We're still finding and eating oyster mushrooms. On Saturday we hit the mother lode. It was raining and the mosquitoes were doing double time, but that wasn't enough to stop this obsessed mushroom hunter.
I did a google search about storing them and found out they keep up to a week in the refrigerator. So we sorted them out, layered them between paper towels in a paper bag and found room in the fridge for them. Tonight they're on the menu in this Mario Batali recipe.
As I've mentioned before the mosquitoes are unbelievable this year! Yesterday we saw this deer laying in a shady oasis. Since then we've seen two others laying near the edge of the road. One stayed put, the other ran off as soon as it saw us. It has to be so bad in the woods that they're coming out to get away from all the bugs.
On Sunday we saw a doe with her little fawn. It's a really bad picture because of the midday sun and taking the picture through the windshield. But you can see how tiny the fawn is.
Here's the little bear we saw on Friday night.
And here's a big ol' snapping turtle hanging out in a shallow puddle on the roadside. Hopefully it likes mosquito larvae because this puddle is probably full of it.
Last but not least...there are lots of tree swallows nesting in the blue bird boxes again this year. That's okay because they fly around and eat mosquitoes! They're always welcomed around here.
That's all for now!