Tuesday, May 12, 2009

first harvest

Well, we were lucky enough to be at the farm when morels were popping. So, along with the chives that were growing by the back door, we harvested our first "crop". This bowl of morels is just some of the mushrooms we found. We fried some , put some in omelets, made some soup, and dehydrated some.

We have several dead elms on the hillside, and that is one of the best places to find morels. We cut out a lot more prickly ash this past weekend, and plan to chip them up and use as mulch.
Memorial day weekend will be the big garden planting day, when we put in all the seeds and plants that can't take frost. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.


At May 12, 2009 11:14 PM , Blogger Joe Carrow said...

Those look so good! I'm jealous, and the next time I make it to Berkeley Bowl, I'll see if I can get some of those.

At May 20, 2009 8:21 PM , Blogger Steve Carrow said...

We stopped at a vegetable stand on the way back home, and there happened to be some morels for sale there, at $19/LB. I can imagine what they might go for in Berkeley.

Talked to Bri the other day, and she found another batch a few days later. You need dead elms, warm spring weather, and a good rain, and you can find them.

At May 21, 2009 10:28 PM , Blogger Marjorie said...

$19 a pound?!?


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