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Old 05-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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I finally went out to mow down the hay field, a/k/a the front yard. Almost fell off the lawn tractor when I hit the brake to avoid mowing down 14 morel mushrooms. Bonus!!! Love that they were growing in the front yard. Sauteed some, the rest are in the dehydrator. I feel soooo lucky!!!! Morels!!!
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So this means that when I get back home, I should go morel hunting? Sounds like an outing to me.

Oh, and by the way, congrats on your find.

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Wow! Keep that spot in mind! We don't have any yet at the farmers market...waiting to pounce.
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Old 05-27-2014, 02:09 PM   #5
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I couldn't believe I had Morels on my front lawn. I almost fell off the lawn tractor when I hit the brake--and the chickens almost crashed into the back of it. I saw the first two mushrooms and that was enough to make me happy. The other 12 made me ecstatic. I'm never moving! The value of the house just went up.
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I couldn't believe I had Morels on my front lawn. I almost fell off the lawn tractor when I hit the brake--and the chickens almost crashed into the back of it. I saw the first two mushrooms and that was enough to make me happy. The other 12 made me ecstatic. I'm never moving! The value of the house just went up.
Lucky you. I've never seen fresh ones on sale here, never mind growing wild. If I want them I have to buy dried.

No doubt you can get them in somewhere like Borough Market in London but not out here in the sticks.
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Last week, the co-op where I shop was selling Morels for $60 a pound. Too rich for my blood. I bought a couple of them ($4 worth) to add to my scrambled eggs.

I need to go back and check to see how much they are this week. Usually, after they have sat around for a while, the store will mark them down significantly. Last year, they went down in price to $19 a pound. Still expensive, but low enough I didn't feel too much guilt shelling out for a quarter pound or so.
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Last week, the co-op where I shop was selling Morels for $60 a pound. Too rich for my blood. I bought a couple of them ($4 worth) to add to my scrambled eggs.

I need to go back and check to see how much they are this week. Usually, after they have sat around for a while, the store will mark them down significantly. Last year, they went down in price to $19 a pound. Still expensive, but low enough I didn't feel too much guilt shelling out for a quarter pound or so.
I meant to weigh the ones I harvested...I'm guessing I had over 1 lb. Some were quite large. I took this pic to send to a friend who was going to walk her property and didn't know what they looked like fresh. This was to show the difference in size that they can be. I'm assuming the fungi only sends up flowers once during the season and I won't find anymore this year, but you can bet I'll be checking it daily come next spring.
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Wow! Keep that spot in mind! We don't have any yet at the farmers market...waiting to pounce.
The "spot" is 1/4 of the front yard. I did get one a few years back under the apple tree, it hasn't popped up again since, so I knew there was the potential if the fungus was still alive. I was thinking of putting a small garden in the front so the chickens couldn't get it. Definitely have nixed that plan. With the price of morels, I can drive out to the farm to gather veggies.
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I finally went out to mow down the hay field, a/k/a the front yard. Almost fell off the lawn tractor when I hit the brake to avoid mowing down 14 morel mushrooms. Bonus!!! Love that they were growing in the front yard. Sauteed some, the rest are in the dehydrator. I feel soooo lucky!!!! Morels!!!
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Congrats on your find!
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