My journey, my MooseBoots path has provided a new lesson today. It is about patience and letting nature run its course. Lately, the lessons are about life and death. What more is there when it comes to important stuff? No, kids, your cell phones, facebook, clothing, hairdos, and favorite celebrities are not really important in the big scheme of things. We have mushrooms!
Wayyyy back in June 2009, we inoculated several oak logs with shiitake mushroom spore. Today, this is what we saw.
The funny thing is that I had given up on them. I planned to cut the logs up this fall to burn. Just in a nick of time ... poof ... mushrooms. Perhaps, Gramzilla came by to offer some assistance in her new form. (If so, could you please help the bees, too. Thanks, Gramzilla.) Being a newbie, however, I do not know the proper time, or method, to pick them. So, any of you more experienced people, feel free to chime in. I am thinking that I would also like to learn how to collect spore to seed new logs for future years. Feel free to share if you have done that before, too.
So, this week, the universe has taught me a little about growth and a bit about dying. Really, are they not a part of the whole process that we call life. My MooseBoots journey has benefited, by having opportunities for personal development, by both events.