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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    With all the rain we've had this summer the mushrooms are doing very well in my forest.
    I went out today and picked some Black Trumpets ,many small ones to be picked in the days to come.Attachment 1859071
    way better than bland store bought Mushrooms.

    Do any of you forage for wild edibles ? it's a great hobby to go along with relic hunting .
    Good job! I haven't found any of these here on the west coast yet but hopefully this year I will get the chance. When it gets too wet to go prospecting then I'll be transitioning to mushroom hunting. Actually found some chicken of the woods the other day while out prospecting. Too bad they were just barely a little too old.
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  2. #17
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    the chicken of the woods is what I was looking for when I found the trumpets . I have to stop and look about to see them , if walking I miss them most of the time as they blend in real well. good luck on your hunts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoesnsocks View Post
    Good job! I haven't found any of these here on the west coast yet but hopefully this year I will get the chance. When it gets too wet to go prospecting then I'll be transitioning to mushroom hunting. Actually found some chicken of the woods the other day while out prospecting. Too bad they were just barely a little too old.
    Actually the outter edges of those would have been just fine! chicken of the woods is one that regardless of how old(to an extent of not being rotten) the new growth on the edges is almost always good. next time jut harvest the outer 2 inches or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    Actually the outter edges of those would have been just fine! chicken of the woods is one that regardless of how old(to an extent of not being rotten) the new growth on the edges is almost always good. next time jut harvest the outer 2 inches or so.
    I usually just harvest the tender outer parts. They’re my favorite, even more so than morels. My wife prefers morels.

    Kindest regards,
    Kantuck
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    Very nice mushrooms!
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    Only if you count picking up acorns for my neighborhood squirrels. I freeze them until November or so and the start tossing them into the yard.
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    What a great idea Susan. I’ll have to try that as well.

    Mike
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    Acorns are very bitter but squirrels taste great.

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    treasure comes in all forms this is a perfect example
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    Almost time for giant puffballs. I get them every fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kantuckkeean View Post
    I usually just harvest the tender outer parts. They’re my favorite, even more so than morels. My wife prefers morels.

    Kindest regards,
    Kantuck
    For sure the best part! only had morels a few times, so far my fav is smooth chanterelles that grow on my land near all the beech trees. fry em up in garlic and butter and throw them on a burger and it will put most food establishments to shame!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    Almost time for giant puffballs. I get them every fall.
    saw a kid running around with one a few years ago the size of a basketball. Never had them yet but I hear good things about deep frying em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ticndig View Post
    Acorns are very bitter but squirrels taste great.
    Well then, I am fattening them up for you.
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  14. #29
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    I went out mushroom hunting and the mosquitoes ate thru a layer of deep woods off and two shirts to get to this sweet body of mine .
    I found a few hundred Black Trumpets and one Indigo milk cap. one of the few natural blue foods provided by nature.

    I dehydrated the trumpets and will use them in stir fry and soups at a later date. I ate the Indigo with my lunch.


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    I walked down to the river and caught me something for dinner , The Mosquitoes were still very active so I didn't stay longClick image for larger version. 

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