As many of you know ... We (Dear Hubby and I) are new to the field of mycology aka. mushroom growing. We attended a presentation about it and did some reading and dug right in and planted up some spawn.
We started a wood chip bed with Wine Caps ~ here's a pic from last fall...
I did a little walk about today and checked things out. What a pleasant surprise to see this:
Then I wandered down to check out the Double Jewel and Miss Happiness Shiitake mushrooms we have innoculated logs with:
No pinning yet. Pinning is what they call it when the baby mushrooms start to show. I really didn't expect to see anything yet as we just started to have spring weather here.
In fact, I still have SNIRT in the yard. Snirt is a mix of snow and dirt. Here's what's left ... my 10 foot high snow bank is down to this:
Hopefully, after tonight's rains that will be gone tomorrow.
Continue my walk ... look at my wooden mushrooms and the pretty patina of moss and lichen they're grown:
Onward to the Pohu and Blue Dolphin Oyster mushrooms we started on the totem poles.
What a pleasant surprise again ...
I saved my BEST PLEASANT SURPRISE for last ....
My beautiful little Grandlove Blake who is 6 1/2 weeks old wanted to say HI!
Isn't she a doll! I think she takes after me :) LOL
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.