• advent journal: log work

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    I spent the afternoon at a Mushroom Workshop with my friends from Bountiful Backyards and I came home with a couple of shiitake logs and a few words.

    log work 

    we took oak logs
    and drilled small holes
    filled them up with
    mushroom spores and
    sealed them shut with
    beeswax so we
    could take them home
    and wait to eat
    flavorful fungi
    in a season
    some months away

    dinner tonight
    will be someone
    else’s harvest
    the waiting is
    an essential
    nothing that grows
    comes fully formed
    what’s true of ‘shrooms
    goes for mangers too



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    2 Responses to advent journal: log work

    1. December 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm

      Milton – I’ve been thoroughly enjoying your Advent posts — and really like this poem.

    2. December 13, 2010 at 4:29 am

      This is wonderful. I don’t know much about mushrooms in wood, but I do love that last bit about the manger.

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