Lots of them… like 5 grocery bags full between two of us. Urban drive by mushrooming. Who’s gonna help me eat them?
Maitake the mushroom, growing only at the base of oak trees (although it can be cultivated on other media):
Maitake the cat, found anywhere in the house, but especially at her food bowl or her window perch:
Chocolate… doesn’t mix well with either maitake or Maitake (she’d rather have fresh tuna anyhow), but tastes great to us, especially this time of year:
Keep your feline friends in the house this week if at all possible. Maitake has not been out of the house since I found her in the woods when I was searching for maitake the mushroom. She would not wear a leash as a kitten and would not last 10 minutes outside on her own in this urban environment. She gets a lot of pampering indoors, including a window perch and a bird feeder that attracts cat entertainment. The good thing about setting up a bird feeder as entertainment for cats is you don’t drive yourself nuts trying to keep squirrels away from the feeder. It’s all kitty amusement.