Friday, January 14, 2011

My amazing find...

Easily the most unusual and exciting thing I have ever found in my garden was this... a 3 pound iron cannon ball.  I found it shortly after I moved into our new house when digging out the garden along our back porch.  It was literally buried about 8 inches from my patio, probably about 8 or 10 inches deep.  It was more than likely in the top soil when the builder leveled the land in preparation for sod... but it is still likely local.  I spoke to the local museum and they don't know where it may have come from.  Most likely scenario: Seminole Wars... or pirates.  The size is right for either time period - about the 1700s. 
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