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  • mtarin2mtarin2 Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    47 here; looking for motivation and support. Mainly motivation!! I need to continue where I left off prior to the "Rona". I managed to gain the weight that I worked so hard to lose due to "working from home". Lost all motivation during that time. It's time I get off my butt. Feeling so sluggish and no energy.
  • balanc41balanc41 Member Posts: 1,509 Member Member Posts: 1,509 Member
    Good morning all you sexy middle agers! Got my coffee in hand and working hard. Hope you all have a great day today
  • FutureFit2020FutureFit2020 Member Posts: 126 Member Member Posts: 126 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Happy Friday! Who has fun weekend plans?

    Might go try to find mushrooms tomorrow.

    Looks like the group of "fast paddlers" is heading out Sunday. Might hop on that again.

    That leaves Monday for chores or some other adventure.

    Sure seems like it was a LONG week.

    As in actually forage for them? I'm always tempted as I love mushrooms and they look tasty but pretty sure I'd accidentally kill myself :D
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    Good morning from Denmark. Have a great weekend everyone. If anyone has successfully overcome late night binging, let me know how :)
    Have you ever tried IF?
    I find it very helpful for nighttime binging.
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    balanc41 wrote: »
    Good morning all you sexy middle agers! Got my coffee in hand and working hard. Hope you all have a great day today

    Same. Coffee in hand and working (hard is debatable 😅😂).

  • annliz23annliz23 Member Posts: 1,390 Member Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    No more talk of snow we are knee deep in leaves.
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Member Posts: 36,288 Member Member Posts: 36,288 Member
    Apparently northern Ontario is getting a snow storm today. Seems early for significant snow. Luckily we're staying "warm" down where I am.

    Happy weekend everyone!!! Go do something fun
  • CallMeRuPaulCallMeRuPaul Member Posts: 146 Member Member Posts: 146 Member
    "allow myself to introduce myself!" i'm chuck-diesel and i swim, bike, run!
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,830 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,830 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Happy Friday! Who has fun weekend plans?

    Might go try to find mushrooms tomorrow.

    Looks like the group of "fast paddlers" is heading out Sunday. Might hop on that again.

    That leaves Monday for chores or some other adventure.

    Sure seems like it was a LONG week.

    As in actually forage for them? I'm always tempted as I love mushrooms and they look tasty but pretty sure I'd accidentally kill myself :D

    There are some that are really easy to identify. I focus on those I can identify 100%. Sometimes I'll find something interesting; I'll put it in a separate paper sack in my little bucket/basket to keep it away from the others until I can try to key it out. In May, you can't mistake Morels for anything else. There's one or two mushrooms that look like Chanterelles, but they are really easy to tell apart if you pay attention. Lobster mushroom is also really easy. Then there's boletes; part of there identification is easy. There's a few species I look for. Cat's tongue is easy to identify, but not really worth collecting. Oyster is fairly easy. Sparassis can't be anything else. And then there's all the rest.

    If you learn ONE or maybe two you're looking for, then you can just look for them. Check them as you pick. I carry a paint brush I cut off some of the bristles to get the dirt out before they go in the basket. Then check each one again when you get home.

    Chicken of the Woods is pretty easy. I don't find them too often. Then there's some that have poisonous look-alike species. I avoid them.

    Today would normally be the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival. First time in a decade I won't be volunteering because.... it's not happening. There's a virtual fest going on with lots of talks. I'm kind of interested, but I'm not going to sit in front of a screen all day!


    Chanterelles from last year:
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    Boletus fibrillosus(edible, but not choice)
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  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Happy Friday! Who has fun weekend plans?

    Might go try to find mushrooms tomorrow.

    Looks like the group of "fast paddlers" is heading out Sunday. Might hop on that again.

    That leaves Monday for chores or some other adventure.

    Sure seems like it was a LONG week.

    As in actually forage for them? I'm always tempted as I love mushrooms and they look tasty but pretty sure I'd accidentally kill myself :D

    There are some that are really easy to identify. I focus on those I can identify 100%. Sometimes I'll find something interesting; I'll put it in a separate paper sack in my little bucket/basket to keep it away from the others until I can try to key it out. In May, you can't mistake Morels for anything else. There's one or two mushrooms that look like Chanterelles, but they are really easy to tell apart if you pay attention. Lobster mushroom is also really easy. Then there's boletes; part of there identification is easy. There's a few species I look for. Cat's tongue is easy to identify, but not really worth collecting. Oyster is fairly easy. Sparassis can't be anything else. And then there's all the rest.

    If you learn ONE or maybe two you're looking for, then you can just look for them. Check them as you pick. I carry a paint brush I cut off some of the bristles to get the dirt out before they go in the basket. Then check each one again when you get home.

    Chicken of the Woods is pretty easy. I don't find them too often. Then there's some that have poisonous look-alike species. I avoid them.

