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Forum: Open Discussion Apr 9, 2012, 1:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 412
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Fishies

Nice. Were they in the shallows?

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 27, 2012, 4:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Yearly update

I got two daughters in college (Western MI and Grand Valley), and one in 9th grade. So I am dead broke.

Ice fishing season was a buster. I got out twice and cleaned 15 fish.

The real estate...
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 27, 2012, 9:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,791
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Morels and oak trees

Not really.

Sometimes I find half-frees in predominenty oak stands. But rarely blacks or yellow morels.

Having said that...you have awesome chantrelle, maitake and blewit (and many other...
Forum: Open Discussion Aug 24, 2011, 3:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Deer Flies and Mosquitos (warning)

I would never recommend a product that is not lawful to sell here in the Good Ole USA. I mean, our politicians and regulators know better than we do that Cuban cigars, whilst heavenly, support...
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Mar 22, 2011, 9:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Happy B-day SWMichRealtor

Wow, 3 weeks too late...BUT Thank You all!!!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Feb 24, 2011, 1:52 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Bird question?

I was a hard-core Audubon bird watcher in college and before I met my wife (21 years married).

I got pretty good at it. Between immature sparrows and female warblers, there is a limit at how good...
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 13, 2010, 5:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Winter is ariving!

Ice fishing this weekend, maybe.

I will watch the canaries in the coal mines for a couple of days (those would be the REAL aggressive ice fishermen), then I think by Saturday I'll be fishing. The...
Forum: Open Discussion Dec 9, 2010, 6:45 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Jobs Available

that's a nice post, Jeff. I hope some of the good people on this site can take advantage (you give them time off in April/May for morel huntin' right?).

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 25, 2010, 10:26 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and a Merry, safe and joyous Christmas season from my family to all of yours!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 5, 2010, 11:18 am
Replies: 2
Wow
Views: 352
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Wow

Do a google search for 'Maitake Chili.'

Very interesting and a fabulous recipe!

Ed
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Nov 5, 2010, 11:17 am
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Happy B-day tom.c

Happy Birthday Tom!
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 22, 2010, 4:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Hunting just got easier....sorta

I have seen black trumpets and chants at the Meijer. I bought some of the chanterelles last winter. No taste. No rich smell. No nothing.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 16, 2010, 11:16 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Five 3 day weekends in 1 month

This is the strangest rumor/hoax going around on the internet now.

Go look at July, 2011 (just 9 short months away). There are 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays in July, 2011. I think it...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 11, 2010, 7:27 am
Replies: 1
Views: 472
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Don't Give Up On Hens

I picked a gorgeous one yesterday. Boy was it dry in the woods though. I think one soaking rain will generate more hens and one more blewit flush.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 11, 2010, 7:21 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Honey Mushrooms? Help! (pic)

I have little doubt those are Armillaria mellea.

But, I also believe more people get sick from eating edible mushrooms that are beginning to rot than from eating poisonous mushrooms (if that makes...
Forum: Open Discussion May 5, 2010, 11:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,325
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: new shroomer question

I think schroomaholic is right. Black morels are a different animal, and generally associate with different trees.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion May 1, 2010, 6:23 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: SW Michigan finds

I found 10 yellows at the base of a dead elm, in the middle of a deep woods. I found not a single mushroom (other than pheasant backs) in the rest of the woods.

It has threatened rain for 24...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 24, 2010, 1:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Flooded areas?

I have never found morels in areas that are low or wet enough to support skunk cabbage. Sometimes these areas are full of dead elm trees too, but no morchella.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 20, 2009, 10:50 am
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Got this from a Facebook friend

LOL. very funny:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnsfRWaDL-E

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 17, 2009, 10:02 pm
Replies: 2,721
Views: 66,013
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 16, 2009, 7:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Don't know if I can post this:

Honestly, Mike, I don't argue with anything you posted. It is exactly why I initially offered up the prospect of Frank deleting it.

I am much less interested by the business model here than I am...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 14, 2009, 9:28 am
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Views: 66,013
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 13, 2009, 3:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Don't know if I can post this:

Feel free to take it down if it is deemed inappropriate. It's from Matherly's sight. If it was 4/1/09, I would think it was an April Fool's joke:
...
Forum: Open Discussion Nov 13, 2009, 3:14 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: New Project started

Congrats Ted. We are seeing the real estate market pick up. At least, there's a lot more volume than last year. Prices are still in the toilet.

But, I think it is a positive sign that some of...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 27, 2009, 12:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Corn Smut Article

Interesting read.

I know we had some long discussions about this on this board a couple of years ago:

http://food.theatlantic.com/sustainability/when-corn-tastes-like-mushrooms.php#

Ed
Forum: Happy Birthday to you... Oct 27, 2009, 12:11 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: happy birthday judy

Happy Birthday Judy!!!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 23, 2009, 2:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Slow fall mushroom season

Best blewit year ever. Average hen year (last year was a hen yr for the ages, IMO).

