Godless in the garden


Godless in the garden

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Comment by Randall Smith on November 26, 2017 at 7:06am

Spud asked, not me. But glad to hear your hip is healing.

Found out my blueberry source 10 min down the road is closing its gates permanently. Boo hoo. I wonder if my son in law would like to add blueberries to our farm? Perhaps, but he has enough on his plate.

Comment by Daniel W on November 25, 2017 at 2:39pm

Randy, thanks for asking.  I think the hip strain is slowly improving.  I suspect, but dont know, that I injure more easily, and heal more slowly, partly due to cancer treatment.  Or, because Im getting older.  Regardless, I push through and dont let it stop me.  Im also due for an iron infusion soon too, which helped in the past.

Regardless, today I dug some areas to extend the vegetable garden beds.  That makes up for the area where I put the blackberries.   Next I want to put up a temporary fence, and herd the chickens into there, to eat bugs and weed seeds and worms, and chicken-till what I very roughly turned over with shovel.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 25, 2017 at 11:10am

Daniel, hoping your fig tree survives.  How is your hip strain doing?

Comment by Randall Smith on November 25, 2017 at 7:43am

Daniel, thanks for the tips on blackberry bushes as posted on your "growing greener blog".

Comment by Daniel W on November 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

Chanterelles are common in the maritime Pacific NW.  People used to tell me that the best chanterelle hunting sites were staked out by people who would shoot you if they caught you in their mushroom hunting area.  I don't know, maybe that is legend.  I bought some last month, didn't like them as much as morels or button mushrooms.  Maybe it was the preparation.

In my vegetable garden, there was a patch that looked like white button grocery store mushrooms.  But I didn't try them.  I don't know enough about them to take the chance.  I don't think I'm missing out on any great flavors.  Morels, yes.  But I've never seen one growing here.

I wonder if the morel mushroom growing kits really work.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 24, 2017 at 2:11pm

In this dry climate, mushrooms are few and far between.  If they were plentiful here, I would get a book and go searching.  If my brother, who's a mushroom expert, was still alive, I'd ask him to take me hunting, and share his expertise.

Comment by Randall Smith on November 24, 2017 at 7:06am

It's really a shame we've been scared to death to eat mushrooms. So many ARE edible, but we hesitate/refuse to eat them. I'm guilty, although I can recognize about 6 edibles. Not that yellow one, Thomas. Nor Daniel's. Pretty, however!

Comment by Thomas Murray on November 23, 2017 at 4:57pm

   Speaking of mushrooms....The following video:


.... I saw 2 of these in my back yard woods. At the time I had no idea these were sought after delicacy. Still I would not pick them for I have no experience identifying fungi and mushrooms.

Comment by Daniel W on November 23, 2017 at 3:47pm

Spud, 40s to 50s to 60s.

BB, I think if I want to see pretty colors, I'll plant zinnias again :-)

I found a photo of these from under the same tree, in Dec 2015.  This must be the season for them.

Comment by Idaho Spud on November 23, 2017 at 1:36pm

Daniel, what temperatures are those mushrooms sprouting at?


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