Kathy sent us a mushroom patch for Christmas. We rigged up a tent, as they directed and have faithfully sprayed it each day and now we are the proud parents of 7 very pretty and fast growing mushrooms.
This i how it looked when we first got it.
this is one side now. Notice the yellowish lumps in the middle- those are the new mushrooms. They are less than a week old and growing like mad.
;This is the back side of the patch with three more mushrooms.
When they are large enough we will cut them off and cook them. They say they taste like lobsters so we will make a lobster newburgh from them and see. The directions said we could get between one and two pounds of mushrooms from this patch and that the brown spores that you see in there will still be active so you can inoculate old hard wood stumps or logs with that and grown some more mushrooms outside. We will try that this summer. In the mean time I will have to just tend to my pineapples. I have 7 or 8 of those growing and the only problem with them is we are not here when they ripen. Last year we had four that had pineapples, Patty got one and then some one took the other three. this year we will put a sign on them, “Please do not pick the pineapples” and maybe she can get all of them. She eats the pineapple and plants the tops in her garden, she must have two dozen there now but her yard does not get much sun so she doesn’t get as many pineapples from her patch. Have a great day.
About Carol (Ouma) Petts
I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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