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Rainy day harvest

Rainy day harvest

A cold week followed by a week of rain --- sounds like mushroom season to me! Changes in temperature often tempt these edible fungi to fruit, so now's a good time to check new logs in search of those first delicious shiitakes. Or, if you're lazy like me, just wander around your homestead and look for oyster mushrooms popping up on stumps and logs. This little haul hit the food dehydrator for an hour then perked up a bacon-and-mushroom quiche. (No, we didn't eat the flowers.)

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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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