Monday, October 14, 2013
This weird looking orange thing was growing out on the grass this morning. It definitely wasn't there yesterday. I've never seen anything like it. I wasn't completely awake when I went out to tend to my chickens and my fuzzy brain was first thinking - "Tevia left a tool out", then "Who's been playing with the Nerf gun?" Before I realized what I was doing, I bent down and picked it up. Strange smell. It smelled like a really sour, stale dish cloth. Not nice. When I showed Guv'nor, he said it looked like a mushroom. Then I panicked that I'd touched and sniffed a funny mushroom. (note to self: wear gloves when picking up strange things! and don't smell them!) A little internet search revealed that it is probably a mutinus elegans stinkhorn mushroom. I agree with the stinkhorn part. Not edible but also not highly poisonous, so that put my mind to ease a little.
at 8:55 AM