Monday, June 18, 2012

What's Up with Detecting Saxapahaw??

Hey loyal readers!!

I just wanted to fill you all in on a few things that are going on around here at Det. Sax.  First and foremost, an apology from yours truly.  I realize I haven't posted in a while, a situation I intend to rectify shortly.  The reasons for this have been many.  First off, I haven't been doing as much detecting as I would like.  This time of year can be difficult, as crops are often in plant, yards are too dry to dig, and woods are overgrown.  But I've also been focusing my efforts lately on a few personal areas of my life.  You do have to prioritize, after all.  I have gotten out a little bit, but really just exploring a few "possible" spots that didn't pan out as I would like.  I do hope to get out more regularly soon, and I'll keep you posted on the results.
Up next, I just got my invitation to the November "Diggin in Virginia" hunt.  Detecting there is by invitation only, and this will be my fourth DIV invite (one in Fall 11, and two this past spring).  This hunt will be held at Beauregard Farm, part of the Battle of Brandy Station in Culpeper, VA as well as the site winter camps from both sides during the American Civil War.  Some good friends of mine (local and distant) also received invites, and it will be great to get to go out detecting with them again.  I can't wait!!
Last but certainly not least, I hope you can join me at the July presentation of the University of Saxapahaw at the Haw River Ballroom.  U.Sax. is a monthly lecture series about a variety of topics, and next month I will be the featured speaker.  I will be presenting on my local finds, history, and research methods.  I will most likely focus on my recent passion, tracking the movement of Civil War soldiers across North Carolina and detecting those sites.  My discussion will take place July 10th at 7 PM at the ballroom in Saxapahaw, and it's completely FREE, so I do hope to see you there!

Until next time, thanks for reading Det Sax, and I will hopefully have some more exciting finds to show you all soon!