Saturday, October 1, 2011

Homestead Yard Art

This huge mushroom popped up on Thursday.  It's the biggest J or I have ever seen.  That's a nickel on top of it, and J's foot is right at a foot long. That would be several meals, if it's edible, but I haven't had time to research it, so it will remain yard art.

I haven't mentioned the pond in several months. It's been a rather painful subject.  The man who dug it said he'd be back to work on the dam, once it settled some.  Well, he never returned, and the dam has been leaking water for months.  You can see the cracks where it leaks through, and the water remains at about the 4 foot mark.  Over the past week and a half, we've gotten about 7 inches of rain, and it's been rather disheartening.  On the good side, the dogs seem to enjoy swimming in it on a regular basis, such as it is.


cookingwithgas said...

I am like you- I am too unsure to eat them. They are all over the place here some small and some quite big.
That and tiny frogs.

Anne Raven Jorgensen said...

It looks like a perfect little or not so little seat to sit on, even the right shape :)

JLK Jewelry said...

Great mushroom! I just picked about 10 shiitakes from our log. Sauteed them with peppers from the garden. Yum!! Too afraid to try to guess on any other mushrooms though.

Laurie said...

Gotta love mushrooms and tiny frogs! Yes Anne, it is the perfect shape :o) Jennie, we need to get some logs going!