After following some links around the net that peaked my curiosity I came upon something that all my schooling and instincts said "no way". So naturally I decided to try it and the results were simply amazing. You can get electricity from your yard, and almost anything in it.
so here's what I did, try it, you will be amazed too, and begin to wonder what else is not as we were taught.
Step 1: Tools
you will need a voltmeter, scraps of wire, some water and paper towels.
some stiffer wire, roll of wire, PVC tubing, brass and steel rods later if you decide to follow up with phase 2 and 3