chuck8888; It has worked good for morels also for the past several years.
Hey there folk ., This is the second consecutive year we got hit by a severe drought in the northeast , this year the effects are even more acute since the mushroom mycelium was very stressed out by the previous drought , even my shitake farm is doing poorly, regardless of how much watering the logs receive, 40 % to even 30 % air humidity is no joke , that is cactus type of humidity , mushies don't like that . It's going to be hard to deal with the environmental degradation produced by logging and "Urban Development" not to mention global weather changes , possibly we will be some of the last professional mushrooms pickers. Good job there Chuck888 .
anyone buy red hucks on vancouver island!
Good morning everyone!!!!!! I want to help everyone with a idea that we put to the test and where floored at the out come. We pack in hoses and water are patchs of babys chantys for two weeks and the results were crazy good we used no power pumps just the creeks them self. Please pack in pack out DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOSES IN THE BRUSH. Have good day everyone and be a good farmer it pays. lol
cosidering the earthquake in japan does anybody know what the price for pines might be this year,any input would be appreciated
Marin, I will continue this on the MMBB to not plug the mushroom space... lol
From one picker to another; You do me right, I'll do you better! You do me wrong, I'll do you worse! I'll be in Randle!
Carla; it is in the planning but soooo many things yet to do. Family reunion this weekend in Idaho and I have not touched the surface of all the burn site research I desire yet to do this season. Too many places to spread the little bit of available cash since getting married. Being as my wife is a CPA type person she projects us getting out of debt within 4 years even if the mushroom & gold Gods don't smile on me much. I have someone working the mine at 50% but even he is limited on how much time he can spend 'golding' with a regular job, wife and two kids to support. Ya dont wanna quit yer day job iffin there is a wife to keep happy... lol.
too bad the patches are getting logged on the island .... i really don't think the multi national forest companies give it a second thought ... they are there to make money for their shareholders periodddddddd . end of story. I think the onlt way they listen is by enough people writing and protesting .. it takes a concerted effort and a lot of time and effort .. If you don't have the local native population on your side and helping .. forget it ... around here we have saved a few patches but it was only after lots of publicity and the natives helping with it ... anyhow good luck and i hope you can save your patches from the saws...g
Great idea,Chuckin,but,I have serious doubts that it would make a big difference. Most of it is just common sence.The reality is there'll always be those that just don't give a crap if thier killing the crop by picking babys,or proper etiquette.As long as I've been picking there has always been people that fit into the slot mentioned,and sadly, it's not likely to change.Most of these people are not ignorent,they simply don't give a damn.
Are you heading anywhere near me Lobo?
Hi Chuck, we had some rain too and according to the pickers there is a massive amount of baby Chanty's out there but they seem to be stagnant for growth so far. I have not personally been out in the woods yet this year :-) You guys definitely had more rain that us, no fair! lol
I would like everyones input on putting together a brochure for new morel pickers on picking technique and etiquette. What do you think? What can we agree on with a consensus as proper etiquette?
Good moring carla, I justed wanted to make it clear that we picked a sep that had water thats why we did so well. In a normal year the sep would have been dryed up, it was really green for this time year i dont know how much rain you got in coos bay, but eugene airport reported 1.20 in. i live on the east side of the valley right next to the hills and my rain gauge said we got 1.68 inchs a lot of rain for this time of year.I hope you all the best, and full bucket to all.
Hi Chuck, you did better than most of the pickers here in Coos Bay. They are struggling to get 5 pounds of chantys right now. The lobster is late also so these poor guys are struggling here at the moment.
cranberrydawg---it is good to hear you are doing good. I have been wondering where you were at this year. We are still on hold right now---it is warming up again so who knows what things will be like in a week or so---it should be getting close though---shoot me an email at FirstNationsWildcrafters at shaw.ca and I will send you and email when things start moving---FYI--This year I am planning on only buying from those of you who took the GACP training. It is good to hear you will be back around. I look forward to hearing from you---be careful out there.
zumies not sure how was just a suggestion if hes in the terrace area shouldnt be hard to find likes cranberry and alice arm gravel pit i can just imagine what hes done i hope that you get your satisfaction fianancily or may vengence be yours my friend first pick lobster anidol should be anytime good hunting
Hi Kieth, Well, it's that time of year again. Or is it? I am up in the interior finishing off some planting work but of course would much rather be on the coast picking mushrooms. Are there any coming in yet? It seems to me that this should be an early season, but like Chuck said they may dry out quickly. I am curious about my Cameron patches, hmm, maybe concerned is a better word - I know it is only a matter of time and they'll all be whacked down too - many were ribboned out last fall. At any rate Kieth if you wouldn't mind posting to let me know what you think - if it would be worth coming back just yet that is. Thanks.
