A small group gathered … and it was raining … but we had lots of fun!

We ended up inoculating and sharing about 75 Red Oak and Red Maple logs.

A couple weeks earlier Forest and I were gathering, delivering and unloading logs we collected in the woods with his ancient Land Rover.

gathering logs

Setting up the inoculation assembly lines before it started raining.

setting up

We only needed one inoculation line today.

assembly line in rain

Drilling holes in a diamond pattern in a log.

drilling holes

Inoculating logs with spawn, a mixture of sawdust and Shiitake mycelium.


Moving a finished log after covering the hole filled with spawn with melted cheese wax.

moving finished log