A dangerous work
Sunday October 8 we wake up with a clear, blue and Sunny Sky. It was in great contrast to the former grey and rainy days. So we descided to bring our baskets and knifes into the Forest. A Forest created for Mushroms and Moose and Deers.
The first weekend in the hunting season. We must be mad! Taking risk not only by picking mushroms, but also could we be taken for large animals and been shot at. Then it's wise to keep to the old rule: Wear something RED. We did, but Sylvi that did not know we would take the tour into the Forest, was dressed more discrete. The other thing we were warned about is the Fact the Forest Authorities here, have set out animal (predator) traps. Scary? No, the Forest Bottom is very naked from other vegetation, in other word: Easy to step and see and find and pick mushroms.
The Forest was absolutely plentyful of Mushroms, only the fact we only are 100% sure about 3 types, kept us from a very short tour. The 3 sorts we are sure about is:
Chanterelle, Trumpet Chanterelle
At the end of the day, we've stayed 90 minutes in the Forest and 90 minutes rincing the mushroms at our platform (or veranda). To be in October, it was warm with temperature close to 20 C ( 70 F). Even the Virginia creepers, covering our peartree, looked heathed.
To day I brought 6 portions of mushroms to our freezer in our Winterhome.
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