June 6, 2011

Mushrooms On A Mad Monday...

It is a Public Holiday here in WA so I had both Farmchildren home. (Needless to say The Farmer still had work to do.)  The Farmchildren were being quite high maintenance, so I decided an outside adventure was in order.

The Farmer met us in the paddock and we went for a walk.  Look what we found.

Paddock Mushrooms

Paddock Mushrooms

After a good hour or so of mushrooming, the cobwebs were all blown away and The Farmchildren had settled down.

A Good Mushroom Spot

Enjoy the rest of Monday.

9 comments:

H is for ... said...

That glade looks a bit like truffle country. You might need to get yourself a pig.

Kakka said...

I have memories of collecting field/paddock mushrooms when I was young and I still love the taste of them now, cooked with butter in the frying pan.

What a great adventure/cobweb blowing away thing to do on the beautiful autumn afternoon.

Scotty Lover said...

Lovely, just lovely, on toast for tea or in a soup perhaps.

Your farm certainly has different environments. Love your photos.

Photographer Mum said...

What a tranquil little Mushroom Spot. I love farms and all their different little spaces

Monique said...

I love mushrooms in cooking but in the garden I HATE THEM!!

Monique xxx

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therhythmmethod said...

Love this. Finding mushies is like finding treasure. What a lovely way to break up the Monday crazy.

I'm So Fancy said...

I'm always afraid we'll mistake it for a poisonous variety. But I agree, if you could turn that into truffle hunting, I'll come over.

Emma said...

I am seriously envious! Mushrooming in your backyard sounds fabulous and delicious! x

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thank you for your comments. The Farmer is going to cook up the mushies for breakfast.

I was thinking about truffles while we were mushrooming. Someone did a bit of research into how possible they would be here a few years ago (some guy visited, got all enthusiastic and then left and we didn't hear much!) I think the general idea is it would be too hard. Plus fertilisers and some fungicide sprays make a big difference and as we are a broad acre cropping operation, the two wouldn't go together so well. I am sure there would be some kudos to be gained out of just having the pig though....!