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Fungi on the homestead

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Location: Olympia, WA - Zone 8a/b
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This morning as I walked out the door to get in my car and head to work I was struck by all the mushrooms showing up around my mulched areas and on the large branches and the logs I have placed around my beds.

I really like adding interesting pieces of wood to my growing areas. I have old stumps that were pulled out so they still have the roots attached sitting mixed in among my plants plus a lot of logs - the more interesting looking the better.

I have also slowly been creating boarders for my paths using old logs and big branches that I have been collecting overtime. I'm always on the lookout for wood to make my boarders - they are beautiful and the big ones are big enough to serve as benches for my son and even my wife and I.

Plus, all these pieces of wood and the mulch create amazing habitats for all sorts of life. Two years ago these areas were mostly just grass with very little living there. Now mushrooms are popping up all over on a regular basis and I'm finding tons of other life using these areas. To me mushrooms are always a sign that I'm doing something right.

So, what about you? Do you have fun pictures of fungi growing around your homestead? Have you added pieces of wood to create habitat? I would love to see pictures of fungi growing around your homestead.

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Very Nice! look at all the mycelium you are growing. That is going to produce a great mycelium network, your information highway for soil health is rocking.

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