How to Find Buried Treasure in Your Yard

I have yet to own a piece of property that does not hold some kind of buried treasure. Of course, the definition of treasure is in the eye of the beholder.

Sometimes treasure comes in the form of some really cool vintage glass marbles. I am amazed that marbles are such a common yard find, but then again kids once played marbles all the time.

Action figures are another fun find. Sometimes they are entangled in pachysandra and other times they are buried a few inches into the dirt. Make believe warriors battling mother nature and all she can throw at them. When I find an action figure I often think of the stories it could tell. If only it could talk!

Finally, we get down to the really cool and sometimes amazingly valuable stuff. Ever hear the story about the Honus Wagner card inside of a metal case? Some lucky person unearthed that find in their yard (reportedly). Sadly I have never found one of these!

Yesterday while planting a beautiful new tree I did find this amazing blue glass Milk of Magensia bottle. Surely the monetary value of this bottle will not rival the Honus Wagner card.  Though I must say I did get quite a bit of value stopping to ponder the story behind this recent find.

My Most Recent Find

How did it get here? Were some work men building the house sick to their stomachs? Maybe it was being used as a flask to hold some whiskey? What year did this bottle come from?

I will be researching this cool fine over the weekend to see if I can figure out some more background or at least get an idea of how old it is. Who knows, maybe it is even be worth a couple hundred bucks.

What treasures have you found buried in your yard? The only way to find out is to start exploring. Building your own edible garden is one way to see what might be buried just beneath the surface. Our new book can show you how to get started in backyard edible gardening today!

3 thoughts on “How to Find Buried Treasure in Your Yard

  1. What an awesome cool find in your backyard.. hum.. where’s my shovel I need to start digging in mine.. take care and happy backyard hunting to ya, from Laura ~

      • DIY Backyard Farmer, true, true, about the lines.. Can’t you just see it now… I call the powers at be and say when they get here, “I need them to mark the backyard for lines of all kinds, so I can treasure hunt.” I would love to see the look on their faces…wink 🙂

        Have a great week ahead, and happy blogging to ya, from Laura ~

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