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What have you found?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SCL, Jun 6, 2001.

  1. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 543

    Okay, so its not the most academic post in the world but the other day I was digging a footing for a retaining wall and found an old meat hook and a spoon. Was wondering what's some of the most interesting things you've ever dug up not including utilities:eek: We've dug up some pretty cool marbles, old spoons etc.. but we dug up half of an old mill grindstone during a paver install. Wished it would have been the whole thing. Let's hear what you've found.
  2. eskals

    eskals LawnSite Member
    Posts: 210

    Nothing good. Mostly garbage.

  3. Andrew Hardscape

    Andrew Hardscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 37

    We were transplanting some boxwood in the yard of a small farm near a river.

    I was checking the holes to make sure they were of appropriate size when I discovered a hatchet carved out of stone from the indians. I can tell it took someone many hrs of hard work to carve it. It also looks like it has done its share of "chopping!"

    I collect a lot of neat stuff, and I have to say this hatchet is one of my prize posessions. To this day I never told the homeowner about what I found.
  4. neighborguy

    neighborguy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    I really haven't really found anything nearly as cool as that hatchet that Andrew found. I usually find marbles and an unusually high number of golf balls. The weirdest part is that there is never a course near the house.
  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    We were moving some firewood prior to some landscaping and found a bag of the customer's daughter's mary jane. She wasn't very nice, so we rehid it in a place we hoped her parents would find.
  6. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,579

    a $20.00 dollar bill under a rock:blob3:
  7. yeah, i know all about that stuff. not personally. but i know about finding it. a friend of mine was thinning some land and found i believe about 3 or 4 plants. good size from what i hear. they disappeared. then i had gone to look at some site plans for this guy, he invited me upstairs and i saw he had about 8 - 10 plants in his living room. good size as well. as far as personally finding things, um i would say hand tools, bottles, stuff like that.
  8. At some of our commercial sites, we find everything.:alien: While taking out a bush 8 years ago, found the customers purse with everything in it still, though quite moldy. She had lost\stolen the purse 3 years previous. Wallet still had over $200 in it. She gave me 1/2 of it to me for our (helper included) honesty. She's been a valuable client since that time.
  9. KD'sLawns

    KD'sLawns LawnSite Member
    Posts: 160

    When I purchased my house, had sewer trouble and while trying to find the sewer pipe within the yard found old Ford hub caps from about the forties. Also found a live rattlesnake snake right by my hand when I was pulling them out.
  10. smalltime

    smalltime LawnSite Member
    Posts: 38

    Recently found a brass cigarette box from the forties. Found it while clearing a space along the backside of my house. Also found a meat hook from the smokehouse, just a few feet away inside the house.

    The cigarette box was pretty cool though, very dirty but it cleaned up. I find bricks everywhere I dig, my house is a 130 year old brick farm house.

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