We spent a few hours yesterday scouring the woods on our property for morel mushrooms. We may have been a week late or, depending on what you read on the internet, a week early. Either way, we didn’t see hide nor hair of a moral mushroom. Darnit. We’ll head out again later in the week and see if we have any better luck.
We took the pups out with us while we were searching through the woods. I had hoped to show you pictures of morel mushrooms but, since that’s not going to happen this weekend, I am going to show you pictures of Diesel and Dolly instead.
Dolly managed to find a deer skull pretty quickly, and she toted it around, playing keep-away from Diesel for quite some time.
Yea, I know. You’re probably grossed out that we let her play with a deer skull. But, hey – these are country dogs and it’s cheap entertainment. They’ve got to find fun where they can.
Soon Diesel lost interest in chasing Dolly with the skull, and decided loving on daddy was more his speed.
We walked for several hours, and the pups spent most of it running around ahead of us. As the day wore on, they wore out. Soon they were staying right with us.
And when Diesel started sitting down, we figured it was time to get home.
Even though we got skunked looking for morels, we had a great time watching the pups romp and enjoying our walk through the woods.
It’s been raining here all day. I made some egg noodles for a batch of home made chicken noodle soup I’m making for supper. I also started making some more polymer clay eggs. Here are two I finished this afternoon:
I baked two more, but will leave them to sand another day. Sanding those bad boys takes a little bit of work and time, and I’m ready to just chill for a bit before getting after supper.
The chickens are doing great and we are averaging about a dozen eggs a day. The babies are really getting big, and I’m 99.9% positive I’ve got two roosters out of the five of them. I should get rid of both of them. I don’t have enough hens to keep up with all four roosters. I’m really struggling with the whole thing. I’ll probably end up getting rid of one of the cockerels, and keeping the other for a while to see how keeping three roosters works out. I suspect I’ll end up having to get rid of the other cockerel as well. It makes me sad to even think about it. So I’m not going to – I’ll think about it later.
It wasn’t the most productive weekend we’ve ever had on the homestead, but it was a nice and relaxing one. Sometimes it’s nice to take a day or two and do little more than just enjoy the homestead.
Tags: morel mushroom hunting