Garf--I am getting restless to get out and about too now that spring is finally here...I hope everyone has a great and safe season this year.
well the moral season has started for me, i found my frist 2lbs of naturals in last years logged units south facing about 300 ft level. Half way bewteen carla and me. They are just starting but not hard to find. good luck everyone!!!!!!! peace
Anyone see Chris's new mushroom reality show?
If you wish to view the radioactive plume look at europebusines.blogspot.com.
anyone finding any yet ..... i still have a few lbs of dried morels if anyone is interested in buying them..... e-mail me ger_takeaguess@hotmail .... re dried morels in subject line please.... anyhow gl and i sure hope this is a good year and profitable for all ...... i find the just getting out there in the woods is reward enough but it is nice to make alittle cash also..... ger
OK, I'm getting it! The Good Old Boys Club! Right?
I see that Chris is advertising his, 2011 morel foray in Washington State.
I know that in the past, naturals start coming the middle of April.
(oops you asked where , not when.....theyve been up in the SE for a few weeks and prob picking in CA as well....
Sutherlin,Oregon 3/25/2011 This week only 1.50 lbs Morels they came from private property about 700 foot elevation east of interstate 5. I talked to a buyer in Ruch,Oregon he said he only bought 1/2 pound last night ,too cold down that way also but that is going to change very soon 70's by next friday. I think this weather is going to produce a bumper crop it's about time so get ready to" Rock and Roll" Thank You Mother Nature For An Exciting Winter To Spring Transition!
1st morels where? they are being picked right now....
....is that a trick question ?
anyone got any ideas where the first morells will come up?
that new oil slick is not from the bp well. there is another co. that shut some wells down after katrina and they were in the process of permenently closing one when they lost the oil....
Get ready! Time really is moving on, soon morel's,then chantrelle's,lobster's, pines,ect.. Think about yourself's! You know what to do if it comes down to it! Peace!
Amongst all the doom and gloom lately there's good news in my area.Spring is finally here,and I should find my first morels in the valley in about one month!There is little we can do to change what's going on in the world.It's kind of like the price of pines,everyone would have to get on board to change it.All most people care about is today.We live in a greedy,corrupt world,and it's finally catching up to us!
Another big oil slick in the Gulf, they say their not sure where it's coming from, well when BP used dispersement's some of the oil sank. Now its coming back up and they act surprised, I guess they think we are all idiot's! No wonder BP wanted to settle so fast!
dec/21/2012.the end is near. just waiting and ready to go. just think of all the oil taken from under. in the oil feild in alberta,they hit a salt spring.suposly 30 % salt water. they can`t stop it, the ponds are filling up rapitly.they want to put a nitrigen bomb down there to hopefully stop the leak. they are doing what they can,but still removing the tar`s sand`s . question, why are they not letting people know what`s up. only those in the feild know this. glad i have freind`s working there to tell us what`s up.what you don`t know won`t hurt, something has got to give. more disasters in the near future.are we next......21 months it could all end. enjoy what little time we have. japan is only a reminder of what is going to happen here too. L.O.L doing any thing to help. GREED KILL`S
I must say, The glow in the dark mushroom has to be one I never could find on line.I we could tape into it's power maybe, just maybe we could power up the cave's you and I well be into if war start's over Oil!. and why would we need missiles when we have fuel rod's that carries plutonium. We could be off to never never land and be the first to ever kill are young just for power and $. We have become the only animal on the planet that ET is witching to see how "Smart" we really are. I would say we are not and why?,look at all the thing we make out of fuel and what we drive and how we toss thing's away. They say we use only 1/3 of the oil for are cars and the other 2/3 goes to making the plastic materially we use everyday. we have become a through away society. Should you care?, Yes! you should care for your kids and there's as well even if you are not alive to see them. We need to slow down and teach the one's that are making to Big Money and pursing use to buy more to put money in there pockets They don't care what well happen after there gone and live only for today. Other country's at one time work for use and now we buy from them so we now work for them and they own us and tell us what we need. My way of thinking may not be like yours but in the end we all well leave something behind that well kill others off as well as are "Kid's"and grand kids and theirs as well. If they can prove that coal can be safe and not harm the plant-net why not use it at best it well not harm are world like Plutonium.!!"
I bet they can find there matsies in the dark now.....................
Does anyone know who is buying Salal on southern Vancouver Island?
ITS been said were old to fast and smart to late happy gathering!
I went to a beetle kill fire last year and did find a few morels, but very few. Not worth the time, money and effort for me, so I won't knowingly do that again! I say your right, Tinker!
mmm,although your correct about beetle kill fires having less floor burn,it isn't always the case.The one I looked at last year had most of the duff still remaining on the forest floor,thus no mushrooms,but the one a few years ago didn't,and still no mushrooms.
One last word: LOCALIZE. If you have access to ocean water power, use it, local water power "", solar " ", wind" ", etc. I take myself off the grid at least 6 months a year. For the exercise buffs: Instead of jogging, try a generator bicycle. Long-range transmission power can have a loss up to 25%. It will eventually come down to individual responsibility--one way or the other.
