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#21 bigjimmy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:09 PM


I believe that here in WA it is not legal to grow, except for a medical card holders few plants. I think the state will be granting some crony a monopoly.



6 plants legal Logs.
Recreational use.
As of 12/5/12
Hoo- fuckin'-ray!

My bro has lived in Ocean Park/L. Beach for 30+ years.
Pretty sure you guy's are neighbors (or a short drive at least!)
Hell, you may even know each other!
I choose to think you do.
That is so fucking cool.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:12 PM

Very big hearted of you to put this out there, I hope you draw some flies with that honey.

I am too far away to even come help on the weekends

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:15 PM

My bro has lived in Ocean Park/L. Beach for 30+ years.
Pretty sure you guy's are neighbors (or a short drive at least!)
Hell, you may even know each other!
I choose to think you do.
That is so fucking cool.


I lived in Ocean Park, Klipsan Beach, and Nahcotta, before I moved 30 miles inland (crow-fly) 40 years back.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:21 PM


I lived in Ocean Park, Klipsan Beach, and Nahcotta, before I moved 30 miles inland (crow-fly) 40 years back.


:teeth: That neck of the woods is the mushroom capital of the world.

And I am serious as a heart attack, too!

LOL... Of course, you know that!

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:34 PM

The only tthing that im aware of as far as sprays ect is the anti armyworm bacteria or spore of some kind to kill the tent catterpillars. Its different here I think. Yes it is state land but they auctioned off some trees to thin this particular area of large red pines.

taken from fungi perfecti
Fruiting Temperature: 65–75° F
Ideal Wood Types: piñon pine, fir, spruce
Also known as the Indian Oysters, Pleurotus pulmonarius thrives on conifer stumps and logs, especially spruces and fir; after incubating the logs may be partially buried, vertically-oriented, to conserve water during fruiting. This species enjoys warm climates, producing large, white-beige mushrooms

There will litterally be thousands of places/stumps I can innoc. I have a small native plants nursery and I also plan, when I am able to put out clumps and groups of certain native trees all over the area and see if they will fill their niche here.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

They thin around here by clearcutting 40 acres at a time in a 40 year rotation. If it's 40 years old, it is scalped. Could be a bit more enlightened back there.skid job 1-3-13 012.jpg

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

That's so sad to see...

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

What cannot be seen in that picture is the yarder tower. The diagonal brown stripe across the face of that nearly vertical slope is where the logs of the previous day were dragged, though they are supposed to be held off the ground. But no one is busting the timber company for that and it continues. There will be landslides below that the next time the Pineapple Express comes through. That is what we call the lines of Pacific storms that stretch from Hawaii to here, passing over the PNW in succession. I have seen them bring us 21 inches of rain in five days time.

That bare sandstone at the lower left in the picture lost its trees and topsoil in the second weekend of November in 2006. That was without the current clearcutting. Below all this is a very nice little creek that will suffer greatly when the land moves again.

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#29 Elliot Moondrake

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:51 PM


Around here, the timber companies (and that includes the state) spray all sorts of herbicides and fungicides. Stamets warns against eating mushrooms from toxic environments, as they can, and do, accumulate toxins.



Hey this is an interesting statement! I'm reading "Mycelium Running" now. I saw a video on myco-remediation that had oysters mycelium mats cleaning up oil-spills and they were supposed to be okay to eat! All of the hydrocarbons were rendered inert!

I suppose it really depends on the "toxin" then.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

ya testing each mushroom for each toxin would be a pain in the butt....

Great idea bud I am a friend that lives way tooo far away to help and visit or I would have helped you long ago ;)

but listing to all you talk and wanting to play some how why not like a internet co-op not really a franchise but like it
sharing ideas like we do here anyway
trading to get the stuff we need
sharing the food to make some money too or just feed
no wasting
find ways to reuse waste product cause waste products can make things grow

Sometimes it is hard to ship things threw borders too so maybe a in country trading or something if need be ...
Still help Mycotopia and our friends here
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#31 twoguysupnorth

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

Im with you wild edibles. Maybe even trade labor ect. visit ea others farms at appropriate times and if needed. :) I for one plan on a couple of rustic cabins on my place for this type of thing.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Yes omg that looks terrible. I will take pics here soon of how it is done here. only selectivly cut trees that are marked by the forest service. and they are responsible for all cleanup and damage repair. even moving/re-moving the brush after

There are clearcuts here too though but it all must go through the states hands unless private land and probably a habitat reason would call for that extreme measure. Usually these quickly turn into a mass of tiny trees and bushes. Perfect MJ growing area lol watch out for bird hunters.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:22 PM


Got the sawmill paid off today and towed 150 miles home. My lumber and sawdust will NOT come from clearcuts!



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

Congrats on getting your sawmill!

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

Thanks.

Been some long days lately.

G
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I got a pic just down our road actually. This is an example of what good tree harvesting looks like. They are carefull and responsable about any long term trails or dammage.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Congrats on getting the mill home.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:46 AM


Okay, with daylight, here the first peek at the machine, still in travel mode:

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And while I was out there in the frosty new day, here is a few frozen shiitakes from a six year old log:

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

What a beautiful place to live, Logs.

The word 'paradise' comes to mind.

I bet you knew that, huh?

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:35 PM


I put a 15 inch alder log on the mill for some practice. Here is what shook out in the way of boards, firewood slabs, and precious sawdust.



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