Thursday

Mushrooms

There’s nothing like a couple days of rain to get the mushrooms popping.  I know there’s lots of edible ones out there in the woods, but I don’t know a good one from a deadly one.  Until  the other day.
Jim was down by the wood pile, which isn’t too far from the road.  He saw a Jeep go by, then the driver slam on the brakes and back up.  Soon a little Hmong man gets out, climbs up the bank and starts picking mushrooms off one of the dead trees on our land.  He picked as many as he could reach, put them in a gunny sack and then drove off without ever noticing that Jim was right there watching him. 
Later that day we go out  and see what these mushrooms look like.  Obviously they must be edible.  I looked them up in my Mushroom Book and find out they’re called Oyster Mushrooms and are considered choice edible mushrooms.  Even though I like mushrooms, you won’t catch me eating the wild ones. 
Here’s one he couldn’t reach. 
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7 comments:

Elaine said...

Well I didn't know anything about an Oyster Mushroom before reading your post. So off to Wikipedia I went for more information. After reading that...oh yeah...can I come pick a bag too? We love mushrooms in this house. And you have these outside your door...lucky you.

Jodi said...
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Jodi said...

Wow that's awesome! I love mushrooms too but like you, don't really know which are the good or bad ones to eat either. I love taking pictures of them! There are so many different kind. Mushrooms are just awesome. This is such a neat picture. :)

Ramblingon said...

No way would I eat wild ones. Wait! I won't eat any at all! ;-)

beth said...

I ate plenty of wild mushrooms as I was growing up but I would never eat a wild one now. I still love mushrooms sauteed in butter. YUMM!!

Curtis said...

Ummmmmm magic mushrooms. Had to come over here to comment on the email I got saying you left me a comment. Where the heck did this donotreply@stupidMSNlive.upyours.com come from anyway? Geez can't even reply to an email anymore. Anyway looks like ya'll is havin' a good time down there [guess that's ovair from where I am now] so enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hey wanna see my nice shiney tooth? I'm going to hafta have a look see and maybe I can find some of them there Lingonberries around. That was almost 5 years ago when I got those and only had a week to git em there.

SawDustGal said...

I know those shrooms are tasty but I too hesitate to eat wild ones. I don't know why, round here they shroom hunt alot. There's just so many bugs inside them to flush out. Jim wearing camo? LOL!!! Have ah great weekend!

 
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