Talking to the fields works!

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Oxgirl
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After a pretty rubbish week I decided to go detecting this afternoon. As usual taxi duties only gave me a couple of hours but the rain showers had just stopped and the grey clouds were swiftly moved on by a brisk wind. As the weather calmed down blue skies returned and I decided my favourite field might be worth a visit.

I decided to chat with the field for a few minutes before switching on my machine. I haven’t done that for a while. Recently I’ve been silent and it didn’t go well. Different approach is worth a go surely?

This pasture field is nick named the buckle field as I’ve had at least 50 from it in the last year. Most are post medieval but it’s thrown a few medieval ones out to. Today It threw me a nice one. A complete post medieval spur (?) one.
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The last signal of the day were two parts of a clasp buckle too.
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Also found 5 musket balls, now added to the second jar of them from this permission which is also nearly full :shock:

Plus a cast harness ring and my first hammered coin in ages. A scruffy lizzie. A three pence?
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Enjoyed that session after a run of pretty poor finds. There are a few interesting pieces in the last month, nothing to get that excited about, but I’ll put a separate post about those.

I shall be talking to this field a lot more :D
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That buckle is a beauty :thumbsup:
It’s better to hold a conversation with the field rather than just talk to it ;)
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shaggybfc wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:35 pm That buckle is a beauty :thumbsup:
It’s better to hold a conversation with the field rather than just talk to it ;)
We had a chat today. It doesn’t like the cows being on it (they rarely are) but it likes horses. Whenever the horses are there you can feel the difference. Not just saying that either, you really can. A flock of wild ducks were there when I arrived too and it seems to like that as well.

Mind you the cows helped me, the grass is wonderfully short :D
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Chatting up that field paid off , that buckle is a cracking find :thumbsup:
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Like the buckle, can’t beat a nice decorated buckle :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Interesting tactic, did you talk to it as male or female field, scolding or praising the field

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Really nice finds.
It's really interesting having so many buckles. It brings the history alive trying to figure out its past uses

Not a problem talking to the field.... But do worry when it answers back :lol:
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Steve_JT wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:03 pm Like the buckle, can’t beat a nice decorated buckle :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Interesting tactic, did you talk to it as male or female field, scolding or praising the field

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It’s gender neutral :D I never scold it :shock: don’t think that would go down well. We just chat. I moan about the children, it laughs, tells me which way to go and I clear my mind and listen to it murmuring away.

Or maybe I need a therapist? :Thinking:
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Talking to yourself out loud is a sign of sanity and makes you smarter, clarifies your thoughts and firms up your decisions
Talking to the field is the same I guess :?:

The only time to worry is if you see people in white coats coming toward you in the field shouting time for your meds :lol: :lol:

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I recovered a perfect complete roman fibula , I kissed it and had a chat with the field :thumbsup:



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oh dear. your not chatting to your detector as well are you. :rollinglaughing:
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tone wrote: Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:11 am oh dear. your not chatting to your detector as well are you. :rollinglaughing:
I curse it sometimes but mainly it just chats to me and I listen 8-)
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Couple of nice buckles there Cath.
Not sure if i have seen a clasp type one before.
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Oxgirl wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 pm maybe I need a therapist?
Been saying that for years :lol:

As someone whose habit of talking to hisself has resulted in two cups of tea being brought to me when working alone because the client swore there must be two of us (at least), it may come as no surprise to learn that I rabbit at the field pretty much all the time I'm on it.

Finds rate is pretty good, but maybe that's the field's attempt to get me to shut up :D
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That is a cracking buckle...very nice :thumbsup:

I always talk to the fields, always have done......probaly i know its about the only thing that has no option but to listen to me
Same as Figgis, i probably get rewarded to shut me up for a bit :lol:
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Well done. :thumbsup:
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