headed to the muddy red-earth field.
And here's what I found this time!

(You can click on the pictures to make them larger)
the inside plate of a watch, a keyhole, milk glass bits, pressed glass bits,

the feet of a figurine, glass knob, broken glass and china bits, a porcelain wheel,

dolly arms and legs, glass marble, more china,

lots of blue china, glass, stone and metal buttons, glass and stone marbles,

stoneware bits, some interesting rocks for my gemologist father, and a cracked bottle of Dr. Tichenor's Antiseptic. I spent about two hours finding stuff, and ended up keeping only about half of what I found (you have to pay for your luggage by weight now!). I also found clay beads, tennis ball-sized gourds, and lots of horse and cow teeth!
While I was out in the field, I was telling it that I wanted it to give up another bullet to me. Something told me to "stay right here". When I stopped where I was, I looked down all around my feet and there on top of a furrow was a bullet! I gave that one to my brother-in-law, thinking that if the earth had been so generous to me with the excitement of finding my second bullet, that the least I could do was leave it behind in the area to which it belonged.
It is such a thrill for me to find and hold in my hand the pieces of plates that people of the past used, toys that children played with, buttons that kept shirts closed, and bullets that were shot, all from over 100 years ago, in this generous field!

Next Post: New Orleans Bound!


  1. Love the pics! :) Want to visit there someday! :)

  2. What fascinating finds! Remnants of past lives. I love the bits of dishware and pottery. How lucky you are to have a place like that to walk, and discover!

  3. Ok! Now I'm really mad because you didn't take me with you. What wonderful "finds". Wish I was there walking the field with you.
    Great photos!! Have fun in New Orleans. Don't forget to come back.

  4. I finally get to hang the window I bought that you made. :) yay!

    I cant wait to see what you do with all those treasures you found.

  5. Wow, how cool! I live in NJ, and had an ex who worked in excavation, he was always finding things in the dirt. Once he was working along the Delaware River in Camden (right across from Philadelphia) where he found lots of interesting WHOLE pieces of china, bottles, a penny from when Lincoln was president, and all sorts of things considered trash back then. Then, when he was working on the new tunnel in Atlantic City a few years back, they came across what must have been a dump for the old hotels in town, found tons of pottery and china pieces, some whole, some mostly whole. My favorite find was shaving mug with the ocean and ships sailing around the rim. It's cracked, but I love it.

    Thanks for sharing this, what will you do with all the stuff?