    Today would normally be the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival. First time in a decade I won't be volunteering because.... it's not happening. There's a virtual fest going on with lots of talks. I'm kind of interested, but I'm not going to sit in front of a screen all day!


    Chanterelles from last year:
    0hq4ovlsf7ga.jpg


    Boletus fibrillosus(edible, but not choice)
    gt48d26kga6z.jpg


    So cool :)
    If I ever get lost in the woods I want it to be with you 😂🤗
  • FutureFit2020FutureFit2020 Member Posts: 126 Member Member Posts: 126 Member
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    mtaratoot wrote: »
    Happy Friday! Who has fun weekend plans?

    Might go try to find mushrooms tomorrow.

    Looks like the group of "fast paddlers" is heading out Sunday. Might hop on that again.

    That leaves Monday for chores or some other adventure.

    Sure seems like it was a LONG week.

    As in actually forage for them? I'm always tempted as I love mushrooms and they look tasty but pretty sure I'd accidentally kill myself :D

    There are some that are really easy to identify. I focus on those I can identify 100%. Sometimes I'll find something interesting; I'll put it in a separate paper sack in my little bucket/basket to keep it away from the others until I can try to key it out. In May, you can't mistake Morels for anything else. There's one or two mushrooms that look like Chanterelles, but they are really easy to tell apart if you pay attention. Lobster mushroom is also really easy. Then there's boletes; part of there identification is easy. There's a few species I look for. Cat's tongue is easy to identify, but not really worth collecting. Oyster is fairly easy. Sparassis can't be anything else. And then there's all the rest.

    If you learn ONE or maybe two you're looking for, then you can just look for them. Check them as you pick. I carry a paint brush I cut off some of the bristles to get the dirt out before they go in the basket. Then check each one again when you get home.

    Chicken of the Woods is pretty easy. I don't find them too often. Then there's some that have poisonous look-alike species. I avoid them.

    Today would normally be the Mt. Pisgah Mushroom Festival. First time in a decade I won't be volunteering because.... it's not happening. There's a virtual fest going on with lots of talks. I'm kind of interested, but I'm not going to sit in front of a screen all day!


    Chanterelles from last year:
    0hq4ovlsf7ga.jpg


    Boletus fibrillosus(edible, but not choice)
    gt48d26kga6z.jpg


    So cool :)
    If I ever get lost in the woods I want it to be with you 😂🤗

    Me too. I'd starve to death or poison myself for sure :D I've never been more adventurous than blackberries and elderflowers, and one nettle soup that went very wrong. I'm very impressed though and the mushrooms look delicious.
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    Me too. I’d be a dead woman walking if I had to depend on my own sense of wilderness skills 😂🤣
  • genetix71genetix71 Member Posts: 44 Member Member Posts: 44 Member
    85F moderate air quality, asthma in check, 2 * 1 mile run for health
  • balanc41balanc41 Member Posts: 1,509 Member Member Posts: 1,509 Member
    Ok I’m out of coffee now and I’m getting bored at work🤣🤣 time to go home yet?
  • _canadianbakin__canadianbakin_ Member Posts: 378 Member Member Posts: 378 Member
    Good afternoon :) I'm at work, hardly working though.
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    Good afternoon :) I'm at work, hardly working though.

    Same 🥰

  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
    balanc41 wrote: »
    Ok I’m out of coffee now and I’m getting bored at work🤣🤣 time to go home yet?


    You’re almost there!!🥳

  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 27,317 Member Member Posts: 27,317 Member
    @forestfreek We'd have a plane in the air and boots on the ground to come and find you. There would dogs and human trackers, we would come and find you because you're too valuable to lose. Someone in my fam damily was hunting for 2 weeks in grizzly bear country by themselves without phone service. I called out Search and Rescue, there was a plane and boots on the ground. Everything was thrown up against the wall to find them. When they found them 'they' were hunting in the woods alone and the trackers came up behind said family member... 'They' asked, who ya guys lookin' for, maybe I can help you. S & R said, 'We're lookin' for you.' OMG. [email protected] hit the fan and I've never lived it down and they told me that I was never ever to do that again under any circumstances. 'They' liked to have died from the embarrassment and I wanted to crawl in a hole.

    I sensed they were alright but everyone around me told me that's what I needed to do it. I reacted out of fear and peer pressure. I've learned to do my own thinking and to hail with the rest of it. It was the same thing this year but they made it home in one piece. We are bent on survival and live by our own deeply felt principles. 'They' said they would rather die out there doing what they enjoy than for me to send out Search and Rescue.

    Some frickity frick frick days you just can't win no matter what you do but we'd still come looking for you.



    edited October 2020
  • forestfreekforestfreek Member Posts: 5,659 Member Member Posts: 5,659 Member
  • mtaratootmtaratoot Member, Premium Posts: 5,830 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,830 Member
    Sometimes they hide under the duff just a little.

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    Sometimes they really like to hide!
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    But if you pay attention, there they are.

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