I spent four hours at the cabin yesterday evening and nosed around for more morel mushrooms. I found three tiny gray morels, hardly worth picking... but I saved them just in case I find more in the next day or two. I also found a couple of false morels as well as some half-frees, which I left in place because, to me, there isn't enough to them to be worth the effort of soaking and cooking them. Besides, I'm pretty leery of eating any mushroom except the wonderful morel. I don't need to be poisoned. I check the Missouri Morel message board daily to see what other "shroomers" are finding.
At the back of our place in the woods was this dead tree with wood chips laying on the ground around it. I couldn't help but wonder if some animal (deer?) butted against the trunk to make the chips, or did the tree simply shed little pieces of wood? Termites maybe? There are so many mysteries in the woods.
The mobile-home mover called yesterday. He's going to go ahead and remove the skirting from our home and get it all ready to travel, so if it ever stops raining long enough, all he has to do it hook onto it and bring it.