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    Patience Grasshopper!

    As you all know, I have been learning from The Master, Danny LaMontagne, on The Art of finding Colonial Shoe Buckles.Name:  patience_grasshopper.jpg
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Size:  27.8 KB We got out Sunday with the gang to hit some colonial cellar holes. As you probably already know, The Master, dug a beautiful, huge, colonial shoe buckle and an equally beautiful silver applied knee buckle. I, The Grasshopper, stayed most of the day around the smaller cellar hole. I kept telling myself that Danny had found a shoe buckle there and a copper was surely waiting to be found. I just had to be patient and let it come to me. I didn't find the copper but I did find my 2nd complete colonial shoe buckle in the past two weeks!Name:  84814713_10216009365890577_6510113918910726144_n.jpg
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Size:  56.1 KB I found a few buttons and a couple of other doo dads but nothing special. I did take a few pics of the beautiful scenery out in the woods. Name:  84466774_10216009368370639_8464385684256325632_n.jpg
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Size:  147.3 KB Finally, here's a group shot of all the buckles that we found Sunday. Our friend, Ron, found a really nice knee buckle that you can see in the pic.Name:  85243863_10216009368010630_5144082592412205056_n.jpg
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    That is a beautiful buckle! Nice patina and everything!
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    If I had listened to my own advice and ventured back into that area after going through it once on the stacked stone side I may have found that one two But I'm glad you stuck it out and grabbed that one Donnie , Like Jeff said many go over these and think they are more modern junk because they are so shallow sounding (like a can) or they over load a machine again the person thinks it is big junk . You're the patience King and earned that reward ! I see you giving me a run for buckles this year !

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    If I had listened to my own advice and ventured back into that area after going through it once on the stacked stone side I may have found that one two But I'm glad you stuck it out and grabbed that one Donnie , Like Jeff said many go over these and think they are more modern junk because they are so shallow sounding (like a can) or they over load a machine again the person thinks it is big junk . You're the patience King and earned that reward ! I see you giving me a run for buckles this year !

    DAN

    Grasshopper learned valuable lesson last year not digging overload signals. Grasshopper watched Master dig nice shoe buckle on target Grasshopper passed by.
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    Nice!!!
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    Good work there Donnie. You hang around with the Shoe Buckle Badger and you will learn a thing or two.

    I have one complaint though. Why are all the cellar hole foundations in CT always so well made, never choked with brush and located in scenic spots?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodge Scent View Post
    Good work there Donnie. You hang around with the Shoe Buckle Badger and you will learn a thing or two.

    I have one complaint though. Why are all the cellar hole foundations in CT always so well made, never choked with brush and located in scenic spots?
    Oh, we have detected a countless number of sites that are choked off with brush, mountain laurel (evil stuff ), thorn bushes, and saplings. They're not very photogenic so I hardly ever take a photo of those sites. Name:  70624234_10214892250043379_6564133243010940928_n.jpg
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    Nice job guys!
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    That is one good looking buckle!! That hole is perfect too! Now is the time these sites open up. I like to hit the areas where the dead ferns are, others have to pass them up during the warmer months.

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