Yesterday I was an archaeologist. I uncovered several ‘treasures’ during my excavation behind my shed. It was quite a jungle of overgrown trees, raspberry brambles, and weeds.
The first things that I uncovered after cutting down the mulberry were a plastic table and two bird houses. (See yesterday’s post)
After removing several raspberry plants and a lot of creeping Charlie, I found a garbage can full of dirt laying on it’s side. I had tried to use it at a composter several years ago. My first find of the dig on Tuesday.
After more pulling and raking, I uncovered the second of two tractor tires. I didn’t even know it was there, it was so covered by weeds. A little more pulling and raking and I uncovered a roll of twine that JB had used to put up the lean-to. It was still tied to the post. I also discovered leftover cement border from a long ago landscaping project.
As on all digs, my efforts also uncovered garbage.
And then I hit gold! Bricks of gold buried next to the mulberry stump in the back yard! I could hardly contain my excitement!
Oh, wait, those are just plain yellow bricks. And a rotten lattice. Such is the life of a treasure hunter, all ups and downs. After that let down I moved on to a more ‘uplifting’ pursuit. I moved a pile of birch logs to the woodshed and stacked them. Also present was my ever-present companion and motivator, Desi.
It was quite rewarding to be done though. I saved some of the raspberries for replanting in a spot yet to be determined. One that I won’t have to climb through to get to anything.
There was only one casualty during this dig. Luckily, I had backup.
The wildlife experienced during my dig received mixed reviews. The tiny snake that was no bigger than a worm was ok. I disturbed it’s sunning and it slithered away to be seen no more. The rather large spiders in the logs nearly had me quitting though. Afterward, I saw some beautiful butterflies, including the first monarch of the year, and I paid a visit to my frog friends.
The day’s adventure done, I head inside for the next adventure, cooking dinner.