The Mukitake suddenly decided to fruit. We have them even on logs I could have sworn got Nameko spawn!
I rinsed them off to remove the opportunistic slugs and millipedes and pine needles and dirt, and they feel just like a fish. Kind of slippery and the flesh “pushes back” against your finger the way the side of a fish would. Their upper sides also look a little bit like a brown trout.
I sautéed them along with a few Nameko and some butter, salt, pepper, and fresh thyme. It will make a nice gravy to go with our spatchcocked roast chicken tonight.
The sock toes are to the point where I need to just knit around and around in a tube until I have to make the heels. There are 27 sts per needle, 54 per sock.
Look! We have three kinds fruiting today! All on wild cherry, innoculated in the spring of 2020.
I like getting our sawdust spawn from Field & Forest. Their customer service over the phone is super helpful, and they sell many varieties of shiitake and lots of other species. And this totem method for inoculating has got to be the easiest way to manage mushroom logs at home – set it, and forget it! 😁
It must be fall, because our little anti-scurvy orchard came inside today, also. 🥶