It was a bit chilly at first but after removing all the top soil I had gotten warm and didn`t notice the beginning winter anymore. Out from the soil came nails, barbed wire bits, rusted food tins, a few Fallschirmleucht signal flares and lots of beer bottles. Many of the bottles was nicely marked on the bottom and the pile of them grew steadily.
After finding the bottom of the pit I began searching the sides and for a while I thought I had found another helmet. I could feel a round shape with the same thickness of helmets, but the more I dug around it, it became clear it was a large bucket or a barrell band and in the end I pulled out a barrell band.
While I had been searching through the pit Girlfriend had kept warm wandering around with the detector picking out some good signals but sadly we found it was only modern rubbish when digging it after we had refilled the now empty dumping pit.
As the days here North is rapidly growing shorter we called it quits as the sun passed behind the mountain and we went to pick up the metal plate and carried it out of the woods.
If we get just a few more nights and days with these kind of cold temperatures the ground will be frozen and impossible to dig so Im hoping for a weather change tonight but I might not be so lucky and this might well have been the last dig of the season, but we ll know for sure the coming days.
Stay warm my Friends :)