The guy seems to know his stuff about them. Apparently, they are also involved in the origin story of the "Berserkers", some Viking types who were surrounded and outnumbered by an enemy and due to be slaughtered the next morning. They cooked up a big pot of amanita muscaria soup, ate it, stripped off all their clothes, grabbed their swords and axes and came out swinging!
Central OH - Franklin County
Yesterday, Saturday, I found these BABIES in the woods.
😎I just finally found a baby in Southern Illinois. Should be great in another week! Seem a little late.
Maitake or "Hen of the Woods" just beginning to grow here in Central OH. The Fall "Good Times" are about to roll.
Happy Times in the Woods to everyone!! 😎
Congrats!! So jealous as I can't seem to find them anywhere here in SW Ohio.Central OH - Franklin County
Lions mane today and in the same place I've been finding it for 8 years in a row now!!
Below on the cutting board getting sliced for the dehydrator are 2 of the 3 varieties of Lions Mane: Hereciun Erinaceus on the left and Herecium Americanum on the right.
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Happy Fall mushroom Hunting! 😎 🌞
SB-Did you use sawdust or plug spawn for your logs? Also, is that an all season strain of Shiitake?Cultivated Back Yard Shiitake Mushrooms
Today -- I decided it's time to harvest the few Shiitake Mushrooms from my logs which I soaked and shocked with a sledgehammer 15 days ago, see post # 35 above.
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These above are on a log which I took down into the basement when the weather turned freezIng at nights. Several days later, there is enough for one meal.
Below and left, on the cutting board, are stunted size Shiitake from logs left outside and on right the nice Shitake from the only log I took into the basement where the temps stayed above 63 degrees.
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I left a baby Lions Mane growing when I did my harvest post # 34, 19 days ago. I'm going to return and see if it grew since then.
Happy adventures in the woods, everyone! 😎 🌞