Vince spent a couple of days this week cutting more trees for the mushroom garden.
You can see the ones with the wax on the ends . . the horizontal ones . . those are the logs that have already been inoculated. The ones piled up at the end are the ones he just cut. They have to sit for three weeks before he can inoculate them. Every time I walk by this spot, I stop and look for any signs of growth. Vince said it takes about 9 months for them to produce and until they’re ready to “bloom”, there won’t be any signs of life. That means July or August before we see growth/harvest mushrooms.
I’m pretty excited about it. I wish it didn’t take so long but I guess everything worth having is worth waiting for, right?
Vince thinks he will only need to cut one more load of logs and that will give him enough to use up most of his plugs. I’ve asked him not to be out cutting trees while I’m gone. When I asked him what would happen if he got hurt while I was away, he used to say “the UPS guy will find me” but now the UPS guy has quit coming down the driveway and just leaves packages at the gate so I guess no one would find him so he needs to not get hurt, ever but especially while I’m away.