Sunday, March 13, 2011

I'm growing mushrooms!!

I had such a great time yesterday at the Mushroom Workshop and would like to send out a big thank you to Anne Pärtna, Hugh Martin and Greg Bender for being gracious and patient teachers.  

With me came home with seven small logs having drilled holes, inoculated with mushroom spawn, and sealed with wax.  I placed the logs on the north side of the house, and they will be fine there, for now, but when the days get longer I'll have to move them into a thicket of sorts so as not to expose them to too much direct sunlight.

In between arriving at the workshop and coming home, I met so many pleasant and interesting people, along with firming up bonds with people I've begun to know and enjoy.  

I can't wait to get together with some others who are going to continue with their mushroom growing and expand my little mushroom operation.  It is said, after all, that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. 

This year is going to be a busy, productive, more-than-likely stressful at times and entirely fulfilling four-seasons of fun, food and fellowship.  

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~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

HELLO!!! I've missed your last few posts and wanted to just say 'HI!' and to also say that I can't wait to see how this new endeavor goes--Especially as the weather improves!

I'm also envious of your finding such interesting workshops!

Hope you've had a good day!! :-)

Miriam said...

Good for you! I'm really looking forward to hearing how this goes. We've thought of trying mushrooms some day - maybe this will encourage us to try it sooner rather than later!

Cherie said...

Your gutsiness in taking on the unknown (to you) always impresses me.

What is this leisure time of which you speak?

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