So, today I decided that once again, I would search for the illusive Morels. I am going a little crazy, as friends in Floyd are finding morels, and we've not caught a whiff of them. Maybe we don't have them on our property? So, today my sister and I walked down our field and into the damp, peaceful woods, looking for these honeycomb gems. Little did we know what awaited us in the woods! As we were scouring the leafy forest floor for Morels, I spied a Common Brown Cup mushroom. As we continued our search for Morels, we found more and more of these cup mushrooms and excitedly harvested each and every saucer. Eventually, we decided that it was time to head back home. When we finally came back up through our sheep filled field, we went ahead and separated the ram lambs into a different paddock, as they are beginning to think they are big boys. Then we did our animal chores in a thunderstorm, and came in. Once we were in the house, I turned on the range and fried the chopped mushrooms in butter until fully cooked, as these smooth, dull fungi are poisonous when raw. After eating these mushrooms for our breakfast, my family and I all agreed that these smooth, dull mycelium are edible, but forgettable, so we will likely not try them again, unless someone has other suggestions for their use. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures of Common Brown Cup. Even though we didn't find morels, we're still having a Good Friday!
This blog chronicles our very full life here on WoodSong Farm. We will share everything from dog to sheep stories, unique wooly works, to animal husbandry tips we pick up along the way. I hope this helps to give you an idea of what our extended farm family and wooly projects are like, and that we may somehow benefit everyone who reads about our journey.