You’d never know it listening to Trump and some of the commentators here, but good things do happen, good things, like the discovery of some good edible mushrooms growing on a pile of firewood… These are a variety of Coprinus mushroom. They are somewhat smaller than the exquisite Shaggy Mane, but still tasty. They are probably Coprinus variegata.
There are a number of good things involved in this discovery:
- firewood is portable, so this mushroom can be moved to a more convenient spot like my garden…
- we don’t use a lot of firewood these days, so this pile might bear mushrooms for a decade or more,
- with care the mushrooms may be persuaded to yield more and better mushrooms as the years go on, and
- I’m up to the challenge.
I plan to move the infected firewood to my garden sooner or later and half bury the pieces and water them a couple of times a week from now until winter. It is possible that the mushrooms will be produced in several flushes per week until freezing weather. I once discovered a huge find of Shaggy Manes and went out picking them in the midst of the first blizzard to harvest them to the last minute. Some things are too good to miss.
Previously, I discovered some Coprinus atramentaria growing in my yard and tried and failed to set up a mushroom garden. I still have that buried wood so this discovery could trigger expanded growth to that patch as well. Life is good.