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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 17 8:20 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

meadow sweet is in full flower for the second time and there seems to be a good crop of red clover flowers for mid october in york

dpack



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 17 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if my maths i correct today's half kilo or so brings the total to about 8 kg from 2 suburban street birch trees

one odd thing is that they have a wide range of birch related shrooms as well as ceps. am,pantherina, am. muscaria are both out at the mo along with half a dozen more types. over a year there are maybe 15 spp, in about a 10m x 2.5 m strip.

i wonder if somebody who knows about such things has "seeded" the area, they dont pick as i am the only one harvesting any of them.

the ground is pretty moss rich unlike adjacent green strips

rather odd but very tasty

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 17 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could be other people don't pick there because of the am. species. As you have said I think, don't pick any of those unless you are very sure.

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 17 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

imho the main reason folk dont pick there is that the brits have a very low knowledge base regarding shrooms (ds is very unusual to have even a few % as pickers ) and it is not an area with many european locals or a place where folk would walk past to get from A to B .
low footfall and the wrong demographic , hurrah

co growth is normal and no barrier to choosing dinner rather than unpleasantness, oddness or death.

the rich diversity of fungi in this small area is a bit unusual though.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 17 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I am always very wary of picking fungi as my knowledge is not that good. There are a few I recognise, but most of those have other uses like firelighting or honing tools, so less damaging if you get it wrong.

jp



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 17 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Firefighting?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 17 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fire lighting. King Alfreds Cakes are good for it.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 17 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I now have a vision of MR throwing shrooms at a house fire.

jp



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 17 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Quote:
Fire lighting. King Alfreds Cakes are good for it.
Ooops - my bad should have read it properly!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well, my remark caused some amusement anyway. Sorry to disappoint you Sgt. Colon, but you get King Alfred's Cake to smoulder and you can transfer fire from one place to another if you need to. I think in the past they used to make special tins to use them as hand warmers too.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
you get King Alfred's Cake to smoulder and you can transfer fire from one place to another if you need to. I think in the past they used to make special tins to use them as hand warmers too.


Oh now that is pretty funky. On average how long do they smoulder for, do you know?

Slim



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, sometimes a fur muff would have a pocket for a tin like that. Think of how warm a lady's hands would be while dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh!

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it depends how much air they have, in the open with no strong airflow a golfball sized one lasts about an hour, wrapped up considerably longer.

sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
fur muff


Excuse me!?!?!

Sorry I couldn't resist. Nice to see you getting into the Christmas spirit already Slim. Now that's holiday!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 17 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    


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