OwlsHaven is our home in the country in Northern Indiana. We try to live green and natural.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Whew! It's been such a wacky weather year this spring, that we thought we were going to miss out on Morels! What an awful thing that would have been. But finally yesterday morning, after we'd given up on hunting them, Jim was out walking with the grandson, and just happened to find two, right beside the path.
About 20 years ago, I read this technique of planting morels in a likely place and tried it. Just save the salty water you soak them in, add a little molasses to feed the spoor, and sprinkle it out in a likely spot. Every single year since then, we've found a few. Usually much later than we expect, but a surprise and delight, nevertheless.
So after searching the whole area for about a half hour, we came up with 5 decent sized morels, the yellow late kind, and Jim fried them up for an evening snack last night. Heaven!