Rainy summer days
We haven’t had much going on this week because it has been raining for a week. Today is the first day that we have had some sunshine. The slugs really came out when it rained. I went out every day and cut them in two with a pair of scissors. The next day they were as thick as ever. After a week of exterminating I have manage to cut the population down some. This morning there were just a few in sight. I have also found some choice snails. We have those big French snails in our garden. The ones you can eat. GF and I both enjoy escargot so I have decided to put some on a bed of lettuce for a week and then cook them. Thanks to the internet I have found out how to prepare them. Sunday between rain showers we went mushroom hunting. Porcine mushrooms grow in the forest near our village. Mushrooming is one of the Czechs favorite pastimes. The porcine mushrooms are easy to recognize and there is no similar poisonous mushroom to confuse you. Even little children collect them. We found a few and took them to our neighbor who is the mushroom specialist in our village to confirm that they were in fact edible. This morning my son and I went out again and found a few more. They can be dried and used in soups or sauces throughout the winter. Unlike in America, any mushroom with a solid underside are edible.