Its a little early to get excited about chanterell's here yet, we did find about half a pond of sliver dollar sized ones we had for dinner! Raining today and for a couple more days, so....
WOW!!!!!! What a day the wife and i stop on the way to the beach to see if any chanys poped on the coast range, because of all the rain we had last week and picked 5lbs in 20 minutes. awesome sure is early but with the warm up they wont last long, they will dry out with in a few days oh well they sure tasted good on dinner tonight.
who is you; thank you for the support. My computer is back up again this evening but who knows for how long. I think I shall leave it with the wife while hit the road again this next week or so because I cannot trust it's temperament. ..... One thing I understand from reading and understanding the "WORD" is that 'Darkness cannot comprehend Light'.
KNB: thank you.. any more info would be of great help.. lets get these thieves off the market.. email@example.com
busted: do you know how i can get ahold of his parole officer? firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Keith :-)
I was out in the bush picking wild strawberrys today,and I found some nice king boletas.Lots of different kind of mushrooms popping.I think it might be a good year.
Daryl Grace and Darrel Carmichae are in the Nass Valley. Hope this helps.
West Coast Drifter, whats going on bro? Mellow down here, picking black walnuts and macadamias mostly. Family headed home to visit grandparents in august. Fingers crossed to make it to the Nass later...even if its $1 haha see you around.
zumiez dg parents live terrace they dont like either he has done this lots runs back to p.g. dont know if can show face in terrace anymore ratted out people to stay out of jail hope they find him try probation officer if i catch him you will hear about honey trees sorry for your loss he is a snake there is people in pg that find people ill make a call for on your behalf good luck pines are starting kispiox
Hello Carla :>)
I am sorry to hear the same thing is happening down towards Ukee that is happening here around the Alberni Valley. They have been running full bore for quite while now---I have had several discussions with BCTS, the SIFD and some of the timber companies about this but so far haven't really found a way to work through this problem. I keep thinking that they could leave the patches as retention areas but they need those patches mapped for their planning purposes and that creates some issues around the information sharing agreements so that the maps don't end up published in some operational plans that end up in the public domain where the whole world can find out where people's patches are (and even if they have the maps there are no guarentees they would alter their cut block plans)---I wonder too that if the patches were left in retention zones or wildlife tree patch buffers would the change in the shade effects and sun change the patches? I agree we need to find some way to address this---do any of you have ideas of how you think it may work best? Would maps with confidentiality agreements be a way to consider trying?
boils down to raw loggs.kristy clark and pat bell plans for recooping money for your health care ect. a few penny`s to the goverment but millions to the wealthy foreignors investing in bc. money goes out,trees are gomne.your health care gets a boost. not fare,but thats the true of the matter. just trying to figure out how to pay for the infastructure that runs this province. no its not fair, as the mushroom industry is a mul-million dollar operation,ignored by the goverment. good for a quick fast cash injection,but poorly thought out plan for the future of mushroom industry. your dead in the water.good luck stopping any thing now adays. same as oil,mining,power, forestry,next it`s the water. it`s started already.bottle now ,next there will be meters on every house in bc. always thought the resorces belong to the people,wrong.Belongs to the goverment at hand, the Liberals. you don`t see to many starving Liberals do you. eating well while the rest fight amongst themselfs.we are aren`t we. The strong will survive. depend on yourselfs as there is no one else who cares. lol
Patchhunter: I advise you to find out who is logging your local mushroom habitat and inform them of your concerns. Licencees are obligated to post notice of timber harvesting plans and respond to public input for tenured crown lands. BCTS advertises in local gazettes; you can find out from the local Forest Service office who is logging and submit an official letter of concern. They must respond as part of the public consultation process. Doesn't mean they'll necessarily do anything, but the more input received the more pressure to manage for mushrooms. If it's private land, there is not much can be done, but it's still good to let 'em know you want some recognition for non-timber forest products.
