Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Saturday, June 22, 2013
I was sprinkling the log with water on a daily basis, but impatience won out. I decided to soak the log to accelerate the process. The baby pool seemed to be about the right size, so I filled it and soaked the log for about 8 or 9 hours, then returned it to its shady spot.
My teenagers reminded me that I watched pot never boils. So what did I do this morning while they were still sleeping? Yes, I checked on the log.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
One day, about 2 weeks ago, our wonderful neighbors gifted us with a beautiful shiitake mushroom log. My reaction: Mushroom log? What is a mushroom log? Well, guess what? A mushroom log is a log that is inoculated with mushroom spores and if all goes well, will produce gourmet mushrooms for several years.
I placed the log in a shady spot between our shed and the neighbor's fence. I've been watering it every day to keep it moist since we haven't had rain for about 5 or 6 days. Hopefully, we'll be enjoying some shiitake mushrooms in the near future!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Spring is here! Gardeners everywhere have been waiting anxiously for spring - now it has arrived! What can we plant? Where can we plant it? When can we get started? Those are the questions gardeners are asking themselves.
The trees and shrubs are beginning to bud. Crocuses are blooming. The daffodils and tulips are poking their heads out of the ground. We awake to the songs of birds. Don't you love it? Isn't spring wonderful?