Ever dig up anything good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawndog, Nov 30, 2000.

  1. lawndog

    lawndog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    I was thinking the other day about all the times I dug holes for plants,etc.,and all the dirt I moved in the last twenty or so years,but I've never discovered anything of any value.Say like a gold nugget,well it sounds good.Any lucky finders out there, and if so what?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,494

    I found a 20 dollar bill in a pile of wet leaves once while doing a cleanup.... Does THAT count?
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Last summer I stopped by a drainage ditch for a quick 5 minute job. My son was with me. He looked down and found a $20 bill sticking out from a rock. I had been to this area lots of other times and never found anything.
  4. chrisbolte

    chrisbolte LawnSite Member
    Posts: 135

    The only things I ever dig up cost me money! Those dumb telephone lines.
  5. Mark

    Mark LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 723

    I was picking up road trash before i started mowing and found a ten dollar bill in a milkshake cup. I guess thats not digging but even that ten dollars put a smile on my face, some gas and lunch.
  6. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Years ago I was helping a friend landscape his brothers townhouse in the historic old Pullman section of Chicago and I dug up an old silver dime and a penny from 1881. Don't know what they are worth but its pretty interesting.
  7. Greenkeepers

    Greenkeepers LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE Ohio
    Posts: 695

    I'm always finding kids toys dog bones etc.... I found $5 once blowing around a lawn that I was at. Luckily I've never dug anything up. My luck it would be a casket!!
  8. Turfer

    Turfer LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    I dug up an axe head with a broken handle and after I cleaned it off I could read "craftsman" on it. I took it to Sears and got a new axe !
  9. Turf Cutters

    Turf Cutters LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I dug into a miss mark power line last year. It was about twenty feet from were it was marked. Luckily we were digging by hand.
  10. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 415

    My cousin is a contractor/excavator. On a job that they were clearing the land on they kept digging up these rotted black boxes. Turned out to be caskets from the 1800's. No one had known about it and it didn't last that long since they grinded everything up.. True story

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