Logging in ucluelet , tofino area is going full bore, a lot of chant. patches are wiped out and it seems that We are going to lose many patches by the end of this summer, To bad the forest service cant see the light and keep the logging at least 100 meters away from each side of all streams. This would help animals trees and pickers, sure hope they do something soon or there wont be much left but a bunch of stumps.
Sorry to hear about Lorne(weasel!) He and Sharon bought a lot of shrooms over the years! He'd yell out my name in the Northern Inn in Terrace...always glad to see him! I remember him in Florence saying"these aren't dune pines....I'll give you $55 a lb . !That was '95 and we were one of the first to discover Gold Beach was going. RIP Lorne....we'll miss you ! I'll pass the word to Tommy !
thank you for that posted sample, as each generation becomes more perverted than the one before due to following examples set for them and then carrying it a bit further
Marin, I believe that there is a lot more than "Once a Cop-always a Cop" mind-set involved with our K-9 friend. I have known him for a long time and he really tries to live what he believes our Savior desires of us. This involves obedience to the laws and ordinances of what ever country one lives in and thus it is a life-long pursuit of personal development. When he shares this concept with me it becomes livable as my mind is opened to eternal reality and the ramifications thereof. So I do not mind when he reminds me of the need to purchase required licenses, stop completely at stop signs or be obedient to speed limits because I can see that he has my eternal welfare in mind as well as his own, for it is in obedience to little things that the mind is developed into good citizenship that if practiced by all would help develop peace in our world.
Marin it iz then, thank you for the clarification. Perhaps like clarified butter or when ya separate the wheat from the tares or from the chaff; you are right though, old cops gotta be clarified once inna while to keep them on the strait & narrow, or iz that straight with marrow, lol.
It's gonna be an interesting season! Once the mind set of a cop, always the mind set of a cop!
It seems that I am always apologizing, sorry but my 'remberer' had the name of TK, Tacoma Kid & Myron all cataloged az the same person, please forgive me; now I have no clue as to who ya-all iz even tho ya say that I duz.... lol. Good luck anyway and full buckets to ya whom ever you iz or izn't.
Hey, anyone know why the removed Oregon from the list of States on Inciweb?
yes Daryl Grace, now I need to get ahold of him and someone named Darrel Carmichael.. anyone know where his parents live?
darrel grace from p.g. ? beware he has done this many times catch up and he squeels like a girl
Hi Lobo :-) I missed your postings. Hi everyone else too ;-)
You know very well what my name is, and it ain't that! What's your game?
Myron; OK, it took my wife to straighten me out on the initials for the Mad Morel board, lol. ...duh
Thanks Matsiman and TK what is a MMBB???
Hi Chuck, i think they are different people (maybe) I know one pinned the other but who knows.. anyone know Carmichael? Cause I know Grace..
Anyone with knowledge of Darrel Grace/Carmichael email me if you know of his whereabouts. email@example.com. He done screwed up and needs to resolve an issue.
anyone heard of a guy named Darrell Carmichael? He has some money of mine and I plan on gettin it back. One way or another...
looking to sell chanterelle mushrooms, perfer top $, contact info firstname.lastname@example.org
buddy.... it is a differant person..this Lorne was a buyer in Terrace for many years
I really would rather not have a discussion about Paul Stamets on my site. Lone Lobo, it is the same guy physically, but not the same guy. Here is his website for those interested, http://fungiperfecti.com/ . How he treated your friends doesn't surprise me. Thanks, Matsiman
WOW Lobo, you are certainly something else,after reading your post here I checked out MMBB and all I could do was shake my head!
tweedsmuir burn going really well, if ya want shroomage come on down. alexis is good too on the dark side :)
Neall Mushrooms, I have Native American friends in Omak Washington who desired to set up their own grow room for mushrooms, they contacted a Paul Stamets, they say that this Paul invited them to come over the mountains and he would help them. After driving over the Cascade Mountain Range they said that they were stood-up when Paul decided that he would not meet with them after all. They were really bummed because they could ill afford the wasted gas money. I do not know Paul but have heard from an old retired buyer friend that back in the day he was just another long haired picker foraging and selling mushrooms, perhaps he has forgotten his mushroom roots or the golden rule, then again maybe it is not the same Paul Stamets and there is another one who writes mushroom growing books.
