Thursday, June 26, 2014

mushroom hunting

It's hard to believe that this was already two weeks ago, time is going by so quickly.  I went morel mushrooming with a few of my amazing co-workers and a few of their friends, before they invited me I didn't even know that morels grew up here.  But apparently they are pretty prolific!  I've always thought of foraging as more of a late summer/fall thing.  I mean I knew from the books I've read that there are certainly things to harvest in the spring and early summer, but I'd just never given it a try.  So when I was invited I jumped at the chance.

And even though it was after one of the longest days I'd had in ages, it was absolutely worth it, and I'd do it again in a heart beat.  (hopefully I can soon!)  It was a beautiful evening, albeit mosquito infested, which is why I only got a few pictures.  My hands would be coated with the little buggers the moment I held them still enough to take a picture!  But really the whole experience was beautiful enough to make the constant buzzing not much of problem.

One of the girls I went with is getting her masters in mycology, so naturally I pestered her with questions, that she thankfully seemed happy to answer.  She is the one who wove that fantastic basket above for her mushrooms! I'm still in awe.  It's been busy times for me of late, but thanks to a new knitting project and chocolate and some good reads I'm making it.  It's been raining a lot lately, which I've enjoyed so much.  It helps me take it slower, I think.  May blessings find you through the rest of your week!

Love, Clara

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