One of our fallen sugar maples had oyster mushrooms! A ton of oyster
mushrooms! Well, about 10lbs so far, actually. Eric made some Asian
style rice noodles with some of them and we traded 4lbs to Ellie and Pat
at Local in exchange for some of their amazing sausages. We're planning
to make a cabbage, mushroom & bratwurst thing for dinner tonight
and then to dry a bunch for the winter.
I absolutely love being able to gather delicious goodies from the woods.
Especially mushrooms - I feel like I'm living out all my Heideggerian
Black Forest fantasies. Not to mention my lower-brow Laura Ingalls
Wilder/Lucy Maud Montgomery fantasies. There's something so comforting
about finding what you need on the land. and mushrooms are such weird
and wild creatures. What a blessing to live on this land.