If you plan to have nuclear power, it can't be done in really DUMB ways. Those reactors in Japan--1970's U.S. design, with 600,000 used fuel rods just sitting around. So wasteful and so dangerous. Reactor 3 is still a great danger because that is the one with the plutonium (one molecule breathed in is dangerous). Smaller and more dispersed units with better backup, shock absorber systems and generous emergency plans is the way to go--if you want to go that way. Personally, I say the world should use much less power. Maybe we should not put our eggs in one basket either. New technologies combined with lower tech could help. Why are things that are dangerous handled so STUPIDLY?It's all "strain at a gnat and swallow a camel!"
Thanks for your insight 'itk'. I'm not about to get in a pissing contest with the rest of the world 'Smarter'. You have your set of glasses and I have mine. OTOH....One might look at another power source still in it's infancy, that has been around for quite a while.... namely GeoThermal. I think this is an even better bet than solar or wind. Once the drilling is proved and the plant is in place you have power supplied 24/7/365. Again my set of glasses. And possible you can use the residual heat for greenhouse and dare I say Mushroom production among other things. "After all this is a mushroom board" .... LOL Have a good day people.
There are no easy answers,and as the population of the world grows, it will get worse.We are energy gluttons.Big houses,cars,televisions,ect.We are gradually succeeding in destroying our planet.If we continue down the road we are on,none of us will have to worry,because we'll destroy ourselfs.We're supposed to be the smartest animal on earth...hmm...maybe not!
Smarter we can say that nuke is cleaner and safer then coal because the numbers back us. We would have to lose tens of millions of people because of the current situation to equal the number already lost to coal. Pollution is pollution and they both cause cancer and they both kill. You are fortunate to live in a area that supports geographically and relies physically on hydroelectric generation. Without that ability what then do you propose japan do to generate the trillions of Kw of energy they require? Burn more coal? Sure wind, solar and even tidalelectric should be embraced but realistically we have 3 viable methods of large scale electrical production: hydro, coal and nuclear. Hydro is only possible in regions supporting the both the water and the gradient....youve got to be able to drop the water. So that leaves coal and nuclear for a pretty fair portion of the world. What to do what to do.....ill take my chances with the nukes cause i know that the coal is polluting every second of every day.
Does anyone know a supplier for the 5 lb. plastic crates that buyers use?
Exactly how is anything with Dangerous Radiation safer than coal BJ? You are probably one of those brainwashed sheep who buys into paying a carbon tax. The CO2 emissions all of man creates are less than 1% of ONE erupting Volcano. The world does not need 50 inch televisions and mass electricity consuming devices... Nuclear Energy is not clean or safe...
beetle kill fires burn differently,lots of crowning,less ground burn,ie vanderhoof fire and other examples
A lot of the reactors that are running today are 30-40 years old. Not to say that that's a bad thing. But the Tech is 'old'. We can build smaller and more efficient reactors. http://www.eoearth.org/article/Small_nuclear_power_reactors But because they are owned and run buy private (for money) companies, you will be inclined to have quick and dirty. Our society is full of that. Everyone is after the quick buck...... and that as I see it is where the biggest problem lies. Trust is another issue. Having said that,I would still back Atomic power as a source of power. It is a 1000 times cleaner than coal, oil or gas......... and those are killing us. The link above is just one of many that explain it much better than I can.
good post japan,windmills would be clean energy!
the thing that sucks about this kind of energy is that you cant turn it off. if you cant power the water pumps, then melt down is going to happen! yes its safer in the short term but what happens in times of war over 200 in the states 50 in canada. wtf people lets change this!!! this is our bigest threat as humans no place hide no place to run this is not green energy!!!
" ANY AMOUNT OF RADIATION A PERSON RECEIVES WILL LESSEN YOUR LIFESPAN TO SOOM DEGREE".......... MADAM CURIE. Bucky craw (OLD ONE) saterday,march 19,2011
Its not that you shouldnt be concerned about radiation but keep a few simple facts in mind: only about 4100 people have been killed because of every single accidental radiation release wolrdwide with 4,056 of those said to come from the chernobyl incident while at least 100,000 people die EVERY YEAR in the US alone due to pollution caused by the burning of petroleum....Nuclear energy must be embraced. When you consider the cost of human life to the amount of energy created nuclear is far more advantageous then coal or even hydro. ( over 200,000 people were killed in a couple damn breeches in china in i think the 70s) So before anyone gets knee jerk about a few people dieing because of radiation poisoning, look up some numbers for comparrison
radiation detteced down south yesterday for some reason nothing here yet! more goverment lies...
R.J Mohart , email me at firstname.lastname@example.org got some things set up for our season
Agree with B.Joe- Last season`s price of 1.50 a lb. for matsi`s was a joke.
