I’ve been working so hard on a few mushroom tea cup pin cushions for an order. Pretty excited to start showing them to you all! This bolete pin cushion is maybe a favourite of mine - the moss balls are so fun to felt but also drive me a little bit batty after a while!
What this? It’s oca, a South American root vegetable that can be grown in other parts of the world, including here in the Pacific Northwest. You can eat it raw or cooked. When eaten raw, it tastes kinda like a cross between radish, jicama, water chestnut and raw potato. It’s fun to try something new, yes?
Guess what? None of the plants in these photos, which I took last year,
are currently blooming. Why? Because it has been unusually chilly and rainy here in Oregon. Eugene even broke its record for the number of rainy days since Oct. 1, 2016, with 145 rainy days!