I got a call today from Jeff S. who lost his wedding ring yesterday between an apple tree, 2 mile walk on a trail and somewhere near his house in the woods. I told him I would be out searching in a couple hours.
We met at the place where he was gathering apples that fell to the ground under an apple tree along the road by his house. I did a grid search in an area 20 feet by 10 feet and then directly under the tree in some long grass. I didn’t find the ring there so anticipating the 2 mile walk along a leafy trail we went to his house first. I searched his apple barrel while he went through his pants he wore yesterday, no ring yet. We walked a path into the woods by his house, detecting along the way, where he concocted an applesauce for his animals, made up of sugar beets, apples and molasses. I searched the area with my Fisher F75 detector and swung it like a wand over the pile of apples and got a hit. After moving the mess around there was the gold ring that was his dads old wedding ring, dripping in molasses. I took a picture of the ring and a big Smile of Jeff holding it for my Book of Smiles. I hope his animals enjoy the applesauce as much as Jeff enjoyed the ring back on his finger.