Update: May 2015
National Morel Mushroom Festival–May 14 in Michigan. Always held the weekend after Mother’s Day, the festival features a competitive hunt, guided hunt, live music, a beer tent, a gourmet Taste of Morels, carnival rides, and much more, including the Wine and Dine gourmet dinner and wine tasting.
Here in the Midwest, the sun is shining today, and it’s time to think spring. Here is one possible checklist:
Mushroom Hunting: As this Field and Stream article says, “Morels are America’s mushroom, more so than any other. It may be because they’re widespread, they’re easy to identify, and they come up in the spring, giving people a reason to get out and enjoy warm weather after a long winter. Or, it could be they’re popular simply because they taste so good.” I like well prepared morel mushrooms, but the last time I went hunting for them was years ago. My wife and I went to a wooded area near town and came back with more ticks than mushrooms. Careful what you harvest.
Fishing: Many are willing to set the work aside for a sunny afternoon on a stream bank or in a small fishing boat. This blog looks at our early fishing days along farm creeks–days with bamboo poles, worms, and hopes of catching those “genetically modified” bullheads.
Planting: Work! Somebody’s gotta do it. As soon as the fields dry here, the planters will be running full bore. This blog looks at planting time–now and in the past. Plant When the Oak Leaves Are the Size of Squirrels’ Ears.
by dan gogerty (photo, fieldandstream.com)
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