I know I am late on posting this but better late than never I guess.
Here in my County it got really hot and dry thru August and into September. I got hardly any seed from my seed producing bed... they were all down and out by Sept 1.
It was completely different last year, with some good rains in Aug and Sept, I harvested over 400 berries. Not this year though.
A lot of the wild seng was yellow and down or going down by sept 1 too, with a few exceptions.
I did go on one hunt this year, and checked some hollows close to home and found a dozen or so diggers. Nothing big, just average 3 prongers for here.
Some of them had good age on them and I got me enough to eat for this next year. None to sell though. That is OK.
I did take on a project (finishing our basement) and did some fishing, which I love just as much as senging.
Got a few pics to share..
First a couple pics of some of those 3 prongs I did find. They were few and far between and the ones i did find you could tell they were rather stressed out from all the heat and dry weather.
We have a partial basement on the front side of our home.. around 500 sf.
I mostly wanted it in case a tornado came down this ridge... and we have headed down there a few times over the years during bad storms.
We finished it up nicely this fall, and bought and moved and re-finished a pool table and put it on one end.
Nice table, 8 footer, with slate imported from italy... I bought it from a lady that moved here, and mostly just wanted to get it out of her house... 350.00 (not bad).
It was a real pain to move and re-assemble, but we got it done, and had new felt put on when finished. Turned out real nice.
we got light snow this morning,snow storm coming for the weekend..yes sir Jan. and Feb. can give one cabin fever for sure..ive always enjoyed your small mouth pic.s on the the hoof and blackened on the grill......
man that sounds good TN,iam taking out some crappie for super bowl ,hope it wont be to long before we are back on the water.weather here is in the deep freeze.minus 4 for tonight.next Monday 13 below. hope this weather don't get down to you..