Good things are happening

Good evening everyone, tonight I spent about 3 hours going through my blog and updating the look, links, and overall feel. This was a daunting task but I have really been thinking about putting more attention on metal detecting and I hope you folks are enjoying it. It has always amazed me at how many people read my blog posts even from years past. Looking at my stats is really what jump started my renewed spirit about the hobby and sharing my knowledge.  I have enjoyed vlogging and have a couple more ready to go and I’m just waiting for the time to be right. I also wanted to let everyone know that I have been in talks with a detector manufacturer to bring my readers/viewers an honest opinion on some of their existing equipment as well as field testing their new products. I am looking forward to the partnership and the thing I like most is that they are not requiring me to be exclusive to their brand. I don’t want to mention who it is just yet as they will be rolling out a bunch of new marketing materials next month. I should be getting one of their machines to try, hopefully I will get to put some hours in on it before everything launches. The coolest part about the partnership is that  I will be able to bring you guys some special discounts on their equipment by simply using a code that I will provide. Start saving all the coins you found in coin star machines over the winter for a new machine. All that being said, stay tuned as things are starting to head in the direction I had hoped for 2017.

 

Thanks for reading and happy detecting

Steveouke *\_

Kicking in-Vlog #1

I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I am going to integrate a Vlog into my Blog. I am going to take a different approach than most in regards to finds. I may show my finds every once in awhile but I want to focus more on the hobby as a whole. I have always been surprised about how many views my simple blog gets and I’m hoping that between reading and watching my site will be complete for anyone in or getting into the hobby. That being said I have launched the first Vlog entry and you can see it here. If you want to not miss a Vlog entry hit the subscribe button. I guess my end hope is that I can do some product reviews, news, and general information about the hobby.

Thanks for reading and I’m looking forward to where this is going.

Steve *\_

The Ukena Life of today.

Well, I haven’t been detecting much due to me working full time, growing a woodworking business, as well as maintaining my family life. The activities of recent have me even more busy. Our family is moving to Wisconsin and my wife and three sons are staying with friends there while I pack up the house and I will be heading up there in a few days. We moved into our house 2 years ago and I cannot believe how much we have accumulated in that short time. Anyways I am excited to get all of our stuff into our new home and start settling in. We have found a home in Wisconsin and have all the offers accepted and we are just getting closing details in place. I’m looking forward to swinging my detector up there because the town we found our home in was founded in 1841. That will be some of the oldest ground I have had the pleasure of detecting. Half cents, Large Cents, Seateds, oh my.. And that doesn’t even mention all the bicycling, fishing, and other outdoor activities that are so easily found in the area.

The sorrowing part of this post is that I am leaving behind a great group of guys at Wheat State Treasure Hunters. We have had a ton of fun, created memories, and done the hobby a service. I will check in with the club, try to gather up hunt buddies on my return trips, and definitely stay in touch via social media. I hope the best for the club and I will truly miss sharing our services with the detector manufacturers and showing them the good our club does.

Until we get unpacked and settled the finds will be dreams but once I get the coil to the soil I’m certain mother earth will give up some goodies.

Thanks for reading and I wish everyone the best!

*\_ Steveouke