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bman    Posted 04-17-2002 at 18:57:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
me,the wife and the boy found about 20 tonight.i found 10 this morning. eatin good tomorrow night!

Kathy Aldridge    Posted 04-18-2002 at 13:31:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Is there a poisonous version of morels? My husband wants to go in the woods to look for them since we have alot of oaks & maple trees. Most of the 'old-timers' around pick them so I know there are safe ones around. I just get nervous since I know that the wrong mushroom can kill you! He's picked 'wild' mushrooms before but what do you look for to identify a true morel? I don't want to cook him something that may kill him, I've grown accustomed to having him around.:)

Spence    Posted 04-18-2002 at 05:21:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ok, but watch for the Amenita mushroom. They look like common puff balls you get at your friendly A&P when they just start to cap. I only knew what they looked like from books. Never saw one while prospecting, then one day I saw it.
Really beautiful too, it was fully developed
and was sitting pretty waiting for some unsuspecting person to have a meal.
This one was the yellow variety, with shades of orange fading to white with the typical crust
formations on top, although the white ones look exactly the same in form. They look like umbrellas on a slim stick when fully formed. They have a small skirt near the bottom.
I picked it and brought it home to show the kids what to watch out for, then in the garbage it went, washing hands of course.
If you eat it, you have approx 5 days to live
and you will be in pain all the way while no one can do a thing about it. All your organs start to shut down I'm told.
Normally I say to homesteaders to grow thir own food, but this one is best bought from the market unless your an expert picker.

Tom A    Posted 04-18-2002 at 04:29:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey folks.

Gotta admit I'm scared to pick my own. Never learned which was which, and read all the stuff about killing somebody with the wrong mushroom so we don't. I suspect I'm really missing something, but there you are...anybody want to come give me lessons??

I've been considering converting my old stone silo to a mushroom growing place. It hasn't been used in years, and is damp and a constantly cool temperature most of the time, and now with the mule I have lots of manure. What do y'all think?

Tom A

Salmoneye    Posted 04-18-2002 at 04:52:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Get yourself an Audobon Field Guide To Mushrooms.
I have a few 'unmistakeable' ones that I hunt and stick to them.
My favourite is the Shaggy Mane in late summer.
Make a gravey that is unreal on new potatoes...

Greg    Posted 04-18-2002 at 08:18:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Well, there goes the diet! You just had to mention mushroom gravy on new taters.

Dwayne W PA    Posted 04-18-2002 at 03:15:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy all, got (94) what I call "grey" morels a couple days ago at one of my sure spots,(bout 2-4"),hav`nt had time ta get back out yet,(maybe a vac. day fri.).they are deff. starting in W. PA

Augie    Posted 04-17-2002 at 19:52:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found a dozen or so here (just south of Columbia Misery) last Saturday. If we don't get some rain in the next couple of days mushroom pickin is gonna be real poor again this year.

Bruce Paul    Posted 04-17-2002 at 19:15:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey bman, where you at? I found 2 small grays the day before yesterday. The smallest was about 1/2". Looks like the "season" is just getting started here in Central IL!

bman    Posted 04-17-2002 at 19:34:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hey bruce. i live in sw mo. our season is about over. i am hoping for a couple of more days. knock on wood!

Bruce Paul    Posted 04-17-2002 at 20:34:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One of my sisters and her husband (they currently live in New Mexico)bought a place near Nevada, MO. Anywhere close to you? They're supposed to start building their house this summer.

bman    Posted 04-18-2002 at 03:48:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
neveda is an hour north of me

Jim(MO)    Posted 04-17-2002 at 20:42:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm not Bruce, been to Nevada a number of times, friend live's down by Stockton. Best advice, don't drink the water, not unhealthy but stinks to high heaven. Sulfur deposits......

bman    Posted 04-18-2002 at 17:10:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
jim, we have sulfur water at the farm. the wife don't much care for it, heck i grew up with it. when i go someplace else i say"hey your water don't have any smell, what's wrong with it?"

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