Saturday, October 13, 2007


One of our sons spotted this out in the yard. This is the first I have seen them up topside. Usually we find them at the bottom of the hill, usually way past their prime. I am considering plucking it from the ground, slicing and cooking it up today. I have heard that they are really yummy and it looks prime for picking.
Here is another one that has already split open. It is not good for picking now.
Here is a look at some of the leaves that have fallen so far. I am hoping to rake some and run them through the shredder, but may just leave them whole and just rake them directly into the flower beds.
The colors of the leaves are very beautiful. Due to the drought this year, the only leaf colors we are getting are the ones on the ground. Most of our trees are still green, dropping a few leaves at a time. They seem to be changing color on their way down.


Petunia's Gardener said...

So did you eat it? It is an interesting thing. I'm not a big mushroom fan, though. For your leaves, this is the one time we'll put the bagger/catcher on the mower. Mower chops them up along with any grass, the bag catches them, and then we dump them in the garden for the winter. Fortunately the rider we have now can hold a lot, otherwise it has to be emptied a lot.

Angie said...

We haven't eaten it yet, it is still out there growing! I actually kind of forgot about it, we were so busy over the weekend. I like the idea of using the mower bag to have the leaves chopped and contained, I will have to hit DH up on it and leave the chipper shredder for the sticks and branches.