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Fiddleback Foraging

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by Odaon, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    that has to be worth a chunk of change
     
  2. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Buyer paid him $250 for the one root.
     
  3. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Dang! That's crazy. I don't think it grows in Colorado. I know what I'd be doing if it did! Would be a good way to pay for the knife addiction.
     
  4. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    The old cherry stump/chopping block out in the backyard has been growing Chicken of the Woods (sulphur shelf) mushrooms this fall. I started taking pictures when I noticed it, just to share the growth progression per day. All pictures are about 24 hours apart.

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  5. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    That's awesome!!! I had my first taste of chicken of the woods, or as my GF called it "chicken on a stump", this year. It was delicious! I wish it grew in Colorado!
     
  6. schmittie

    schmittie

    Nov 28, 2009
    They are good. :) Typically, I'll sauté and add to orzo or rice. Just to try something different, I battered, coated with seasoned flour and fried in cast iron, of course. It was great!

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  7. Heespharm

    Heespharm

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    Nov 8, 2011
    That's my go to for Brussels sprouts except it's more 30min so good


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  8. plue

    plue

    706
    Oct 3, 2012
    Super dry spring and most of summer here, second bad year for morels. I'm hoping this one coming up will be good if the snow ever goes away from endless winter.
     
  9. B Griffin

    B Griffin Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Very cool. I have had my open for COTW or a little bit. I saw a nice one last year and left it alone for a couple more days and when I went back it had been shattered and scattered by a falling tree. So next time I'll just grab it if it is anywhere near that size again.
     
  10. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Time to bump this thread back up so we can have some more foraging pictures shared.

    It's definitely morel time in Colorado. I found these a week and a half ago during a typically spring time snow storm. Biggest group of morels I've ever found.

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  11. Mish_Mike

    Mish_Mike Gold Member Gold Member

    227
    Mar 7, 2017
    Nice find!!
     
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  12. plue

    plue

    706
    Oct 3, 2012
    Took a day off last week before switching to a two week night shift, as I was inspired by Odaons photos. Snow up to my waist in places still, hiked the mountains for 8 hours and came home bagged. Another few weeks and I'll try again, both due to snow and the work.
     
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  13. VANCE

    VANCE Allen, I have an axe to grind with you. Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 13, 2006
    Odaon found these fellas and brought them to me
    @Odaon
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  14. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Let me know what you think once you try them! I'll send you some better black morels once the season gets going here, if you like them. Those ones got a bit crushed up.
     
  15. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    Damn brother, what a haul. Great knife as well
     
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  16. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I've been pretty dang busy these last few weeks, only enough time to come check in on things for a few minutes here and there. Haven't done much posting or commenting at all.

    Aside from work being crazy, June is always really busy for me, I've also been teaching foraging classes on the weekends. :thumbsup:

    Here are some pictures from the last few weeks, all black morels...

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    Also found this big ol' mule deer shed antler... it may find it's way to @allen456 at some point. :D

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  17. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Not too much longer and it will be time for cobbler and jelly.

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  18. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    Oh man! Those look tasty.

    I've been slacking on outdoor time for the past month or so. We've got a high lake trip planned for next week. There will definitely be a trip report for that! Hopefully some mushrooms and berries to share.
     
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  19. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    I get jealous every year when I see those morrels.
     
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  20. Odaon

    Odaon Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 13, 2009
    I'll send you some next spring... assuming I find some. :D
     

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