Tagged: chicken-of-the-woods

But first, a maternal scene of deer in my field from earlier this spring. The doe had twins and they have been terrorizing my planting beds ever since. They are small enough to fit through most anything, including my experiment fishing line and parallel wire fencing. Only the netting will keep the little plant munchers out and even then they can crawl underneath anything not fixed at the bottom. But they are cute.




The mushrooms were Tom’s idea – why not use a few rotten logs my father left lying about to grow Chicken-of-the-Woods?  So here we are, dragging the log, drilling the log, and installing the plugs which are presumably inoculated with spores. They should produce in a year or two we hope. These are edible mushrooms found in Pacific Northwest most commonly on conifer logs and snags.



Growing your own ‘shrooms