Saturday, May 31, 2008

Pete's 'Shroom spot

Tuff and I were at Kidders cabin recently, and our friends Pete and Rachel Beurmann, who live full time at Wolf Lake, decided to give up a very special morel mushroom hunting area, and took us to a very beautiful federal forest where the elusive morels grow. Of course you have to know how to identify an ash tree. Pete helped us out there, too. We had a nice 25 minute ride to the woods and had breakfast at Garlets corner.
The growing conditions have not been good at all, with the dry and cool weather we have had. Still, you hold out hope that you will find enough for dinner! Pete was the first to find one, and after that we all found a few. I think we only found about 30 total, greys and yellows, and they were nice sized! We all had enough for dinner, and had so much fun finding them, and really enjoyed out time spent with Pete & Rachel. You can be sure that we will be back at this special woods, but don't expect to find directions or a map on this blog! We mushroom hunters are pretty secretive about our hunting grounds!
Click here for some great 'shroomin pictures.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Morels & More!

While we were up doing our remodel job at the cabin we had to take a few breaks and of course, look for some mushrooms! We have a few spots very near the cabin that have always produced a few yummy morels. It was a little early for the yellows to start popping, but we did spot two! We also got very lucky and saw a bunch of wild turkeys several times, and one time the big tom turkey was strutting his stuff showing off to his harem. Of course, it's always great to see the colorful birds that are so happy to see us back & filling up their feeders. We can't forget Buddy, he just loves being at the cabin, and is so much fun to have along. One of his favorite things are playing with sticks....the bigger the better! Click here for some morel & wildlife pics.

Remodeling at the Cabin

As you already know, Kidders Cabin is one of our favorite places to go. We recently decided that we needed to do something about the "Guest Room". We did away with the 1950's set of kids bunkbeds and added a queen bed, shelving, new paint, carpet, lighting, and many more little things that make this room so much better! Check out the before pic and the result of our 2-day remodel. Click here. See you up there soon!