NorCal Battens Down the Hatches/Chantrelles and Blewits

There’s a big storm system heading our way, due to hit this afternoon, with 60 mph winds predicted for Friday and Saturday. All the weather people seem agreed on this one. We surely need the rain. Just now I walked out to the cliffs to look out at the ocean (San Francisco is about 15 miles across the water from us), and the first big drops were falling, the high winds and deep rainclouds still out at sea. Exciting!

Two days ago I rode my bike about three miles and hiked two miles searching for mushrooms. I found just a few chantrelles and a nice bunch of young blewits. The ground was pretty dry. Bring on the rain! I love getting out in the woods. It’s an antidote to spending so much time at a computer. Reconnecting with the natural world.

chantrelles on left, blewits on right

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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