One of the nice things about living in the country is the pleasant surprises one gets. Today my wife and I went to the semi big city. She had an appointment to keep and I wanted to do a little shopping. When we left the house she smiled and exclaimed "Look shaggy manes!"
Now for those who don't know it, shaggy manes are wild mushrooms that are very edible and go great with steak. The only issue here was there weren't enough to make a real feed so it wasn't worth harvesting them. The game plan, as per my wife, is to let them spore and harvest them later. Personally I'm not a big mushroom fan unless they are fried well but my wife loves them.
I take my cue from my wife's experience in all things mushroom. As my Father-in-law would say "There are old mushroom pickers and there are bold mushroom pickers but there are no old and bold mushroom pickers." So if she says leave them be, I don't have a problem with that. When we do get around to picking it becomes a time sensitive issue, they need to be blanched upon being picked ASAP.Then if there's enough they will get flash frozen for eating later.
Well that's the extent of my excitement for now. I'll post more on the morrow. Until then, bye-bye.