Hey Garf , damned dude you is just hiding , right back at you .
Hey dano, contact me via this email address: email@example.com and put "dano" in the subject line. I'd love to hook up for some bush time this fall. trying to plan for it right now, now that I know what my work schedule looks like for the next few months. :) Looking forward to hearing from you.
hey forest ... we need some rain here also ... glad it has kicked in for you on your farm...keep busy ,keep healthy ,, good luck on the wilds ... i am eager for a pick here but it is probably another two months ... ger
hey shroomkid how ya doing? went to bush here at home and it looks like a very good setup for pine this year.aslong asthis weather holds another week or so the matsi should produce well. my partner and i are thinking of buying this year depending if there is enough for private market . sounds like we may need lots. drop a line mabey we can get out this year
You never know about those fires this time of year. Just about every one leaves them to early, they are very quick to go..........if you have the means to go and check one.....I WOULD DO IT! It just might pay off just after some sunny wheather and some rain....that might mean $$$$ for you.......Pick a bunch!
Hey there mushie folk ., well we finally gots us a bit of rain here in new england , not enough to make wild mushrooms flush yet however it's a start and I ain't the fool who's going to check the teeth of a gifted horse , I'm just thankful we gots some rain and high humidity , with this high % on humidity my farm is going crazy, it seems that every log decided to fruit at the same time so we are picking plenty.
Hi AB picker, might be better to head to the mountains and start looking for boletes. :) Good luck this year!
Hey folks do you think there could be some morels still in northern Alberta? Thanks
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Oh maybe 40-50 right now, depending on price. Shoot an email to creekfreak71@yahoo dot com if you don't mind. Thank you.
Farmer John, how many boxes are you looking to buy?
Hmmm thanks for that info. However the gentleman I talked to said they don't have them...anyone else?
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I'm wondering if anyone knows if a source to buy cardboard mushroom flats for shipment from?
any lobs or chantys in the northwest yet.
Madmorel; Wow lots of say on the madmorel board but I do not have enough time here on the library computer to read it or respond at this time. ........... I am in Idaho currently and have doubts that I will get out your way again this year. I have a trailer yet to tow to Arizona and may not have the funds to even get back up here for more golding. ........ I took my brother in law in to the mine (5 hour drive each way) but he had only about 24 hours to spend and now I may not get back up there, but I did get my annual assessment completed and filed with both county & BLM. The Emerald River is too high to do what I wanted to do there either, if I can I will be back up when the water goes down a couple of feet. ..........I called the forest where one of the closest and best burns that I know of is and they claim that they never sold any permits, (personal use only) yet all the morels being found are babies. What does that tell you... the burn is being hammered commercially and farmed morels are being sold over the hill where commercial permits and buyers abound. I may go do a little research prior to taking the trailer down.... ...gotta count my pennies first, lol.
Forest Harvest: There is no circular reasoning in what I've said about the water table, because it is the result of numerous years of drought amd the problem not to be eradicated by a mere bit of extra rain. You would have to see a more permanent establisment of constant, more normal conditions. As many areas are now being over-logged, you are seeing the results of desert-type/climatic changing conditions resulting from a erosion-producing down-trending cyclical condition. Conservation, replanting, holding the line (in the face of pure greed, unlikely) might be of some assistance. The Gulf fiasco with the giant underground oil seepage has messed with the ocean currents, which has affected the weather. Long-term results, anyone's guess! There is an old saying about it being an ill wind that doesn't blow someone some good. Who knows? As far as early matsis: Where aren't there some every year, and a cold snap usually brings on some cleaner crop. Better handling can preserve the early ones, but I usually don't push too hard too early, as it is easy to get burned out when there is real money to be made.
I'm in agreement with KNB , regarding his post on early matsies , on my experience the earlier the matsies come the wormier they are , maybe if they are picked quickly when they are young and flash freeze them immediately , (then the eggs would died ), however it seems daunting to do that on a big commercial scale . well here in mass. we will be on the high 90's with humidity hitting the 20%'s and no mushies that I know of would want to do any business with that kind of weather. I just hope no hard winds come on blowing this way because we just may turn into a dust cloud and get blown away .
