Thursday, August 5, 2010

Mushrooms and New Music

I trust all of you have been enjoying some delightful summer days. Lately, I've been getting requests for smaller, sample-sized bars of my soaps. I've noticed the nicer hotels and B&B's typically have 1.5 oz. bars, which works out well, as that's 1/4 of my bars. I've been working on tweaking my labels for these smaller sized bars, and playing with ribbons. I'm pleased with how they're shaping up.
The hot and steamy days here have brought forth a new round of mushrooms. I'm not sure what this is I saw this morning. Some sort of fungi, I'm thinking. It sprouted up on a stump, and is soft and silky feeling. I'm not very knowledgeable about fungi. I've gathered puffballs on this land, which were tasty cooked. But I know little else about what grows wild here. All that is getting ready to change, as I'm taking a mushroom class this Saturday, through STARworks. It's something I've always wanted to learn about, and from what I've heard, it promises to be a very entertaining class.
Over the weekend, Teresa introduced me to Antje Duvekot. I'm enjoying her music so much, I just had to share. I hope you enjoy her too!


JLK Jewelry said...

That mushroom workshop sounds like fun. I didn't know you could eat puffballs. Better get my edible plant book out and have a walk around! I hope you'll post about the class, have fun!!

Carolyn said...

I knew you could eat puffballs but have always been kind of afraid to. I think a mushroom workshop would be great! So much fun. Let us know how it is :)