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Next years' Digfest date has already been set;;
8 & 9 OCTOBER 2011
Digfest is now officially TWO days. Opening on a Saturday and including camping was a big success.
Still 20 bucks for all day Saturday, 40 on Sunday
This post brought up to show Digfest date for an anxious digger
Note Travis #1's idle threat
Assume this will take place at CCC?
thanks hal that far out ill deffinatly be off.
Bridgett and I will be there both days as well.
Good news, the Fredricksburg flint show is the next weekend after digfest...Just right to buy more display
frames and reference books
I just talked to Richard & Mary Chrisner yesterday.
Digfest 11 plans have started rolling, new banners have been ordered, catering & support staff are signed on.
Front entry unchanged from last years except that the metal work could use a new coat of blue ( and the "grass" a coat of green )
Camping area. At this time last year the grass and thistle bushes were 3 feet high an Richard had to mow
the whole area.
This year's dig area could be very interesting ( and
productive )....BIG HOLE is the site name, it's the very first camp that the Chrisners opened years ago.
Everyone would remember the garage wall pics of the diggers all around an island working to the middle.
Once the island was gone they moved onto TOP CAMP.
The plan is to doze a clean wall where the original digging stopped. It's the same expanding dig around a camp that TJ just did so successfully at the old
Easy digging ...NO cement !
This pic shows some of the original finds
Dead cow is probably on the menu again for a real Texas BBQ But ....if Mary could part with some of her pets..some pate de Guinee hen under glass would be a
The Digfest, big hole site open for digging Sunday morn early ( number 4 on the ranch map )
Arrive Saturday dig ( anywhere but big hole ) / surface / camp $20 per person.
Digfest Sunday $40.00 per person. KEEP THE ENTRY STUB
it's your claim ticket for the prize drawings.
In the front page Digfest info is a ' click on ' to see a property map,( just above the prize list ) # 4
is the digfest location
Saturday diggers...a clean wall has been made farther down along the creek past last years digfest zone.
See # 8 on the map
Dont bother digging in front of the paleo shelter...
another digger is down 15 feet...
And still going
When is Michelle opening the sign up list?
I will be there.
haven't been to CCC in about 2 or 3 months. Can't wait to start slinging some dirt.
PROGRESS REPORT SEPTEMBER 15 2011
THE SIGNS ARE UP
Therre's a huge amount of work needed to reopen the' big hole' site.
This view is facing the creek showing the new wall
Richard contracted with a reknown Bell country digger to check the progress to date and evaluate the
hardness of the soil. Thats the wall in back of him that we just saw in the previous pic )
OHMYGOSH ..a piece of flint sticking out of the wall !
A complete ENSOR...the first official point of the Digfest '11 big hole site
Looking to the big hill, creek to photog's back, base will be cleaned off.
The professor judged the hill 'test' slice to be easy digging the dark soil and the lowest compacted soil
difficult. ( flint flake finds in the lowest level will determine how deep it must be dug, )
Walking out, more flint flakes were seen in the wall
Small and humble but a good sign...2 feet and a piece of bone
Disregard the following panoramic clips...it's only for Badger to get her brain oriented to location.
Badger, You dug with White shirt right there in the middle a few years ago and found THREE points. The 'big hole' is on the right
Going right, pretty much looking up that beautiful cut leading to the 'rock pile ' camp site.
Right of last pic
The vehicle is parked at the base of the entry road and the far limit of the new dig area.
Plenty of room for all, No digging til Oct 9 2011
oh man he just found the point I was supposed to find in that wall. its ok I never find much , I come for the BBQ anyway lol . the list is small we need another hundred or two people regestered to go to digfest . oh by the way we got a real good rain here in Lubbock , I sure hope we get some down around you guys !
lmao , no way Hal , we are not tieing his hands up , that there lil pic of the point he found in the wall , well that just made my flint itch get stronger, but I want his email . I need to send a secret messege to him , one that no one knows im gonna send , ask him to put an X on the spot I should be digging in lol !
He'll never tell, not even under pressure.
Best deal might be to watch him close opening dig morn and get right on his elbow
( and hope the other 50 diggers dont have the same idea )
The digfest 'big hole' site is just about finished
L side of main wall
R side same wall
Hillside clearing ( there is another small section out of the pic on the L )
There's plenty of room for all, just dont claim too much property L to R, concentrate on straight in.
Get that dirt well behind you.
How deep ?? your standing on the depth gauge, thats the level the other diggers took out.
The 10 day WX forecast now out for Moody TX ( on WEATHER.COM)
Partly cloudy 90*/60* for Sunday the 9th.
Scattered thunderstorms listed for Saturday the 8th.
10 days out is a long way out for " scattered" rain predicting. Tis the season in TX, recent rain patterns
have been REALLY scattered..at least it does not indicate a major system that would be non stop rain
Just returned from a last visit to C3 before the weekend.
Spyder has been patroling the edge of where the minefield surrounds the Big Hole.
I cut landscaping plastic into strips and draped them over the edge of about 150 feet of the prime dig wall, just
to have a good dry start place.
COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME ...latest WX report ...GREAT....practically still a drought ( not great now
but time to get deluged after Digfest wkend.)
The banner is up on the front gate.
Checkin at the garage. If not paying for SUNDAY on Sat...you must register / pay at the garage EARLY
I picked a few pebbles off the road today, city vehicles ( like my one wheel drive van ) best use
the road that starts on the RIGHT of the barn
DONOT PARK IN THE BIG HOLE BOWL...park anywhere else just leave a clear out lane.
It's going to be very cloudy ( and cool ) and a 70% chance of no rain at all both days....
Mary Chrisner told me she had a call this morning from woman signing up with her husband...
she said " RAIN OR SHINE, WE'LL BE THERE " ..
Good positive attitude
One sure sign it's on..
The portapotties are being delivered Friday