Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Elbow-Deep in Mushrooms

ONE DAY of hard rain seemed to be a blessing.  Scotty and I explored an area of steep uphill above a creek in a nice canyon and found saucer sized oysters and piles of chanterelles.  The forest claimed my pocket knife - but we came home with 2.75# of oyster mushrooms, and 7.25# of chanterelles.  Some of our recent "favorite" spots seem to have suffered some trampling and cutting down of branches by local authorities.  We also suspect in one area that it is a bit cooler due to the direction the hillside faces - cutting down on the blooms of the chanterelles.

Meanwhile, I'm still cleaning chanterelles and haven't started on cutting lemons for chutney - woe is me!!

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