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A good year for morels


I found one big, beautiful morel Sunday in the exact same spot where Mark found one big, beautiful morel last year. We'd probably try harder to find these elusive mushrooms, but we Morelboth think shiitakes beat morels in a taste test, hands down. As a result, our total morel count for the last decade might come to five mushrooms total.

If you don't have shiitake logs, though, this is probably a good year to go out hunting morels. I've heard reports of family and friends finding these tasty morsels in city cemeteries and in neighbors' yards. If there's any tree-covered green space near you, you might find one...or a bucketful...too!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Awesome about the morel! I have been watching friends post about finding a whole bunch of them...
Comment by Maggie Wed Apr 29 12:11:58 2015

We actually have found a lot fewer morels this year than last. Then again, DS was the main harvester last yr and it wasn't as novel an event this yr, so maybe he just gave up a lot sooner.

Agree that shiitake tastes better, one day might get an innoculated log...

Comment by Emily Thu Apr 30 11:35:04 2015
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