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Here are some photos of the early hens I found this year. I found four in the month of september! Haven't been back out. Went to brown county for a wedding this past weekend and came home with over 100 chigger bites on my legs alone. Gonna take a second to heal before i hit the woods again. Hopefully they'll be some late fruits coming out! Luckily rain has been slow for the most part. last year I found a 10 lb hen on October 28th so I'm hoping I'll see some late this month. These hens ranged from 3-6 pounds. The 6 pounder was covered I mean covered in orange larvae- totally inedible.
Mosquitos are one thing but chiggers are worst, they seem to stick around longer, hope you're out and about soon.
 

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Cold, Wind, & Rain… Fall Mushrooms Are Popping Everywhere… Warm Up This Weekend Could Induce A Huge Flush… Red Reishi, Field Mushroom, Turkey Tail, & Puffballs In That Order… Happy Hunting Folks!!!
Very nice!! Love the leaf pic!! How do the field mushrooms taste? Saw a bunch in yards in August. Seemed to be in groups of 5-8. I always wondered if they were growing over peoples septic finger systems? Or maybe a long gone stump that used to be there? Keep the pics coming. So dry here not sure . Been waiting on a rain to get out and look around.
 

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Very nice!! Love the leaf pic!! How do the field mushrooms taste? Saw a bunch in yards in August. Seemed to be in groups of 5-8. I always wondered if they were growing over peoples septic finger systems? Or maybe a long gone stump that used to be there? Keep the pics coming. So dry here not sure . Been waiting on a rain to get out and look around.
The field mushrooms are bland but good just like buttons in the store, only harvest them in non suburban areas because of fertilizers… They are not associated with trees… Definitely a choice edible though…
 

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First two photos are Oyster Mushrooms(pleurotus ostreatus) after recent rain this weekend they are everywhere, collected five pounds today at work… Next three photos are Mock Oysters(Phyllotopsis nidulans) have a strong unpleasant odor and are regarded as inedible though nonpoisonous… Last two photos are Gymnopus dryophilus some sources list these as edible but they contain toxins that cause severe gastrointestinal issues, It has been found to contain anti inflammatory beta-glucans… Happy Hunting!!!
 

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Is everyone bout Ready fir Winter?
I'm working on cleaning my chimney, and new pipes between it and Our Wood Burner..
Then I need to buy bout 8 more rick of wood.
With Our Wood Burner, in the basement the Heat comes up thru the floor and keeps the whole house Very Warm, so even if the Electric would go out. We are all good
 

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I had new roof put on, and new windows installed this year. The old double hungs let cold air in like crazy. The ones I installed are only double pane, but they are incredibly tight. On one of the previous sub-freezing morning, I pressed my knuckles up against the glass. It was barely cooler than the ambient temperature. Should save me ton over the winter.
 
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