We’ve had a fabulous summer here in Ireland – warm temperatures mostly between 22 and 26 degrees Celsuis and not much rain. In fact, rain kept missing us here and we got to the stage that we were looking out for it. 36 hours of rain last weekend on warm soil meant that we have a couple of fields with scores and scores of mushrooms.
I had to go to Athy and Portlaoise this morning and given the plethora of mushrooms in Wade’s field, the children went out with Brian when he was putting the cows out after milking. The grass was quite long, cows just going on it to graze. It wasn’t just a field of dreams but a field of mushrooms!
It wasn’t long before the 20 kg bucket was half full. We didn’t weigh them but there was a lot of mushrooms!
In they went for a breakfast of mushrooms and fried eggs. We had mushroom soup for lunch and we’re having mushrooms for supper too! Nothing tastes as nice as fresh field mushrooms.