Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dirt Pirate

I was commenting to a friend that one of the differences between gardening in the country and gardening in the city, is the kind of treasures that are found in the process of digging.

In the country I regularly found miniature shells, broken pottery and glass, antique glass bottles and glass stoppers, ancient blunt headed nails, and even rusted old tools.

In the city, so far, I have found a used condom (not pictured), an unused condom, pop bottles, beer cans, a lipstick, and a new spoon.


That is, until last Sunday...

I found what appears to be an old broken bottle neck and a newer piece of a china cup.



Did my friend hide those in my city garden to surprise me?

6 comments:

saltedlithium said...

I don't know, that looks like a helluva spoon... someone could do great things with a spoon like that.

"Lakeport Joe"? I think that's the root beer beer... and according to Google it looks like I'm right. I had no idea it was available around here...

My mom's constantly pulling old pieces of ceramic out of her garden... maybe I should bury a few Trojans in there.

It really sounds like your garden used to be the place to be on a Friday night...

4th Dwarf said...

Don't know anything about your friend or Lakeport Joe, but that broken crockery is almost certainly a piece of a teacup in Mikasa Classic Flair White, an elegant pattern produced by Mikasa from 1984 to 2007.

Woodsy said...

Saltedlithium, what an honour to have you comment on my blog.

I think the garden is the place on a Friday nights, Saturday nights, Sunday nights, etc.

As far as putting Trojans in your mom's garden, well you might as well since you won't be needing for a while. Congratulations!

Dwarfie, you are a wealth of information, you are brilliant, you are so smart, you know everything, you are handsome and so damned strong... now how about you come over this weekend and use some of that brain and brawn to help me pull weeds...

nursemyra said...

The Gimcrack is in a high crime area - hell, I'll go out on a limb here and tell you the approximate suburb - Kings Cross...... dig around in our garden and you're likely to get jabbed with a needle. and not the diabetic kind

xup said...

Plowing time on the farm was always a fun time, digging up all sorts of treasures. Working the land really is rewarding in so many ways

Woodsy said...

XUP, I agree...