Mycelium Rampaging

Those of you looking to read some more of my political agitation or short stories, will now need to wait like those who have been waiting for my self-sufficiency posts all winter. I will say happy Patriots day to all! This is the best freedom day; long before any statesmen of orators decided it was safe to declare independence collectively (July Fourth a year later), people just like you and me heard about the British coming to take their guns and plugged those bastards full of lead…but I digress.

Our family likes mushrooms and even though a lot of the gourmet types are sometimes to expensive for us too grow, I came up with a solution. I happen to own a huge wet root cellar and because of that I already have a perfect place to grown ‘shrooms.Here is the beginnings of our path to ‘shroom self-sufficiency:

One of six starters of Oysters:

Enokitake getting ready to button:


Blue Oysters flushing:


Inoculating with “plug spawn:”


About 30% of the plugs (half of my Phoenix and Chicken of the Woods) are done and here the lengths are on the way to their home:


Here they are waiting to grow:


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