Sasfriz Ticket – In a Colorado Mushroom Patch

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  1. Kelly says:

    You do have a way with words, my friend! We had all sorts of mushrooms growing on the property where we worked in Alaska last summer. I posted a few pics, which prompted a text from our son (who knows a lot about wild food) – “DO NOT EAT any of those mushrooms you posted pics of! They are poison!” Of course we didn’t eat them – they just looked cool! I do love wild raspberries though and will deal with the bugs and thorns to get them when I can! Hugs! ❤️

    • Thank you for the kind words Kelly. Yes, wild mushrooms are something that we should all tread lightly with. Having a foraging guide with you is key. but once you can safely identify a little fungus growing in the woods…. the dinner plate is never the same.

  2. Jim and Barb says:

    We saw what we were told were edible mushrooms while in Ontario but unless I trust the source, I am not going to eat them! The only wild mushroom I have had is a couple of morels but would like to learn more about edibles so we are comfortable with them. Love the story about your old place, sounds beautiful!

    • Yea Jim and Barb, mushrooms do require a bit more than just a good book or two. Going on a foray with an expert is the best way to learn. We know about 5 varieties that we can safely identify and slice for dinner now. 🙂

  3. Sherry says:

    I cannot believe I knew you were in Colorado and didn’t think to suggest that you hightail it over to Telluride for the Telluride mushroom Festival and meet my friend Art Goodtimes who is story teller and poet DELUXE as well as a mushroom man. It is JUST over. August 17 to 20. I am SO sorry! You would have loved loved it. http://www.telluridemushroomfest.org/ Or by some very happy chance did you go???

  4. DebbieM says:

    How nice! I love to eat the wild things too! I don’t know enough about wild mushrooms though. Nice story about Larry. Glad you guys are still out tearing it up in Colorado! Such a gorgeous state. We sure miss it.

    • How cool! Had a feeling the four of us had that in common too. We are truly lovin’ Colorado and the great dispersed camping everywhere, the great people, the mountains, the tasty green crosses, the amazing hiking trails. It’s going to be hard to point these wagons east and back to the sunshine state for the winter.

  5. David your writing just makes us SMILE:o))) We love the way you weave current memories with past memories! You have a special way of painting a picture for us with your words!! It really is all about the memories!!! Keep having fun and sharing those memories!!!!

    BTW…nothing better than wild blueberries…just did a post about one of our many adventures to Blueberry Hill aka Conners Nubble this summer:o))

    • The “smile” is all I’m after and getting one from the two of you is always the marker saying we are still heading in the right direction. I didn’t realized your blog was back online, can’t wait to slip on over and read a little about Conners Nubble.

  6. Ingrid says:

    Interesting! I’ve always been afraid I’d pick something toxic. Although we always loved our wild blueberry picking in northern Minnesota.

    • Don’t think there is much better than wild blueberry picking Ingrid! A couple summers ago we were exploring Acadia Maine and remember picking and eating, picking and sleeping, picking and eating…. and repeat until the sun went down or the belly started to complain. 🙂

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