|old man of the woods, the younger years|
|old man of the woods, the twilight years|
I saw this mushroom and thought that it looked like a scoop of ice cream...
That, friends, is a Chicken Mushroom aka Sulphur Shelf mushroom. Another choice edible for me! It was about 10 feet up on a dead oak and I had to go back to the house to get a limb cutter to get it down. This big guy weighed in at a little over 4 pounds, but they're known to get much, much bigger. We had lobster mushrooms on the menu for that night so I prepped this guy for freezing. I was able to cook and freeze 4 family-sized servings, and yes, it really does taste like chicken. It will be terrific in soup this fall.
The bits that weren't suitable for eating were once again used for dyeing.
|a tiny specimen in my son's hand|
Well, now that I've probably bored you all to tears with my mushroom mania...
I promise that more crafting news will be coming soon. I've been working on a few projects, some new, some re-visited and hope to have a shop update soon. Perhaps there will even be some mushrooms involved.
Have a great day, all and thanks for stopping by.
I hope you all find something incredible on your wanders today, too.