Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rock Formations

In front of our house, there is a weird rock/concrete formation in the ground, right next to where our apple tree used to be.  I've always wondered about it, because it is man-made. 

It measures about 12" by 12", so it's fairly small.  What could it be for?  It seems a little small to be where an outhouse might have been once (plus, it seems strange to me that people would've put the outhouse in the front yard?).


Perhaps someday I should dig underneath?  What do you all think?  Might there be a time capsule under there?

32 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

Hum, an old well?

Sunnybrook Farm said...

That is strange, was there an old house near your place. If it was an old farm and the apple tree was old there could have been some building or something that needed a support.

A Quiet Corner said...

Or a body, Baby Girl. At our old place, we found a headstone...dislodged...just lying in a pile!...:)JP

endah murniyati said...

A strange rock formation. I have no ides about it. Maybe it's a sign that there's something interesting or important under the formation.

Roan said...

Buried treasure!

Out on the prairie said...

gravestone

Montanagirl said...

Hmmmm....that's strange. Maybe you should dig it out and see.

angel shrout said...

Lord our yard is full of rocks like that. Came when they dug out for water lines and footers.. just piled them up off to the side..

Monkeywrangler said...

What about an old plugged well-head?

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I think it's where a pet was buried!
That's my two cents. Leave it alone!!!!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

i was thinking grave marker, too.

Harry Flashman said...

I tend to let sleeping dogs lie in such circumstances.

mail4rosey said...

It's a mystery! :) And yep, an outhouse in the front yard would be no good. ;)

Michaele said...

My first thought was a pet grave. Especially since it was at one time beneath an apple tree.

Gail Dixon said...

Hmmm...I'm sure my curiosity would get the best of me and I'd have to see what's under there. Do it! And report back, of course. :)

Sally said...

Me too, a pet grave. BUT, if you dig it out, let us know. :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I wouldn't dig it up, I think it might be a grave for a pet under the apple tree.....

Ginny said...

It looks like it could have been a small tree that died long ago and petrified. Am I crazy or what? But that was the first thing I thought upon seeing it. Dig it up and give us all an adventure, what fun!

Mila said...

No, no, a creature will come out!

Linda said...

Oh, treasure! But seriously, if you excavate, record measurements as you go along so if you do find remnants of a structure you can figure out the size. And take photos!

Lin said...

If it's like my yard, it's probably an animal grave. I am always moving my gardens around...digging here, moving that...so if a hamster dies, there is nowhere to bury them. That's when you have to turn to the lawn.

It's a gamble...I'd leave it and wonder. Or at least make up a good story!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I wonder, too, if it's a pet grave or an old well? Would your county offices have any idea?

Lady Lilith said...

No idea but a capsule sounds interesting. It could also be a long lost animal.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think its a burried treasure too!
love
tweedles

Willow said...

I think a dog may be buried there . I always remember old stories where dogs were buried under their favorite shade tree.

Nicole Flowers said...

Metal detector could likely rule out a time capsule.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Maybe a hole that needed filling? Quite the mystery. :)

Grandma Bonnie said...

very interesting. I think I would have had to dig it up and see what was underneath.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is so interesting. I'm wondering if it might be a pet grave??

alissa apel said...

I hope it's something good. Maybe someone burred their pet there. I'm not sure. A time capsule would be so cool!

Michael Manning said...

I've read all of the comments here to gain a sense of what I might do. If you have a neighbor or friend with a metal detector, I'd try that first.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

That sounds like a great summer project to do with the boys.