Saturday was Farmers Market day. I needed tea, but after my fungus-full bike ride on Thursday, this vendor caught my attention.
I bought a chunk of the bright orange fungus to try. It's called chicken-of-the-woods and it's supposed to taste like chicken.
Here it is, on the breakfast plate with some eggs, veggies, and a sweet potato scone. The scone was delicious. The fungus, so-so. It had a dry chewy texture like meat but no chicken flavor. I'm glad I tried it though!
Today, Sunday, I set off in a hike in a new park in Farmington, Minnesota, that I've been waiting for years to open. Actually it opened last weekend but I wanted the wilderness experience, not the grand opening hoopla experience. The park is on land that has been owned by the University of Minnesota and closed to the public for generations. I walked four miles of the trails and I'll be back to do more. (A variety of quotes are painted on a walkway from the parking area.)
The old growth trees were the highlight of the day for me.
Some nice views of Vermilion Lake
And on the way home, skeins of Canada geese honking across the sky, flying south for the winter. We had our first frost last night, so if you are a goose, it is time to go.