Thursday, May 14, 2015

Firewood and Morels

Well hello all.
I do hope everyone had a pleasant Mother's Day weekend.
While some women might want diamonds and pearls,
my sweet hubby brought home something a bit more practical.
Precious stones don't really burn as well.
This is out behind the shop where I usually wouldn't show anybody.
We are afraid they are going to shut the forests down early
due to the drought so decided to get wood in the spring this year.
Hubby found a fortunate surprise while heading towards the wood.
He loves them sautĂ©ed in butter.
I received a bit of a bonus as well.

This is actually a tamarack,
which is wonderful to burn and the pitch is just as 
beneficial in making my soap as pine.
If you missed that, you can find it right here
I only got about 1/3 cup, but enough to infuse oil for 1-2 batches.
We had all the wood split and stacked by about 7:30pm.

Mr. LB said that he thinks he likes getting wood in the spring
if he can get morels as well.
He was so excited,
he went back up yesterday after work and found a few more.
That's the same bowl as above!
He was just getting ready to clean these up
so never mind the bits of grass and such.
This morning he said he might head back up after work again today.
I asked if he was going to be able to eat them all.
"Oh, yea."
He did take a few to share with a couple of co-workers so
he's not completely stingy.

If you usually wait until fall to get your firewood and you like morels,
spring wood-cutting might be something to consider.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches


  1. We have had several failed attempts at mushrooming. Not sure why there are not any in our woods. Do deer eat them? We have plenty of those.
    Great harvest :)

  2. I no longer burn wood (unfortunately), but I still love morels, when I can get them. Ramps, too!

  3. It was a good morel year here too. I know ours grow only around certain trees if the ground has been disturbed and after a rain. Then they spring up overnight.

  4. plenty of wood for the winter there, how good to have a proper wood fire, the morels look so tasty, I discovered a bunch of some sort of mushroom growing in the garden but dare not risk it as no clue to what they are so took a photo instead!

  5. Very interesting article on morel mushrooms. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick