Monday, June 15, 2009


Our first shiitake mushrooms! We're thrilled and hoping to be taking these to market this weekend. We're just figuring out how to grow these. One of our neighbors has a tree removal service, so logs are plentiful - we used oak and black cherry. Supposedly, oak is best (shii means oak or a kind of oak in Japanese, and take means "fungus of", apparently). YAY!

Our baby chicks: splash cochins (with feathery feet!), speckled sussex (old English rare breed), salmon faverolles, and auraucanas. And two geese: a (someday) breeding pair of Toulouses. From Cackle Hatchery in Missouri. They came in the mail as day-old chicks about 3 weeks ago and have tripled in size!

What's good for the gander is good for the goose.

Sara's beautiful flowers - lots in bloom for beautiful bouquets!

It's not summer without sungold tomatoes. These are our first. TO DIE FOR. Or, if you have a more positive bent, TO LIVE FOR.

1 comment:

Bo said...

I'm glad to see you had results with your shitake mushrooms. I just put some plugs in some logs myself. Yalls sucess gives me hope. Great to find some other bloggers in Bama.