hey whats the prices right now and when does pine mushroom start
thanks for info on this sight tess we will find you to meet there we heard your name here from a joe ponderosa we called him today he said we should go it is picking there
were following greg up there guy is there also I heard hope its there tess were low on cash so were not stoping in
okay tess we tryed to call but you didnt answer so were leaving for there tonight and doug came in from yukon so there coming also
Just another buyer...by the way, in 2010 there were 2.6 million hectares or timber burned in Siberia. Did it pop last year??? Maybe...but we didnt see a flooding of the market did we? Hard to say where those shrooms end up. Or if they pop at all or if the army is involved in monitoring who picks and who buys. Just a thought...
there getting in the shindilaarea north of the kaldo thats what they call upper skeena if you dont think its starting then look at the calander look up the weather stats for last 2 month then ask your self in the mirrow why dont i make money in this game
Been off the board for some time and it's nice to see your all still around. Cascades chanterelle's are now showing on the east side and I should be picking in two are there week's. there only five day's late but the heat has help them start popping up and ground is very wet. look's to be a very good year on the eastside again if not better then last year. lobo my friend let mr know when you may be around.!! Mad Morel
hmmmmm tess we have known each other too long.......................its actually going to pop in siberia...... c u there :)
All those early pines will be wormy. You may not see the worms in them but eggs have been laid on them and to hatch soon, after this warm spell and the buyers buy them as a good product and then..... they lose $$$$...... then they use that reason to put the price down.......because they have to recover some dollars now........ This happens every happens every year. When will they learn not to buy them? Some people say they the early ones are the seed for the patch?
matsimama, ya I thought of that for a few seconds once when asked to do it for a book on fire morels. I kinda want to incorporate the research into adventure stories and am one-track-minded about it for now.
going there tomarrow to set up station ron is already to buy so were going to start at 18 $ tuesday
motts got 7 pounds he called friends in the nass and told them its on summer fluss
came online from editing video ya we got the message kispiox it is same as last year we started there first upper skeena & shindala nothing going on in nass
THERE STARTING HERE SUMMER PINES LET FORAGER NO IT STARTED CHUCKY
THERE STARTING HERE SUMMER PINES LET FORAGER NO IT STARTED CHUCKY
Hey there ., damned if we aren't dryer than a 100 years old dead donkey skull on the middle of the Mohave desert , the worst part I ain't seen no relief on sight , and what about that bit of circular logic of matsimama , son ain't that it hasn't rain it's the water table , well if there is no rain there is no water table .
Lobo: Ever think of doing a collaboration on your book? Besides vast editing and writing experience I have some bangup adventures of my own! Add some kick-A photos and you'd have a first class production!
wild side, I have been attempting to get some of my research and adventures into book form for many years but there just does not seem to be enough hours each day to accomplish everything that is begging to be first in line; priorities, priorities.... but the day should come soon. Photographed greys in the Blue Mountains a couple days ago, a good flush may happen yet, fairly poor porcini year. Lots of damp ground that I imagine is from sub-surface due to rock stratification type in the area so I predict a good grey crop, hopefully. ......... The next few weeks are 'in theory' dedicated to foraging for the yellow metal.
how is nakusp looking
Wow---check this out. A 57 pound puff-ball harvested in BC. http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/11/Man-lugs-home-57-pound-mushroom/UPI-77161342023190/?spt=hts&or=7
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JDS----that is an awesome video.
If you want to see a really beautiful patch of Chanterelles, check out this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8owqK874d6U The only patch that I ever found that was anywhere close to this good was logged about 4 years ago.
theres a foragers page on face book
looking for dried king boletes: email@example.com - there's bumper crops for unlimited and unknown reasons in all reproductions. best to always have a scout because you never know what's about to pop! Lobo: ever consider writing a book. find a topic/ focus and let it flow. the shroom trail covers science, anthropolgy, economics, survival, ... its endless. use your experience and resource and get it working for you. there's all sorts of books out there and people unfamiliar with the trail may find it interesting. treat it like your harvest and have some fun along the way. still finding button aspen boletes (haven't done a spore sample but fairly sure .. at aspen root tips ... they sure taste great).
Shroomkid: Mushrooms can be fooled as well as people, even though I frequently find them more computer-like in some ways. The mycelium can run for many acres, so the organism has to do a lot of calculation for conditions. But as I say, they can be fooled as well as other organisms, as many a spring I've seen leaves, flowers, and buds hit by frost and taken out. This year a lot of my chanty patches are late, and it's hard to tell what that's about. It has been a wetter spring than usual. Are the mushrooms just taking their time, planning to really do a big fall blowout? Are they simply late like so many things this year? Has (God forbid) the mycelium been damaged by the low water table and harsh conditons of previous years? Just a lot of variables. Let me know what you're seeing. Sometimes there is a connection between the types of seasons you get in certain areas for certain mushrooms and other mushrooms may follow the same pattern. I have yet to determine whether a spring season in boletes can predict a fall season accurately.
