Mystery Mushrooms

What a year for mushrooms! These were by the side of the road yesterday. Don’t know what they are but I’m don’t believe they’re inedible.

I’ve been gathering candy caps in the woods and putting them on a kitchen shelf in bamboo baskets to dry. The whole rooms smells like maple syrup (which is what candy caps smell like when dry).

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:

5 Responses to Mystery Mushrooms

  1. Actually I don't think it's Omphalotus_olearius (nickname Jack o'Lantern). I found some of the latter on New Year's day and they look quite a bit like chanterelles once you remove them from the stump. Seriously poisonous. These shown here look pretty different in real life.

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