Relics and Artifacts

29 Jun


I was in a field and I spotted this really nice projectile point. It was made out of a nice pretty white stone and the point is so sharp I had to be careful carrying it in my pocket. I spotted it out of the corner of my eye and looked and saw how white it was and I almost didn’t stop. The plastic irrigation pipe we use is white as well as most of the chemical jugs are white so you see a lot of pieces of jagged white plastic in the field. I thought that is probably just plastic, but I needed to stop and examine the crop closely so I stopped anyway and boy, I’m glad I did. People sometimes ask me how I see so much stuff as I am going through the field. Most of our fields are 1/4 of a mile from top to bottom and I make 4-6 passes through each one. That works out to be covering 1 to 1&1/2 miles in each field and I am looking down to check for weeds, insects, bloom shed and just general plant conditions. And if there is something out of the ordinary my eye naturally goes to it.


In the next field I found this small piece of projectile point and a marble. I decided to take a picture of all the junk I saw that day.


I don’t know what this is, it might be something left over from the mule farming days.


A 12 in piece of solid steel rod.


A steel blade from a tillage implement.


A steel wheel off of a tillage implement.


I have no idea what this is, it is a heavy piece of angle iron but it has two fine toothed, lightweight gears attached.


A jawbone of some animal. If I was Sampson I could use it to slay a score of Philistines! Smile with tongue out



A 4 inch bolt which I kept. The other junk I just picked up and pitched into the fence line. Something like that could get picked up and go into a harvest machine and cause a lot of damage. Well, that is just a sampling of the stuff I find every day. Stay observant and see what you might find.


3 Responses to “Relics and Artifacts”

  1. pioneer Preppy June 30, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    Only is it a jawbone of an Ass.

    I think the jawbone of a dog only works against Femocrats.

  2. Lorilee June 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Wow, you do find an odd assortment of things out amongst your plants. The last thing of note I found in my garden was a large snake skin. I am wondering when I will come across its owner!

    • doublebhomestead July 2, 2013 at 10:37 am #

      If the skin is there the owner is around somewhere close. Be on a sharp lookout!

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