Fall is not just a time for harvesting pumpkins, corn, squash, fall crop raspberries and our very abundant broccoli. After the recent rains, a bumper crop of these beauties were found springing up all through the woods. And while you should NEVER eat a mushroom in the wild without an expert and parental supervision and consent, I will tell you that Giant puffball mushrooms are heavenly eating - especially fried up in lots of butter and garlic and eaten with toast. Giant puffballs can grow bigger than a basketball and look like spongy Wonder Bread on the inside - that is, before they turn into a brown sac full of spores. The one on the left "busted its seams" and split, but, as you can see in the other photos, they are typically nice and round.
Follow the antics of the Science room chicks and their offspring as they hang out on Maggie's Farm. During the summer, we grow vegetables and raspberries that are sold to Madison's restaurants.