OFW, sounds like the kiddo is feeling better...here's to a total recovery!
The mushroom festival was pretty small but it was interesting to see some of the stuff demonstrated. We'd definitely like to try growing some but DH wants to go big scale and I want to start small to see how we do. I'm a bit (ok, a lot) more impulsive too and want to just jump in with the log & plugs...he wants to build stuff (rack and lean-to) and put in irrigation before starting to actually grow anything. Guess we have to agree on a plan first, lol.
The oyster mushrooms someone was growing in clear bags with mulch were intriguing. I'd love to try both the shitake and those.