Friday, November 2, 2018

Much more interesting than what I've found digging around my yard

"Miner finds giant 5,655-Carat emerald in Zambia worth up to £2m".

In the process of planting flowers and shrubs in my yard, I have dug up:

1) Four pieces of rebar;
2) A rusty bicycle taillight;
3) A giant dead magnolia root

The Paco Mines are not looking too promising right now (which, naturally, should have little or no impact on our ability to move Class C Non-Voting shares. Each certificate features an engraving of a pulchritudinous lady prospector, suitable for framing!)

10 comments:

RebeccaH said...

When digging my garden, I found some kind of blue plastic mesh covering a couple of square feet. I have no idea what it was, or why it was there, and I suspect there's even more in the yard. I'll probably never find anything else (unless there's a skeleton out there somewhere), because this area was all cornfield years ago.

Paco said...

Interesting that you should mention a skeleton...

bruce said...

There's a magnolia 2 doors down here, lovely tree.

I found archery remnants, I think from the retired pastor who lived here 1970s, and a Japanese-style pebble garden with cement lantern buried by later neglect and weeds. Only found out when we tried vege garden and dug down to a layer of white pebbles. Snails ate everything anyway.

That 'lady prospector' seems to be a '404' now. Too risque?

Paco said...

Bruce: the link still works for me.

bruce said...

Still 404 this side, but I found this prospector I'll volunteer to assist:
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6T40W5Delwk/UvsBI_zCGII/AAAAAAAAGhk/AV7cqptDbvY/s1600/Amanda-Adkins-rock-hound.jpg

Good assets.

Paco said...

Same girl, different angle.

bruce said...

Engraving you say?
We're going to have to study this model from every angle. Shareholders will be pleased.

Jonah said...

Bring on the pulchritude, whatever that is.

Deborah said...

Paco, the American Pickers guys may be interested in the bicycle light.

JeffS said...

Prospecting can have benefits......