Trashaeology Expedition at Piney Creek Acres

Inspired by DK's recent trashpo videos and the discussion which broke out on my previous blog post, Oh! For the Love of Trash! (which can be found here: Moo and I set out to see what we could discover of the remains of an old trash pit out back.

Meet Moo!

She is my crazy, wild-eyed, D-Kanine Kocker who accompanies me on my trashpo hunts here at Piney Creek Acres. For those of you who may think that Snooky's D-Kanine Kin are laying down on the job, we are here to inform all of the misnomer! 

It had been two years since my last foray into the pit and I wasn't hopeful, as the weeds have grown high this season. I guess that's why I left my camera in the house. We had better luck than I thought, as the sun glinted off glass jars hidden amongst the overgrowth. I began pulling some weeds and uncovering bits. I managed to keep Moo out of the broken glass despite the fact that we were singing Annie Lennox's "Walking on Broken Glass" as we worked. (Here, it must be said that I was thinking a great deal of Nancy Bell Scott as I shook numerous glass bits from the roots of the weeds I pulled.)

Later, I went back and got a couple shots of our progress...

Of course, I brought a spade along this time and continued digging for what seemed like ages in the hot sun. (In reality, it was only half an hour, but in my defense, the heat was brutal!) By the time I stopped, this is how the piles looked:

There were no less than a dozen rusted mower blades buried there. Again, I was thinking of Nancy and her penchant for rusty objects.

There was a fair amount of GOOD trash available for use in collage and assemblage projects; an old tea kettle, 2 aluminum ice tray dividers, a large percolator filter, a partially melted bottle, a broken piece of a sunflower dish, two rusted drawer handles, and numerous other objects, including a vintage coke bottle opener! I was thrilled with my haul for the day! Please join me again next time, on Trashaeology Expedition, when we will dig deeper into the trash pit at Piney Creek Acres!  



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Comment by Lynn Radford on June 21, 2012 at 6:00pm

Maybe THAT's why I'm so drawn to it, DW! Your insight is invaluable as always! :D

Comment by Lynn Radford on June 21, 2012 at 5:50pm

Thanks, DK! I'm hoping to bring Jill Eudaly (also an IUOMA member) down here soon, to join me in my expedition. I really think she'd DIG it! Check out her blog, Recycled Daze, and you'll better understand why I feel this way. :D

I LOOOVE Angie's IDDU badge! The motto is fantastic, "Means by No Means." Makes me think of Roger Miller's "King of the Road." 

Oh no!

Now I have to sing! "Trailer for sale or rent! Rooms to let fifty cents! No phone, no pool, no pets! Ain't got no cigarettes! Ah, but two hours of pushin' broom buys a 8x12 four bit room. I'm a man of MEANS BY NO MEANS, King of the Road!"

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2012 at 5:37pm

Harper's Ferry - The Force is very powerful there.

Comment by Lynn Radford on June 21, 2012 at 5:34pm

I've been missing KDJ on here... Anyone know how she's hanging in?

Ahhh... that's why I didn't know it. The Susquehanna is out east in PA. I live on the west side, 20 mins. from OH. The Susquehanna flooded my brother out of his home last fall... Always wanted to see the confluence of the Susquehanna and the Potomac at Harper's Ferry... Jefferson's description of its splendor has always beckoned me...

Comment by DKULT on June 21, 2012 at 5:31pm

Comment by DKULT on June 21, 2012 at 5:29pm

W ow!!!! Incredible blog Lynn-thanks for taking us on this wondrous journy. Love everything you found and I see Moo is a great bloodhound. I see this as Woman vs. Wild-we'll have to start scheduling some-trasharcheology dig excursions guided by you to raise money for the Award you're getting. Sorry, you have to pay for your own. Angie posted a great photo on FB yesterday. Gonna go snag it as it is appropriate for your medal!!!

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2012 at 5:11pm

Lynn, what was that Godfather quote KDJ used to describe DKULT: "I try to get out, but they keep pulling me back in."


I had to refresh my memory on Piney Island. It's on the Susquehanna River.

Comment by Lynn Radford on June 21, 2012 at 3:22pm

I must thank you two Lone Rangers (NBS & DVS) for stopping in to read this blog post and leaving such awesome comments!

Your words of compliment literally bowled me over, Nancy! Moo looks like this when she is running full tilt toward the people she loves. It was a feat to get the pic and I daresay I may never get another quite as good. :D

Dharmadada and a nomination for TrashPo Litzer all in one month? I simply do not have the words... 

I completely concur with the thought that Moo's pic would make for a great D-Kanine Trashound poster... She'd be a great recruiter, along with Snooky the ultimate wonder D-Kanine.  

Loved how you expounded on the dig, DVS! Always wanted to find arrowheads, but never have. My dad used to find a good many when he was a kid living in Geneseo, NY. Piney Island is not familiar to me, but now that you've piqued my curiosity, I'll have to look into it. :D 

Comment by Nancy Bell Scott on June 21, 2012 at 3:03am

Absolutely, you are right sir, I nominate Lynn for the Trashpo Litzer. And Moo definitely needs to star in a trashound poster.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on June 21, 2012 at 2:03am

I think Nancy just nominated Lynn for the TrashPo Litzer.

Lynn, what an incredible shot of Moo! That is the ultimate D-Kanine, Trashound poster in the making.

Great stuff you're finding. A few years back I did some archaeology research for some writing I was doing and I got in Native American prehistory in PA. You might turn up some artifacts too.

I go into PA projectile point (typologies). There is a well-known form called "Piney Island" point, although I can't remember what the date is on that culture. Most of the arrowheads in your area are made of rhyolite, as flint is rare there. Is there a Piney Island you know of?



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