morel fever

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by georgem, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. georgem

    georgem Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a short video clip from yesterday's hike.

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  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    WOW! Those are so cool. How did you learn which ones we can eat and which ones will kill us? Love to go "shrooming" but do not know where to start.
     
  3. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I was expecting to see little gnomes hiding under them, lol! Why is it that when I think of morel mushrooms that I think of gnomes???

    Were they good? I wonder if those grow down here? Where do you have to look?
     
  4. I gotta tell ya, those morel mushrooms look ODD! I'm not sure I find their look appealing. I sure hope they taste better than they look!
     
  5. georgem

    georgem Out Of The Brooder

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    HappyHen: I've been studying mushrooms as a fairly serious amateur for a few years now and serve as the editor of a little newsletter about fungi in Kansas, but i was introduced to this species at a young age by my parents. There are several different edible mushrooms that are as good, if not better, than morels.

    If you are interested in learning about how to identify edible mushrooms a great online resource is www.mushroomexpert.com

    Georgia: If you are located in Knoxville, then yes, they grow in your region like mad.

    Gnomes and mushrooms go hand an hand...

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    just watch out for the trolls, they are usually found hanging out around the toxic species... I traded this guy a handful of old cigarettes butts in exchange for being lead to this mushroom, Gyromitra caroliniana aka The Beefsteak Morel, a potentially toxic mushroom that many morel hunters eat.

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  6. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Those are some beautiful morels! We search for them around here - but we haven't found any the past two years. It's annoying because we own about 65 acres of woods and can't find them - but a friend who is a painter was painting a house just a few miles up the road and found some HUGE morels growing right in the front yard of that house! My husband is originally from Nebraska and grew up eating them. He loves them. Maybe we'll have better luck this year.

    Beautiful pictures! And yummy looking meal!
     
  7. blueskylen

    blueskylen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yum!!! have you got some great eating there!

    We just innoculated some oak logs with nonsense, Maitake, Oyster, and Reishi spawn a couple of weeks ago. We got it from fungi perfecti and they were nice and white plugs. We have had nonsense logs for several years now, and they are starting to rot away, so it was time for some new ones.

    We had a few morels at our last home, but have found none where we live now- so far - but what a treat when we did get a few.
    had found a good many oyster mushrooms on some felled poplar trees last year, enough to can and they sure were good too.
     
  8. georgem

    georgem Out Of The Brooder

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    BluSkyLen... funny, my shiitake logs just reached the end of their life cycle recently so I gave them to my chickens. The logs still attract a few bugs that the chickens enjoy eating and the logs make comfortable little perches.
     
  9. auntiekatkat

    auntiekatkat New Egg

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    Trust me morel mushrooms are the kings of the forest, nothing on this planet even coems near to morel mushrooms. Check out the lensbelow to find out how to use them clean them, cook them, find them
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