Would you have time to think about mushrooms if you had the potential of another Chanobal (sp) sitting on your doorstep? Secondly, This has yet to play out, it could be that there would/could be enough radio activity spread around the area, including Korea and China, that the future of our crop could well benefit over time..... Just my two bits. I'll stick to Morels....
the fall out hits friday anyone nervous should we trust what our goverment says shure hope so!!
I have an idea that the fall out from reactor will be devastating for them and many others....bc2!
Anyone have any ideas on how the disaster in japan will effect the matsi market this fall?
I think it's safe to say the Japanese won't need pines this year, wouldn't you agree? What they do need won't cost you anything, prayers! We may need prayers next! If your not the praying kind then at least think good will for the people there that is suffering from this natural disaster that could strike us here on the NW Coast at anytime!
We have certainly been blessed thus far here in North America regarding earthquakes. The Cascadia fault that runs along our West Coast from BC to Oregon has the potential of going off bigger than what just happened in Japan! I for one sure don't wont to witness that event! Prayers out to the Japanese people!
http://www.iceagenow.com/ The winter that never ended may begin this year.
Nice to see you back on the board ,Garf.I don't know about the upcoming morel season.The forcast for fuel prices doesn't sound good.Thier saying that it could go as high as $1.70 a litre.If it does,one would have to pick a lot of shrooms to make a reasonable profit.For everyones sake,I hope thier wrong.
....shame on me, I just looked at my "Long Bute' burnsite photos and besides the deep canyon it burned rolling hills in the HAGERMAN FOSSILE BEDS area and dry farm type of terrain.
The LONG BUTTE fire is mostly in a large, wide, deep canyon with possibly bitter brush, grass, sage cottonwood trees, willows and other interesting hosts. I would expect the area to dry out quickly but depending upon spring weather there may be morels growing in the lava beds where soils have accumulated. Compared to the "Jefferson" burnsite this might be a 'pocket gem', LOL .... of course there is the potential of many thousands of rattle snakes at both sites. The INL area has hundreds of square miles of such critters and not all of it may be restricted from entry.
I copied the following paragraph, "Jefferson fire started on the Idaho National Laboratory site on July 13, 2010 approximately 7 miles northwest of Atomic City, Idaho." The "INL" is what was formerly called "INEL", it is a very large restricted nuclear repository and research site with limited access & lots of guards. If memory serves me correctly it is larger than 100square miles in size. My sister-in-law and others who work out there just call it "The Site". It is comprised mostly of lava flows, sand, with plenty of grass & sage.
looks like more snow today ..... got a few feet and its not really disappearing ..... but the other day were signs of spring so its coming ....slowlyyyyyyyyy..... had to dig logs outta the snow as i had to find something to do as my vacation was taken too early..... ie early feb.. my thoughts are turning to morels even though i still have a few dried .... just love picking is all ...... not sure if i will get to go ,,, new truck to get me there too but work comes first sadly .... if i get a big fence rail order is what everything hinges on...... firewood can wait .... iguess rails could too .... all depends on the day i guess...lol .tinker i will send you a couple of snow pictures .... love to see some pictures of morels in pinebeetle killed forests ..... full buckets and enjoy the woods ....
Chuck its all grass and sage. Fwiw 107 sq miles isnt really that big....10 x 10 miles...hell thats often just one good canyon....
Chuck8888, that most have been the Long Butte fire. Grass and sage brush!
well i looked on you tube and they had some flim on the binta lake fire last year. looks like some good picking and lots of room. how the question is when will the pick start?????? my next question is why no one is talking about the jefferson fire in idaho it covers 107 square miles in south eastern idaho is it range land or forest land or both?????????
Bring on the Sunshine!!!
Boletus Joe I thought you were making a new expression LOL These days with facebook and everything there seems to be a new language developing---bullet dogging makes sense to me (but maybe I have been inside too much this winter :>) I am happy to hear you weathered this storm well---we had the winds, snow, hail, rain and sometimes five minutes of sunshine. I am getting spring fever for sure.
Funny, I'm not sure how to "Dog" a bullet.... But I guess I could try.... meant "dodged a bullet". Ain't the language a bitch.... ha ha ha!
SNow Jees! Keith that makes for clean mushrooms. Here in P.R. we dogged the bullet . Funny I can't see anything to the west. or the north. and nothing to the south. We have a nice like micro climate. But no newspapers for 3 days bummer.... LOL
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~it absolutely makes sense for morels to flush in pine beatle kild forests. Its not really an dif then the copious amounts of esculentas we would pick every spring in the midwest during the elm blight that killed most of those trees off. While morels may not be mycorhizal they certainly have associations and if the associate dies....well...
Just finished reading an article on morels.Apparently they're showing up in abundance in beetle killed forests.I accually knew this,because my son found them growing in large clumps around a lake that was surrounded by a beetle kill forest.So,maybe morels grow when a forest dies,whether it's from a fire or beetle kill.This could explain why I never found any in the beetle killed fire,maybe the morels had already done thier thing prior to the fire.Food for thought,but I guess only time will tell.
i need to know were to pick morels this summer spent the summer in yukon at little salmon last year...but not sure were to head this summer any idea's