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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Pieter Building Wood Trail with Rabbit and Chipmunk Nearby

 Early March of 1996 Pieter is preparing our wood garden for the arrival of Mom & Dad the next week.
So they would not trip  or stumble over an uneven trail.
Pieter build a kind of a bat bridge.
This video has the usual clickable points built in with English text.
So best viewed on YouTube and then scroll for reading below.
At clickable 1:00 I show our Apricot blossoms, followed by the bridge over the creek.
Now Pieter can ride his wheelbarrow a lot better and he's grading the soil before adding the newly built wood trail segment.
At 3:39 I'm talking to our 'tame' wild rabbit whom I named Snuffy and also a chipmunk that I named Munky.
They both made me very happy, as Mom loved wildlife, and now she would meet them within a week!

Related link:
Plug from Extension Cord GONE... | previous post where Pieter also wore his Moonlight Mushroom farm t-shirt
Building a Bridge in Two Days | previous post by me

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Tiny Eggs Maybe from Chickadee

 Our Garden has plenty of birds and thus also birds nests.
One can come upon little surprises...
There is a US penny next to those tiny eggs for comparison.
Here Pieter held his index finger next to the eggs...

Always a joy to see lots of birds in our garden and we continue to feed them throughout winter.

Friday, September 17, 2021

UPS 2nd Day Air Delivery from Louisiana Nursery + Fight against Tuberous Roots of Greenbrier!

We  found very special trees and shrubs in Louisiana from Albert, Dalton, Ken and Belle Durio in Opelousas, Louisiana.
Louisiana Nursery 
We got the largest size available, five gallon pots, for getting a good start of an established shrub or tree.
This is where our special Magnolia Namnetense came from and our beloved Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold.
Again, I've built in clickable points with English information as we always talked to Mom & Dad to whom we mailed these videos in The Netherlands.
Their Catalog of MAGNOLIAS and OTHER GARDEN ARISTOCRATS, has been the most impressive and comprehensive one, we ever saw...
Love their quote: FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ECONOMY OF QUALITY
We sure treasure their special Magnolia (see post below) and their Golden Live Oak (see also below).
At the end of the video Pieter mentions the mean thorns on those Greenbrier, standing backwards. ←click link for seeing such a thorn.


Related links:
{Digging up Huge Indian Hawthorn and More...} | previous post where Pieter also dug up tuberous roots of Smilax (Greenbrier)
{Our Fragrant Magnolia Grandiflora 'Namnetensis Flore Pleno'} | previous post by me
{# 1111 - Our Golden Live Oak 'Quercus Virginiana Grand View Gold' changing color} | previous post by me
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