The rest of the day we spent together filling a couple of bags with big and juicy blueberries so we can have some jam for the winter, and when we got back home we ate a bowl of it with sugar, a really nice pre-dinner snack :D
Today Girlfriend went early to work, so I got up and prepared for another day in the forest. My plan was to start a dumping pit I found a few weeks ago, a big one. I stocked up on some food and water and took off as soon as the coffee jar was empty. I had gps marked the place so it was easy enough to find back to it and I went to work. A few hours in and I had dug out a whole lot of bottles, and even more rusted junk and the pile kept growing the more I dug. Now and then a nice looking relic was placed in another pile that didn`t grow as rapidly as the junk pile. I could feel the fresh and sharp autumn air everytime I took a few minutes break, and it was quite cozy with the rays from the low autumn sun penetrating the yellowing canopy, but as soon as I began searching through the dumping pit again all that was forgotten. I pulled out a lantern of the type often used on airfields and with panzers, a big vaffel iron (!), a pair of ski boots, a civillian field torch, a giant vinagre bottle which is quite rare, a few coins and a whole bunch of gaming pieces. I also found a bakelite butter dish lid which was quite nice as I`ve found two bottom parts earlier so now at least one of them will be complete, a leather K98 ammo pouch and a whole bunch of 7.92 rounds. I was struggling a bit with a large piece of metal I couldn`t really identify before I had it up on the surface, and to my surprise it was a rather nice and almost intact bunker stove. I have earlier found a few of the parts that it was missing so thats a project I have for winter now, cleaning it up and making it look presentable again. With the backpack now filled to the point of bursting, and afternoon creeping up it was time to fill back the hole and find my way back to the car, barely able to walk under the weight of the relics :D As soon as I get the time I ll be back continuing this dumping pit as it is large and might take 5 or 6 more visits, maybe I ll manage it before King Winter is upon us..