Baskets overfloweth

29 Sep

Nature Moncton held a wild mushroom workshop this afternoon so I took over the mushrooms that were shown in last night’s blogging boletus post and decided this morning to gather up a few more varieties for the event.

Started out pretty good with a few honey mushrooms, king boletes and orange-latex milkys, but I soon found out all the small mushroom would need to be transfer to other containers as the King bolete and bay bolete were out in force. I gathered 2 other wild mushrooms,  Catathelasma ventricosum and  a handful of grayling and then spent the next hour picking some huge boletes some over a lb each and end up with more king boletes then I’ve seen in a decade, the dry summer with a rainy last half of September really stirred up the boletus.

The baskets and car trunk were full and now the food driers are heating the house on this cool evening with the pleasant aroma of earthy King and Bay boletus. I can smell the lovely winter soups already. ciao

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4 Responses to “Baskets overfloweth”

  1. mobius faith September 29, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    Wonderful descriptions. A bountiful harvest.

    • 1left September 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      I gathered around 50 to 70 lbs and there were probably 25 times that amount still on the ground for the deer and other mushroom loving creatures, That patch of earth is being very generous right now to any passers-by.

  2. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words October 1, 2012 at 4:10 am #

    I think your home must smell heavenly when you cook…
    what an abundance for the Harvest Moon!
    I don’t think I ave ever seen such beautiful mushrooms 1Left
    I do enjoy your posts !
    Take Care…
    )0(
    ladyblue

  3. cara October 1, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Jealous and drooling!

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