Metal Detecting with Marina
When the weather improved a day later, we decided to check the sites around the village. Early in the morning, Marina and I went to field at the end of the street. We did not have an old map of the area, but one local old timer told us that the street used to have more homes and extended farther in the 19th century. My assumption was that those homes stood where now there was a field.
When Marina began metal detecting, I noticed that it was difficult for her to keep the search coil close to the ground because of thick grass.
Thus, the detector's sufficient operational depth range was compromised. Detecting any signals from coins and small relics was out of question. I was hoping she would receive a signal from an old relic, at least a large one. And she did.
Finding an old axe head was a good "warm up," but Marina wanted to find something more valuable like an old silver coin from the 18th century. We took her car and drove one kilometer to a different location where there was a large earth mound with a big first-growth tree standing next to it, and the apple orchard nearby. The place was stonewalled around. It was a classic setting of a homestead, just like ones in New England, USA
A Large Foundation Was Behind Marina
Marina began searching around the big tree.