If you are going through a lot of brush and get cut up rub down exposed skin with rubbing alcohol when you get back. Yes it will sting but most of you have tattoos, so suck it up. A ton plants use chemical and bacterial warfare a quick rub down will stop itching, swelling dissolve oils and kill infection. If you think you have nettle burns use baking soda or peroxide. This is a simple thing that will save you from a lot of rashes and pain.
Found just a few mushrooms it’s been dry, but found a great place for ramps next year.
This is just cool. I am a new gardener in a lot of ways, and I am always amazed at the things everyone else seems to know. Today I noticed that my wife is rerooting the basil for a second round. I had no idea you could do this.
My wife asked me to make her a Lazy Kate. I messed the one up I was trying making out of oak. So I made this as a stop gap, so she could get some plying done. It works so well and is so adjustable I think she is just going to use it.
Today I went fly fishing down Elk Creek and caught a good number of small trout, but nothing I wanted to keep, and I got side tracked by all the mushrooms on the banks of the river. Every time I looked over I saw another one. A ton of big chanterelles, a really nice bunch of Orange Milkys (lactarius hygrophoroides) some others too. I had only gone a half mile thou before people started to show up in rafts floating the river. I had fun talking to them, but they scared the fish. I can’t wait to head down again some morning after a good rain. Get fish and mushrooms in one trip!
I should note that I seldom pick any lactarius. Most of them need slow cooked and lend themselves to foods I do not make often. Also, I was after trout because sumac is ripe and goes perfectly with trout it adds just the right amount of lemon flavor.
My wife is experimenting with mushroom dyes. So today I was just out for colors. Mordant will be a heavy base. I will post result good, or bad down the road. She is spinning with a needle style spindle I made for her. I will post that too, but today is just mushrooms.
Garden flowers . The beauty of food growing.