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Jam Lady

Wonderful Mushroom Finding Day

The 2.6 inches of rain we got on Sunday must have worked its mushroom magic. I caught a glimpse of something egg yolk yellow off the side of the driveway this afternoon. And at this time of year that means chanterelles!



I got my Opinel mushroom knife, 2 small brown paper bags - and came scrambling back up the slope with 1 pound, 10.25 ounces of prime chanterelles. More on the way too.



Happy, happy.
sean

Nice. I do like a chanterelle or two.
Shan

Fab!

I have never been lucky enough to find them.
Jamanda

I have a spot, but I think its a bit early for them over here.
Treacodactyl

They were appearing round here a month or so ago, just too small to pick as we hadn't had any rain. Things should improve now after we've had a few showers.
Northern Boy

Fabulous - lucky you to have chanterelles growing on the driveway!
Jam Lady

It does make life simple to have them growing so close to home.

For dinner we had salmon with my go-to marinade of brown sugar, mustard, soy sauce and sherry; some mashed potatoes (blue fingerlings, gave a unique color) and the chanterelles sauteed together with shallots and some thyme. Yummy!
bubble

chanterelles today in Bucks[yum yum]
thingamajig

chanterelles today in Bucks[yum yum]


They're just starting to pop up then.I am planning a nosey at the weekend and your pic has given me hope.
Was there much else about or do you think this is the very start?
I think with the recent rain its looking hopeful and it should be even better by the weekend.
Jamanda

Not a sausage here yet. But we haven't really had any rain either. I had to water when I put some seeds in yesterday as the earth is still dusty dry.
bubble

this is the second flush,we had a flush 5-6 weeks ago,but the heatwave put a stop until now.
bulworthy project

Nothing here yet.
Sad
Jam Lady

Oyster Mushrooms Today!

I picked all the oyster mushrooms off the two trees that I could easily reach from the ground, and without falling down the embankment. More than we can eat fresh, so will saute and freeze the excess.

More rain yesterday, another .70 inches. This morning I expectantly went to the area off the driveway where I got the previous haul of chanterelles and there is nothing! Not even the manky ones I didn't pick. My go-to villain for anything eaten are deer. Anyone know if deer eat mushrooms. No matter, I'll blame them anyhow.

Off to clean and saute mushrooms.
Duane Dibbley

Nothing here yet either Sad
dpack

Re: Oyster Mushrooms Today!

I picked all the oyster mushrooms off the two trees that I could easily reach from the ground, and without falling down the embankment. More than we can eat fresh, so will saute and freeze the excess.

More rain yesterday, another .70 inches. This morning I expectantly went to the area off the driveway where I got the previous haul of chanterelles and there is nothing! Not even the manky ones I didn't pick. My go-to villain for anything eaten are deer. Anyone know if deer eat mushrooms. No matter, I'll blame them anyhow.

Off to clean and saute mushrooms.


squirrels love shrooms,more likely the fluffy ones rather than deer
however shrooms make good stuffing for squirrels
Truffle

Re: Oyster Mushrooms Today!

I picked all the oyster mushrooms off the two trees that I could easily reach from the ground, and without falling down the embankment. More than we can eat fresh, so will saute and freeze the excess.

More rain yesterday, another .70 inches. This morning I expectantly went to the area off the driveway where I got the previous haul of chanterelles and there is nothing! Not even the manky ones I didn't pick. My go-to villain for anything eaten are deer. Anyone know if deer eat mushrooms. No matter, I'll blame them anyhow.

Off to clean and saute mushrooms.

They'll eat boletus. One of my best B.edulis finds was from startling deer who were busy eating their body weight in fruiting bodies.
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