Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Discovery

I am having a small sign made for a large tree stump as you
approach my cottage.
Mailed an image of this stump (Angel at base of stump with one wing was my mother's)
to Etsy where wonderful unusual items are made by
Jeff and Taryn in Oregon.
http://www.woolymossroots.blogspot.com

A response was soon received
where I was asked if this stump was covered with
Turkey Tail Mushrooms?

I have never heard of this mushroom
and went online to learn about them.
Seems you can make tea from them and they are beneficial to the immune system.
Using at present time in the help of curing breast cancer.
Amazon has a number of products made from this fungi
I found this interesting
since my woods are filled with this mushroom.

So
I learned something new this afternoon
but at the present time would not be comfortable brewing tea
 to drink or drying them to add to food.
Then the thought comes to mind
that since I have an immune disorder
information I read this afternoon
tells me
 that this would be beneficial
for me....

7 comments:

kerrdelune said...

We have them here, my friend, both the true Turkey Tails and the false variety, and I love taking pictures of them with their variegated colors and ruffles like petticoats.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Cate, I did not know that was their name of of their healing :)
Praying you are well soon and thank you for your comment...

the wild magnolia said...

I find this so synchronistic. you found Jeff and Taryn through me. I found them on another blog. they have so many good things for us.

and now....they are to do a sign for you, which is so exciting. and....the Turkey Tail mushrooms.

it's a small world after all.

happy happy!

Sky said...

hope you will soon tell us more about your sign!

Sky said...
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One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Sandy, yes I found them through
you and they are so talented :)
Thank you...
Sky, a simple word carved on wood
the word "Love"

madwomandancing said...

How very intriguing! And how interesting that you were asked by a stranger what kind of fungi that was. I wonder whether you might be able to definitively identify the fungi and then research how it is that you could make a tea for yourself. Sometimes I stand outside and imagine that everything I need is right there, at my feet.