Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014-08-24 Dig

Margaret, Stepth, Barry, Gary and Clif extending a shovel test pit line.

The dry conditions made for easy sifting, but not much evidence of early use.

See ya next Sunday, weather permitting!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Chapter dig is cancelled for this Sunday, August 3rd!

Due to conflicting schedules and the weather forecast:

The chapter dig is cancelled for this Sunday, August 3rd!


Hopefully, we will have better weather next week!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

2014-07-27 Dig…

Step, Gary & Clif arrived at the dig this morning, got set up, began sifting. Then it got so dark that we had to use a flashlight to examine the screenings. Shortly thereafter, a cloudburst sent us scurrying out. We'll return next Sunday - weather willing!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

2014 Chapter Picnic

 A lovely couple.
 Howie sends one away…
 Then retrieves.
Do not mistake discipline for patience.
(Leslie Smith photo.)
Ray and Gary compare napping techniques.

(Leslie Smith photo.)
 Last throw under the fading skies.

Beautiful weather and thanks to Tom, another wonderful Chapter picnic!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Storm Clouds of War...

Columns of black smoke reach into the summer sky of late July the 20th 1779, as a weary rider reaches Goshen N.Y. bearing the news that the settlements of Peenpack and Mahackamack had been attacked.
British Army Col.Joseph Brant and his force of Mohawk and Loyalist raiders, are the party responsible for the raid and are withdrawing northwest. They are unaware that they will be pursued and calmly camp for the night. Storm clouds of war have gathered along the Deleware River.
Storm Clouds of War
watercolor