We have some friends up the mountain a bit who had their well pump stop pumping, they checked around and to have it repaired was going to be several thousand dollars. We decided to do a little trouble shooting it was getting power and had worked great through the winter. We checked all the wiring and… Read More REPAIRING WELL SYSTEMS
We were out doing our Morel mushroom hunts among other mushrooms when we stumbled upon these cute little white puffball mushrooms. They have to be peeled and then sliced so you want the bigger ones you can find. When you find them look at them and feel them they should have some density to them… Read More THE YUMMY AND HARD TO FIND PUFFBALL MUSHROOM
We were out doing our normal Morel hunting and ran into these yummy devils. Here in North Idaho, they grow in the dark forests and you can spot them when they poke out of the floor rubble as they grow. Beware some people get the green apple quick step or tummy pains from these. The… Read More THE YUMMY CORAL MUSHROOM
We always look forward to it getting warmer but up here on the mountain where the snow gets 5 feet deep during the winter, the warmer temps just cause a bunch of mud and it doesn’t stay sunny and warm up quickly enough the mud gets deeper and deeper. If the sun stays out… Read More SPRING BREAKUP IS FINALLY HERE!
The next fall edible mushroom is the Late Fall Olive Oysterling, Fall Oyster mushroom, Sarcomyxa serotina (Panellus serotinus), they are not very popular because most people do not have the patience to cook them properly. This mushroom grows on old dead wood and sometimes under them where you will have to bend down to see… Read More THE LATE FALL OLIVE OYSTERLING MUSHROOM
Our next fall mushroom is the fried chicken mushroom (Lyophyllum decastes) which a lot of people mistake it for the Honey mushroom (Armillaria) Look them up so you know the difference even though Honeys are a good eats too. These are not Chicken of the Woods as those are candy corn colored and not at all like these… Read More THE YUMMY, THE DELICIOUS, FRIED CHICKEN MUSHROOM
The next edible mushroom we found was the stubby stalk Bolete or short-stemmed slippery jack. This mushroom loves to grow around Larch or Tamarack trees and fruits in the fall like the previous Bolete we found. The mushroom has a bready colored cap top but with a snotty slime that is sticky and sticks to… Read More FALL MUSHROOMS, THE STUBBY STALK BOLETE
Ok, everyone, you know what is just as exciting as hunting spring morels? well, its hunting all the yummy fall mushrooms. We are learners at this so make sure you do your research and post pictures on a forum or FB page that helps identify species. All righty our first edible mushrooms we found were… Read More FALL MUSHROOMS FALL MUSHROOMS!
Leenie and I were sitting on the ground behind our trailer picking Huckleberries and I noticed this really odd plant growing beside me. I noticed it because I almost sat on it, It was all devoid of color, tipped over like those fiddle head ferns. I picked one and showed it to Leenie, it was… Read More GHOST PIPE, INDIAN PIPE, GHOST PLANT WOW!
We didn’t have to go far to pick huckleberries for our huckleberry wine just 50 feet outside our front door, the bushes were just covered in yummy dark berries. We got a couple containers and started picking them. Check out my video of us picking them, sorry my camera was on macro mode so Im… Read More HUCKLEBERRY PICKING AND WINE.