We had an amazing time at the farm last weekend. The first annual Woodland Jewel Log Jam was all that a work party should be. Good folks doing hard work, hanging out and being real with each other. Hearty food and drink followed, and we were able to drill and inoculate 75 oak logs with shiitake spawn.
The logs are all 4″-6″ in diameter, and 7/16″ holes were drilled every few inches. Shiitake sawdust spawn was then injected into those holes, and finished off with a protective coating of cheese wax. The wax keeps out bugs which are attracted to the spawn’s sweet aroma. The logs will then incubate for 8-12 months while the shiitake mycelium colonizes the wood.
Thanks to all the drillers, pluggers and waxers. See you all next year!!!