Fruits of a Wet Warm End of Summer
More chanterelles, if I’m not mistaken. They’re considered edible-choice by some, don’t know why I’ve never bothered to cook up a mess with scrambled eggs or add to a stroganoff.
Part of the reason may be my general caution with things red, yellow or orange. In nature, those colors (think coral snake or the deadly Amanitas) tend to mean “stay clear!”
With the “recurrent” gills along the outside of the upwardly fluted cap, these are easy to clean, if so small it would take many dozens to feed more than one person.
What should be coming along soon that can be gathered in large numbers are the honeycaps–GI-disturbing to some–that are a sign of decay of otherwise healthy trees.
On another note: We have four laying hens this morning and they’re not happy. As the sun comes up, I can hear them with the windows closed and above the creek noise. Neighbors who provided them (and the new hen house–pix coming soon) suggest leaving them in the house with food and water x 24 hours then in the 8 x 18 run for 2 more days before free-ranging. Also need slow intro of chicken smells to dog, then birds themselves. Outta be interesting!
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