Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dividing up the Metal Detector Finds

When we were leaving the riding horse barn, we crossed paths with Stan and Sally, I invited them over to come and take a look at my metal detector finds.  I wanted to know if they had any interest in any of the items and if so what.
I was also hoping that they were planning on putting some closure on our involvement on the Ranch. Not  for me, but for Dave. He really went all out for them, and like always he did an excellent job on everything he worked on.
He deserves some recognition and some closure. I was hoping it wasn’t going to be another one of those places, where when we leave he feels over worked and under appreciated.
All I could do is to wait and see.
We packed up some things around the RV getting ready for our departure tomorrow, one hour goes by and they don’t show, two hours go by and they don’t show, 3 hours go by and we have figured it has happened again, not even so much as a little chat to take time to personally thank him for all of his hard work.
We both agreed that even though we could not believe it, it has happened again. Despite a little bit of frustration, we don’t let things like that get us down, we just move on. We decided we would clean up and go do a little bit of fishing.
We no more than got the rods and the rest of the fishing gear packed in the mule, and they showed up! I was so happy to see them!  Finds Divideed up (34)
I really don’t get close to too many people in our travels. I get along really good with everyone and everyone seems to like me and all; but I don’t go out of my way to socialize. I am a bit of a loner and most the time, I would rather spend my time with the animals than people! (If I were smarter, I wouldn’t get so darn close to the animals either, then I wouldn’t cry so much when we left places! 
Dave on the other hand has spent many hours talking to Stan and Sally, mostly about projects, but none the less; he has had much more of a relationship with them than I did, so for his sake, I was thrilled when they walked up.
We talked for about an hour and looked at some of the finds. They were impressed with everything I found, even an ice cream bucket filled with  about 8 pound of rusted old nails that I dug out of their sand roads.
They were really interested in the history behind the items that I found; and the story each piece told  about this land.  I was really proud of what I found and even more so because they were truly interested in all the finds. I think that says a lot about Stan and Sally, the owner’s the ranch.
I asked them to let  me know what their expectations were in regards to what I did with the things I found. I wanted to know if I  could keep some things and  if I could give some things to Johnny.  I also needed  to know what they wanted to claim as their property before I did anything with it. I told them that Johnny was interested in a few things and that he wanted to display them on the barn wall. I was hoping they wouldn’t  object to that.  I was just hoping that it wasn’t going to be awkward, because I really wanted Johnny to have those things he was interested in!  
I told them about the bags and boxes of things that I found that I had no interest in, and where it was on the property. (It doesn’t look like a lot, but those boxes, and bags were over flowing with metal objects)!
             The only thing I threw out were bags of liter like this one below. Just trash that I picked up while I was out detecting with my Minelab X-terra 705 Metal Detector.
They had to go and meet with Vince, a man they recently hired. They made plans to come back around 6:00 to talk a little more and to let me know their thoughts on what to do with the finds. I am curious to find out what they tell me about what to do with the good stuff!
Dave and I had about 3 hours to burn until 6:00 so we went to Dream Lake and fished for a while. I got a photo of one that Dave caught, but it isn’t on this PC, I will have to ad it later.


  1. Very informative post. Thanks for taking the time to share your view with us. silicone septa

    1. Thank for the comment.
      I am glad you find the blog informative, that is a big compliment. The way my brain works at times, I am lucky if it just makes sense! LOL

  2. Just saw your post on my blog about the little heart shaped stirrup! What a neat find! I "found" mine on Ebay for $25 lol. I know they were made in the late 1800's, early 1900 and used on children's saddles and sidesaddles. They were nice because they didn't allow your foot to slide all the way through and get caught up if you got into trouble. They were usually made of bronze or a brass "never rust" alloy. I will see if I can find anything else out about them for you!

    I like your blog! Metal detecting is so much fun, I wish I did it more often. The things you find are always so fascinating!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Thank you for getting back to me. I just saw the comment you left me a little over three months ago! I usually don't even open my blog from April 15th through November. I only blog when we are on the road. So even though its been 3 months, this is actually a quick reply on my part! LOL. Thank you for the feedback on the stirrup. That really was a cool find! I have searched for things on eBay and I think it is easier to dig a hole! Thanks again, Cindy.


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