A few months ago my Dad mentioned that he'd like to have a metal detector. I thought that sounded pretty cool and thought that I'd like to have a metal detector too. Justin Edmond junior pictured above thought the metal detector was pretty cool too. So after school we went out back to see what we could find.
A long time ago before my Mother was born there was another house near the back pasture. Apparently there was a well where the field was. All that remains are the ruts of an old road and some wire that's grown into a tree.
In 2001 my Dad was pretty sick and ended up having surgery, so my youngest son ended up being his namesake, and I believe it's appropriate as I watch him grow. He certainly looks a lot like his Papa did as a kid. Look at how tall he is getting, compared to the photos of three years ago when they were farming together in the melon patch. Some of which you can see in the related articles below.
Daddy was telling me there used to be an old water well back in this pasture. There used to be a house somewhere near this spot and we want to find it. My Grandfather also told him that at one time nearby there was a dugout house.
But we didn't go in the pasture to search for it. It is interesting knowing there was not only this ghost of a house but another one over the dam.
So after our futile treasure hunt we returned to the well site. We shall return again. One nice thing about our land is despite the action there is plenty of private spaces to go for a walk on.
Meanwhile back at the well site, the gravel trucks continue to bring gravel. I noticed a lot of the trucks were from Davis where gravel is mined.
While we were treasure hunting the trucks continued to roll in in preparation for the quest for black gold.