NO shaggy parasols this year. I have never gotten skunked on m.rhacodes.

So, I would call it spotty, at best....
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 14, 2009, 1:48 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Hey honey, where are you?

Hi Jim,

"The honnys will come out of the jar quite slimy but..."

This is always my biggest problem with Honeys. Taste is good. They look like great mushrooms. But they are slimey. To me, these...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 13, 2009, 1:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Miker, others...question about frost

Thanks Miker.

About what I thought and observed. I came across a beautiful blewit woods that just started getting going this past weekend. Very excited to get back in there tonight or tomorrow....
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 12, 2009, 2:36 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,009
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Miker, others...question about frost

Saturday night/Sunday morning was our first hard frost of the season.

Tell me, if you know, what mushrooms will shut down due to this. Hens?

And, what mushrooms will benefit? Blewits? I found a...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 6, 2009, 9:27 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Not a good year for me

Hi Beth,

I have a maple forest (predominantly) within walking distance, so it's very convenient. It looks like it should just spit out baskets full of choice mushrooms. I spent HOURs and HOURs...
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 6, 2009, 3:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: bluegrass festival

Here's the Elvis Presley of bluegrass. I love this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7WBbWDmbq0

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 5, 2009, 5:10 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Hey honey, where are you?

I harvested a bag full of honey buttons yesterday. Very anti-climactic because I really wanted to find blewits and didn't.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 5, 2009, 4:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Blewits?

Hiya Leonard! I have been fine. Just damned busy.

But it's fall and it's time to mushroom hunt!

Thanks for the reply L and Miker.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Oct 5, 2009, 3:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Blewits?

Anybody finding these yet?

I hit every spot I have yesterday and nada. Am I a couple days too early?

Thanks!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Jul 8, 2009, 3:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: New Ramp at 95th street (Chicago IL)

Nice Ted. Sometimes it takes someone with the ultimate persistence to get something done.

Can you still toss for smallmouths there at 95th St?

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion May 27, 2009, 2:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: I hear the ticks are bad this year?

I have removed 3 tics from my person this season. Probably about the same as last year.

Remember, it's the deer tic, in our area, that carries Lymes. They are tiny and unless fully engorged,...
Forum: Open Discussion May 26, 2009, 3:16 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: I know alot of folks here

Miker,

I just got off the phone with my well person. She owns a company in Richland and probably does 40% of all the well evaluations in Greater Kalamazoo for real estate transactions (Heidi...
Forum: Open Discussion May 22, 2009, 2:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,341
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: dehydrating question

Jeff,

You will do well with canning jars. They work for me.

And, yes many different mushrooms darken. I have found that morels especially darken with dehydration. I just dehydrated oysters for...
Forum: Open Discussion May 7, 2009, 7:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 829
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Looking for a Cream Of Morel Soup Recipe

Miker's recipe is unbelievable. I think GreysRtheBest has a marvelous cream of mushroom soup too.


Whatever you do, don't skimp on the white pepper.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion May 7, 2009, 7:11 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Ticks

I am staring at one that I just crushed with my beer bottle. They are out there all right.
Forum: Open Discussion May 7, 2009, 2:00 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Give Up

Jon, your mind is an open book!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion May 7, 2009, 1:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,224
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Give Up

If I ever calculated the hours I put in searching for morels and chantrelles, I would have given up many years ago. Never quit. It always pays off down the road.

I think mushroom hunting in a new...
Forum: Open Discussion May 4, 2009, 7:08 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Southwest Michigan?

"but is it worthwhile to hunt anywhere around Kazoo, Saugatuck, Allegan?"

Yes, yes and yes!

Allegan and Kalamazoo have public areas that are not hunted heavily and produce prodigious morels!...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 23, 2009, 3:43 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: Treasure Trees

Depends on the type of morel! I searched tulip poplar, cherry and bt aspen for m. elata this morning. I have also found blacks around ironwoods.

Dead elms will begin (in SW Michigan) in a couple...
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 18, 2009, 9:58 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: last years morels.

great post eli.

Hope you find them like that every year!

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 12, 2009, 7:25 am
Replies: 0
Views: 417
Posted By SWMichRealtor
NPR on Morels

This is a nice article. I especially like the little recipe at the end!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102920035&sc=emaf

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 12, 2009, 1:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: IL report sout west of Chicago

too early for cinnabars. That's a july/Aug entry.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Apr 10, 2009, 9:39 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: 2009 Oberon

Bell's Beer (and Oberon specifically) is Kalamazoo's most important contribution to our collective culture since...I don't know...the Checker Cab.

Good Beer.

Ed
Forum: Open Discussion Mar 27, 2009, 5:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By SWMichRealtor
Re: ever hunted with binoculars?

I have, but not for morels. I used them to help find chantrelles. I figured the bright color would be easier to spot with binos. Ultimately, my glasses are too heavy and it just wasn't comfortable to...
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