A New Year for us to make an impression on, if it is a good impression I hope it is remembered, if not please don’t waste time on it.
Kathy sent us a “Lion’s Mane Mushroom Patch” for Christmas. It is a kit to grow your own mushrooms. If we have done it correctly we should get one to two pounds of mushrooms from this kit and then there resident mycelium or”sawdust spawn” that w can us to inoculate logs or stumps to grow more mushrooms when it gets warm enough outdoors to grow them. Here is a picture of the Patch
We had to make a tent to put the patch in to hold in the humidity. They send you the plastic tent and suggest using a coat hanger to hold it over the patch but they didn’t say where to hang the coat hanger, they just said “use your imagination” so we went looking for some place where we could hang it, everything was too big to stretch the tent over or was too small to put the patch under. Finally we saw the small end table at sits beside Normans chair and by tipping it upside down the top of the table was large enough to hold the patch and the tent and by velcroing the top to the bottom of the table and with one of the square plates Shirley gave me last Christmas in the bottom under the patch it was perfect and he tent stays sealed without touching the patch and yet can easily be removed or lifted up the 2 to 4 times each day to water the patch.
With this picture you can see the upside down table clearer. Now in 7 to 14 day we should start getting some little mushrooms growing. Wish me luck!! I will let you know when they start to grow. If you are interested in trying this go to http://www.fungi.com and see where she got them. We had tried growing mushrooms years ago in New Hampshire but didn’t have any luck, I hope we have more luck this time.
We are still content just to visit and relax so far but are getting ready now to get to work. Norman has done a few small jobs around here and a few for Patty and now I guess we will take one one bigger job and the first one will be to lay a new floor in the kitchen. I guess it will be a wood floor was we like the one we have in Spencer. Then I want him to replace all the mop boards in the living room, dinning room and hall. When they tiled this area they didn’t remove the mopboards first so they slopped the grunting on the mop boards and since it is too big a job to remove the tile Norman says he can remove and replace the tile and do it right. That will make the tile look much better and then we will use area rugs to dress up the whole place. Have a great day.