01/21/2017 TimberGardener

A cluster of wine cap beauties near the kiwis. If you read the site you know we have mushrooms ‘planted’ in logs, straw bales, and garden trenches.  There are maitakes by the big rock, chicken of the woods in a Douglas Fir stump, and four oysters,…

06/11/2016 TimberGardener

When the snow finally melted off the garden this spring, we could see our raised beds with heaped piles of mulch on top. We set out to get the beds ready to plant, distributing the big pile of straw and manure and composted plant parts from the previous year that…

06/04/2016 TimberGardener

The straw bales and raised beds, spring 2015. The first year we had our garden was 2015, and we soon ran out of dirt to beg, borrow, buy, or steal (okay, we’ve never stolen dirt…only sand). Instead of a fourth raised bed we tried straw bale…

02/19/2016 TimberGardener

Welcome to the Timber Garden! Toby and I purchased our first home on 3 acres outside of McCall, ID in October of 2014. We couldn’t wait to put in a permanent garden and fruit trees! We had both grown up gardening with our families and tried to grow something wherever…

11/11/2015 TimberGardener

If you’ve talked to me in the past 4 years you probably know I’m obsessed with mushrooms. It started when I moved to McCall, ID. From spring to fall, the forest is filled with morels, boletes, and coral mushrooms, and hericiums and oysters hang from the trees. I love the…

04/15/2015 TimberGardener

(Mushroom logging actually happened back in April of 2015, so I’m going to cheat and back-date this post.)   Since this was an April 2015, it might be one of the first ‘homesteading’ activities to happen at our new home!  We ordered several different mushroom plugs from Fungi Perfecti and…