Dose anyone one know what there paying for fresh Yellow Chanty's
Hey matsamora crew...was that Lorne from the zoo back in the day? From Chetwyn was he? His wife sold burgers and he had a yellow truck? Sure sad to hear the news. RIP
Jimbo, Rhonda and Lomar have packed up from the Watson burn. I am thinking things are close to done up there as well. Lotts of pickers up there. I left after the ashsplash and naturals started going bad. I was going to head back up but have been told it's not worth the trip.
Hey, anybody have an update for the Watson Lake fire? I'm thinking about heading up there but would rather not spend the money on fuel for nothing. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Cheers to all.
Epic Picking Season to celebrate! Many thanks to Randy for dragging me up North. Red Rain energy drink for getting a triple haul out of the patch when I needed to and Isuzu for getting me back and forth in one piece. Over 150 lbs dried and 500 plus sold. I hope everyone had a great season!! :D
News story about mushroom pickers that were robbed in B.C. (Change the XX to tt ) hXXp://www.bclocalnews.com/bc_cariboo/williamslaketribune/news/125532158.html
Same O",Same O", same O"Day but Just about 20 year's late. We all know about the Jo's. and we all know how they pay, so why even "Worry"!. I would be hoping for just a Ex- Super Season and make it to the New Year.
R.I.P Lorne may he forever have full buckets
To Neall Mushrooms...It is unfortunate that one of the answers you received to your inquiry was so negative in tone. You must have done some research to come across this web-site, which, among other things, is an exchange of information. The name of the person to contact in the Shelton, Washington area is Paul Stamets. I believe he has written several books on mushroom cultivation. Good luck on you venture.
Just a quick shout out to all of the old time pickers from Terrace, BC to Florence, Oregon. We just wanted to let you know that we have lost one of own. Lorne (weasel) Wentzell passed away this afternoon, losing his battle to cancer. We will all miss him.
MtnMorels I was under the impression that Re: Don't sell to Joe, was talking about pines, since Joe Chung doesn't buy other mushrooms and he's the only Joe I know that buys in BC! But once again, that's my opinion!
The Joes wish they were that important. Bullshit perpetuated by idiots to keep other idiots out of the pie. Several indies are in canada right now shipping...
Re: Don't sell to Joe Fact or Fiction, the big boys dictate the field price every day, its the rare independent that throws a monkey wrench in the mix that screws it up for them! As far as the air cargo space goes there's no doubt he would try to do just that! But that's just my opinion and you know what they say about opinion's! Having said that, does it make any difference?
"Neall Mushrooms" post of "Tuesday, July 12, 2011"........ is this a joke, or are you really serious? I can not imagine that anyone starting any kind of business would not know what the consumer market was. ...and in this case not even know what kind of mushrooms to pursue. If, as you say, you have resources. (helpful tip ) I would suggest that you hire a good marketing research company to do your ground work...... Or perhaps this is some kind of new Phishing expedition? I really do not know what to make of your request.....
I don't know if it makes any difference in North West B.C. who you sell to. The rumor going around for years is that Joe buys all the air freight allotment on the airlines. And if you don't sell at HIS prices, you do not get to ship air freight ! Could be a easy out for his competition, I am not sure. Maybe someone comment on this. Fact or fiction?
Pual Stamet? from Olympia/Shelton,WA has useful information on the subject. google him!
