Sunday 10 August 2014
Mushrooms and Milk Bottles
A bit of foraging is a great way of getting some free food.
Today's little haul were these
It was an exciting moment finding these growing in our field, they are field mushrooms ( Agaricus campestris) found early summer to late autumn usually following spells of rain.
There are still more to come, if you are unsure or have any doubt at all then don't forage for fungi, go on an organised fungi hunt and learn to identify them.
We only ever collect fungi we can 100% identify.
Milk bottles the plastic ones they are what our dustbin mainly contains, so I am often thinking what to do with them, they make great little cloches for tender plants, they can also be used for storage containers.
We only have 1 four pint bottle a week, so this weeks was used like this.
It has been cut down to make a scoop for the pig feed, it now has a mark on it were 1lb of pig feed comes to making it easier to measure out there feed.
What uses do you have for those plastic milk bottles?