Well, this weekend, when we went for our hike around the Catch Meadow Cottage property, we also hunted for Lobster Mushrooms. They were everywhere on the property. In fact, not much hunting was necessary, it was hard to take a step and not find one. Although they fill the house with a strong seafood-like aroma, I will clean, chop and then dry them in my dehydrator so that we may enjoy them in our soups and stews all winter long. Black Trumpet season is rolling around very soon so I hope they are as plentiful on the land as the Lobster Mushrooms. The Black Trumpet mushrooms are my favorite!
Here are a few of the Lobster Mushrooms we found at Catch Meadow Cottage
After hiking and mushroom hunting, we added the finishing touches to the gate.
Round corbels on the posts and black iron hinges and handles complete the look!
A special thank you to Ron Gay from Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rongay58/favorites/
for use of the #1 Lobster Mushroom photo.