Having an almost two hundred year old farmhouse is interesting; you discover secrets buried on the land. Having an almost two hundred year old Civil War farmhouse is fascinating and sacred. Two thousand Cavalry soldiers and horses camped out on my land during the first three days of July, 1863.
We haven’t extensively dug the grounds of our farm; but even in everyday gardening, secrets are revealed. We have some Civil War era cutlery and chips of pottery. We have uncovered an arrowhead, since our land was home to Native Americans before European settlers took it over.
We found this lying in our garden recently……years have left it pristine and clean of any traces of flesh or fur. I looked through photos on the Internet, trying to decipher its secrets. I am leaning toward raccoon, perhaps. Does anyone recognize what face inhabited these remains?
Blessings ……and may his spirit have long since reached a place of peace.