Mushroom hunting

There is no better memory that I have of growing up than of the Sunday afternoons I spent following my Dad around the woods seeking mushrooms.  As soon as church was over, lunch was eaten and had changed clothes, Dad and I were off to seek out those tasty treats.

Dad taught me alot on those long walks in the woods. It was a great father-daughter bonding time. I am my father’s daughter. I always wanted to walk in his footsteps, be like him and in general thought he walked on water!

Dad taught me where to hunt for mushrooms, what plants needed to be blooming in order to find them, and to have patience in the search.

My husband has spent quite a few hours searching these same woods with our daughters.  Last weekend he took them out after church in the pouring rain.  But the girls wanted to go. The oldest couldn’t wait to get home and start traipsing through the woods. 

They did bring home a nice stash for our supper. They were fried up and enjoyed much faster than it took to find them!


  1. Have you had lots of mushroom luck? They have been sparse in southern Indiana this year.

  2. This was the biggest find thus far. It needs to warm up after all of that rain to make them grow! My kids would go everyday looking if I’d let them. Good luck on your search!

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