Author: Queen of Fungus

Wine Caps (Stropharia rugosoannulata)

Wine Caps (Stropharia rugosoannulata)

Stropharia rugosoannulata

Stropharia rugosoannulata

I just found vegan condensed milk so i’m going to try some for a veganized pumpkin pie recipe

I just found vegan condensed milk so i’m going to try some for a veganized pumpkin pie recipe

A new Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata), right on schedule

A new Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata), right on schedule

Smugtown mushrooms is currently fundraising!“Smugtown Mushrooms…

Smugtown mushrooms is currently fundraising!

“Smugtown Mushrooms has been growing and working with mushrooms & Fungi since 2011. Offering a vast array of mushroom cultivation supplies, teaching classes and being a presence within the local and regional community. We grow exotic & medicinal mushrooms, indoors & outdoors, perserve wild mushrooms found in our forests, organize large mushroom events, host art & music gathering, potlucks, & guided hikes.  We make extracts, mushroom art and travel all over the region connecting people to the natual world and the potential mushrooms bring in our lives.”

Their perks include mushroom art, medicinal mushrooms and tinctures, grow kits, and foraging trips! If you haven’t heard of them before, now is a great time to check them out, donate, and possibly get some art or a kit to grow your favorite fungi! 

I sprinkled some Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) grain…

I sprinkled some Wine Cap (Stropharia rugosoannulata) grain spawn in this garden bed a few months ago and I think this is the first fruiting. Normally the cap would be wine-colored but the color has likely faded with age. I’m going to check back more regularly to observe the full life cycle (if these mushrooms continue fruiting).

Nice gills

Nice gills

here’s my coworker’s possum picture, as promised

here’s my coworker’s possum picture, as promised

a old man at work today told me (straight to my face over the register) that he would punch me in…

a old man at work today told me (straight to my face over the register) that he would punch me in the face next time he returned to the store (because basically he fucked up the order, guaranteeing that he’d have to return later if he wanted to get the additional thing he had wanted…he was paying with the last check in his checkbook and had already written the total amount before asking me if I added the thing he wanted to his order…I hadn’t because he never asked for it so I said I could ring it up in a separate transaction right after. he was upset cause he was using the last check in his checkbook and had no other form of payment…and i’m thinking like, wow this is 100% your fault but I still apologized and told him he could still return next time and get it and he was like “yeah! and next time i’ll punch you in the face” and I was like “hahaha! have a good day, here’s your receipt!!”) fucking drama queen

my 60+yr old coworker described finding a mother possum asleep in his garage as “exceptional”. he…

my 60+yr old coworker described finding a mother possum asleep in his garage as “exceptional”. he said he has pictures and if he sends them to me i’ll post them