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Mushrooms & Gourds.

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It’s almost fall.   Graduate School is in full swing having completed 2/5 of the fall semester.   Upon my return home from the class weekend,  Jim proudly showed-off the first two mushrooms from the shitake mushroom patch.   This is indeed exciting because it’s been over 5 months since cutting the tree and inoculating the freshly cut logs. 

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Birdhouse Gourds have reached their maximum size and have been harvested,  set out for their 6-month drying time and labeled with the harvest date. 

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Mia the Cat has even volunteered her services as “Gourd Guard Cat”.   She states that it’s the least she can do as repayment for a warm bed,  ample varmint chasing opportunities and canned food.  

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It’s also important to sweep the chimney…

Next weekend,  we’re (my brother and I) walking in our 6th 5k of the year.  

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So,  now you’re caught up.   Here’s the question to ponder until my next post: How do you describe the blue of the ocean to a blind man? 

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