Where abouts in Manitoba? Very curious :) Will be checking back in to see if there is an answer for us. Full buckets everyone!
And thanks to garf for earlier post too. much appreciated. more food for thought, as I enjoy the heat today. the main picking season is coming soon enough, and I still have some frozen stuff that I might as well eat through. (dried is another story... need to fix the dehydrator this summer!) All the best!
Thanks matsimamma. water table. something to really think about more. I have a friend out looking for an early flush of porcini today, at a place he found them at this time last year. if he does find some... i'll take a day off work. MtnMorelz, the early chant patch was nice after work yesterday, and gave me a couple dinners and some to prep and freeze. thanks to matsimamma's explanation, now I understand better some of the other patches i frequent, and gives me food for thought on seasons for them. one of them has confused me over the last 8 years, and I think it's because I wasn't thinking about the water table. I do have to admit, though, that the dampness of the air and the warmth and then cool down period of the early fall, has something to do with it too. hence why some push some up early, the panic response that she talks about, or just a mistaken sense of temps and air/ground humidity, on the part of the mushroom. Orrr, it knows perfectly well what it is doing, and knows that certain creatures, besides people, are going to be at that elevation at that time of year, and pop early, so as to distribute the spores more effectively. I know someone who believes fungus to be sentient. :) Happy summer!
Claus, What part of Manitoba.
Yes the chantz are poppin! Go look for chants. I'll be right behind u ; )
Shroomkid: Having several M class solar flares so the heat will ratchet up for a while. Don't see any rain near-term in most nw pacific coastal areas, but it all depends on the water table, NOT the rainfall, as many believe. Last year it was terribly done and some of my prime chanty spots did terrible and only traditionally wet spots did good. However, I see more moisture soaking into the ground this year. That means for me at least that some spots will be a little later, but viable. When it is going to be too dry entirely, I see what I call a "panic" pop, where some shrooms are going to beat the heat. Sometimes the shrooms just take their time if it is going to be really good later, unless you are lucking out in an area where conditions are good for an early pop that just keeps going, and going......Good luck, all!
Boletus Joe...I was thinking the same thing about the early Chanterelles. My early patch had a few little ones in it on the 26th of June, but the heat sure isn't what we needed.
Any morels in sister oregon. please reply thank you
Same old thing, just about the time the Channies start to show, then the weather will turn hot and dry everything up..... Such is the life of a picker....
shroomkid as far as my own experiences i have seen pretty early flushes of chantrelles and matsutake under these types of conditions we are having on the southcoast areas of BC ... i suspect some will come early this year but now it looks like maybe the heat comes so that can change in a hurry depending on how far along they are ... got some matsu in July before and actually one year found a little independent eco area that really was producing in the heat in early august.. it had been cool and fairly wet before that heat ... this area was producing big fat buttons and the deer and bears were having a heyday... gl full buckets ger
hi matsimama, thank-you. You're quite right. in fact, i find almost any terrestrial mushroom will do a bit of a ring, specially if it's around a tree or stump, some more than others. mind you, the pines go in lines more, as everyone here knows... anyway, thanks! it's a good reminder, as sometimes, folks like yours truly might be thinking we're in a hurry, and forget to look all around, or "look both ways" as one friend calls it. :c) And Claus, thanks too! I'll let some friends know, who live there - what are you finding? it is almost chanterelle season there. Have you heard anything about the conditions in SK or western ON, by the MB border? And, speaking of chanterelles... we are probly in for a weird year. A good friend told me to go looking in my early spots, to see if there are any yet. He is finding some in his early spots already, last week, and was picking a few kilos. This is southwestcoast BC, and about 3 weeks to a month early for the earliest spots... hmmm... any thoughts from the experts? full buckets to you all. and enjoy what's left of the summer! ha!
For anyone interrested...... Manitoba is the place to be. Popping big time
Well, good for you, family pickers. Boletes have been so erratic this year that I swear the deer have done better than the best of us (though the squirrels, chipmunks, bugs, etc like them too). Sure can be fun to find loaded areas. This year we found them in "fairy rings" that were spaced fairly far apart. So be sure you circle around in your are real well before you move on. They can be like ants sometimes--there rarely is just one.
What happening with the Tisigar fire?