Hello, My husband and I are seriously considering starting up a mushroom farming business. While researching, I came across your email and thought I would see if you had any useful/helpful tips for us as we get started into this business. Such as what types of mushrooms sell the best, what the consumer looks for, the best way to market your mushrooms, etc. We have resources and are ready and willing to do whatever it takes to be the best at mushroom farming. Any information you would like to share would be so incredibly helpful and I would appreciate it so much. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Have a good day!
hey everyone there,s only one way to get the price up . DONT SELL TO JOE
Has anyone out there done any business with Oregon Herb & Craft ? I am trying to find someone to purchase Quinine conk, large quanties Would like to get back into wildcrafting .
forest harvest you must not be on the west coast this was a real bummer year here in Oregon. I only picked about 200 lbs of blonds all season .what is your elevation and do you always get a good crop from where you are picking .it was a long winter here but the cherries are ripe now.
i do not remember a time when so many blonds where popping on the middle of july.
looking for a helper for matsi permit in Florence,.tex 541/999/4845
Meldrum fires still producing blacks,greys & blonds. Prices range from $5-$6/Lbs. Been avg. about 50Lbs there, buyers predict prices will go up. Trinkle coming in from Tweedsmuir fire
Ijust need to say that i have found my first yellow chanty's of yhe year and it looks to be a really good year. A"
Thanks for all the info,everyone.If I could just get a last name for this character,that would be great. Chuckinthepatch,I'm sure glad someone is picking all those nice greys I left behind! :] Full buckets everyone
Yep I remember when the murder happened in The Ritchie...big news in Kitwanga. One fellow from out east that said "eh" a lot was there also. Something about some gold someone had or hadnt found and BANG!
i am unsure of his last name but his name is Paul. yes he did go by the name Trapper Paul. Not sure on the real story but heard he shot the guy cause the guy was beating up on his wife in front of the kids. but rumours were running rampid so who knows...trapper took off after the shooting and was found near Kitwanga. There are rumours that he had a sex change in prison....and that he goes by the name paulette now.heard he went back to the terrace/rosswood area.....
Happy belated 1st on the Canadian side, Happy 4th here on the American side!
I was kind of hoping more people would follow me down to Binta Yukon picker. ;) I am picking and drying. Right now the quality on that fire isn't my effort. I won't dry ash splash for what I sell. I won't pick garbage conica either. The greys are perfect for what I want to sell on the binta fire. I will be back up that way in a week to ten days. I need to get this load of dry I have stored down here so I can fill it up again. :)
Please disregard what I said in my previous post other then the gender change,and the fact that I used to see him/she in the Rosswood area. I will check into this more accurately and get back to you.
Picker, The person you are talking about lived around the Rosswood/Terrace area about three years ago. It is funny that people are saying his nick was trapper,because he was a prospector from what i've heard. I used to see he/she when I was working in Rosswood. He/she is going through a gender change.I am not sure if it was started in prison with our tax money or not. I do remember that there was a trapper living in the Richie flats area in the winter.But he was a different person. I met what i "think" was his son or some sort of relative one fall. He used to stay in the trappers cabin while he picked.
Was some war vet dude from the US... Bunch of people partying at his cabin and he lost it. We were up on the "Squish" when that went down. and Yes I think he did go by "Trapper"..... Think there were some young kids there at the time... Heard everyone just took off running in the dark....
To-Picker, believe it was in 1999-nickname Trapper--interesting what happened there and what followed-others may know his real name.
I was wondering if anyone remembers the murder of a mushroom picker over in Richie several years ago?I am doing some research on it,if someone knows the name of the man that committed this murder,I would appreciate it.Thx
Ronda and Lomar are the lowest price, othe buyers paying 6 to 7. They paid 4 when the dry ratio was under 7:1 so thats not surprising they are lowest now. Chuck Randy told me this was your first time picking up here so we will continue to pick after you head back south, thats normal all you southerners leave and the real flush comes. Check and Queb pickers have been a problem over the last few years, wasnt it a check picker that ran in front of the same 76 yr old weeks ago?
Update for Hwy 37 fire up North. I believe it is done up here. Blonds and greys never really came in hard. One small area produced Greens and they are done there as well. Price went to $5 a pound yesterday. Lomar had the pleasure of telling the Qbec pickers who raped my patch to take a hike with the 300 pounds they scooped. lol Same a$$holes who killed the Sorrento fire lastyear... There might be a couple days picking before everything is wormed out here. Save your gas unless you are one of those Qbec pickers. Come on up, I would love to stomp your mushrooms and cut your pack straps. Team picking over a 76 year old man yesterday, creaming him out is a new low for you Qbec f@cks.