Mushroom Harvest

Several weeks ago, as I was making my first batches of jam, Jon ventured into the woods after a heavy rain to hunt mushrooms. He came back one evening with a big haul - buckets full of chicken of the woods, and a basket full of oyster mushrooms. They took up a good quarter of the cutting block, and provided a feast for the eyes while Ryan and I finished making jam for the evening.

He also harvested a small bucket's worth of paw paws (a native fruit that tastes similar to banana and is more of a custard in consistency), though I'll report in on those later.

Needless to say, we enjoyed mushrooms for dinner that night. Afterward Jon dried much of the harvest to enjoy later. Yum!