Woes of the Woman Digger

Some women enjoy weeding their flower beds and poking around in their vegetable gardens. I prefer digging for treasure. I reap more reward from pulling a two-hundred-year-old coin from the ground than I do a carrot. Don’t get me wrong, carrots… Continue Reading

Metal Detecting Basics

This is not my typical post. This is a compilation of tips and tricks I’ve learned about metal detecting… with a lot of help from my readers and my detecting family along the way. My goal in writing this post… Continue Reading

Second Ticket to the Underground Railroad

This weekend was epic–my husband hates when I use that word, but I would be robbing the experience if I used any lesser word. Allow me to begin with the story of Daniel Kaufman. Mr. Kaufman was an abolitionist icon–if… Continue Reading

Trading Up… The AT Pro

Last week, I upgraded from my charming Garrett Ace 250 to the powerful AT Pro. He arrived last Thursday–tucked snuggly in his box with all his accessories–and spent his first couple days sitting on the granite counter-top mocking me. I fought the… Continue Reading

Digging: A “Man’s Hobby”

Believe it our not, but I am a girly girl. I freak out at the sight of bugs, I hate dirt under my nails, and I never leave the house without slathering on my makeup and teasing my hair like it… Continue Reading

Breaking Ground at the Wright House

A few weeks ago, I wrote a story about how I obtained permission for a house that was instrumental in leading over a thousand slaves to their freedom–The Wright House. This weekend, I had the opportunity to stand beside that very… Continue Reading

A Golden Opportunity

As I left my house this morning–without my winter coat–I couldn’t help but delight in the sound of birds singing in the trees. The snow is finally melting. The sun is finally shining. Spring is here, my friends. Spring is FINALLY here. One… Continue Reading

The Winter Blues

I’ve got the winter blues. Officially. I’m staring out my window as more white stuff falls from the sky. Granted, Pennsylvania winters are mild compared to what I was used to in New England–I guess we could be getting three feet… Continue Reading