25 May 2011

Random things from the Hill

I feel like things are starting to become a blur. I've hardly caught my breath with how busy I have been and how much I'm trying to get done at Sycamore Hill. We have the garden in and much weeding is in our future. We landscaped the west and north sides of the house (when we moved in there was some overgrown prickly landscaping on the south side in about 12" of sparkly quartz stone and that was it).



We found scads of mushrooms here this year. 80 around one tree in our yard alone. We also found trespassers on our property while we were looking for the tasty little morsels. After three batches I had had my fill until next year.



This past weekend we acted on a rather good idea I had earlier in the week, if I do say so myself. We have a basketball rim that was intended to go up in the barn but the floor is too uneven so I planned to put it on the garage-but there is no concrete there....yet. So when I was mowing the path to the lower level of the barn it dawned on me that there was a heck of a lot of concrete out there. So with shovels and scrapers my son and I uncovered many more square feet of concrete that has become his basketball court and I put up the rim on the barn. Where else would you put a basketball hoop in Hoosierland?

5 comments:

jeff said...

I haven't had a good Indiana mushroom in years. My mouth is watering.

hoosier reborn said...

Well, looks like you'll have to make a trip back to Indiana the first of May next year...because we had plenty to go around.

PNW Hoosier said...

You need to find a local farmer's market and sell them. Last weekend, a local stand had morel mushrooms at $30/lb.

hoosier reborn said...

If it is a bumper crop next year, I think that's a good idea. I don't think we could have eaten any more.

PNW Hoosier said...

If it is a bumper crop next year, you could always express mail some to WA