SJR Vineyard: if you build it they will come

A white wall of fog suddenly appears out of black night. Sheets of rain so heavy, wipers can’t keep up. Unable to see the road, we stop in the middle of I-82 near Vanderbuilt Gap–a very dangerous situation. Worth the drive to see the famous SJR vineyard? If I get home. Continue reading SJR Vineyard: if you build it they will come

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Chanterelle inaugural

Chanterelle inaugural

And then it happens. I find my very first edible mushroom: a perfect, medium-sized white chanterelle. It’s 3:15P.M. P.S.T. I’m not sure what it feels like to find a nugget of gold. I’ve never caught a 50-lb king salmon. I can tell you what finding one of my favorite mushrooms feels like: winning Lotto. And, nature provides it. I don’t make it–merely find it. The fungus is among us. Continue reading Chanterelle inaugural