PNW Special Forest Products (SFPs)

dwheeler at teleport.com dwheeler at teleport.com
Sat Jan 16 15:45:38 EST 1999


In article <36A09883.2F8D349 at forestmeister.com>,
  Joseph Zorzin <redoak at forestmeister.com> wrote:
> Larry Caldwell wrote:
> >
> > In article <3699609f.0 at news.pacifier.com>, dhogaza at pacifier.com writes:
> >
> > > Not really a forest product, at least not the liberty caps with
> > > which most would be familiar.  These aren't an economically
> > > important crop, I've never met anyone who's bought them.  You
> > > just pick them.
> >
> > You are right about the liberty caps.  They grow in cow pastures, not in
> > woods.  However, there is a more potent species called psilocybe cubensis
> > that grows nicely on alder chips.

There are other Psilocybes that grow well on the same substrate. However, they
are not in the PNW.

  I haven't heard of anybody producing
> > them commercially though.
Hmmm. I think there's a reason for that. ;)
> >
> > As far as a cash crop, teenagers on the coast often make spending money
> > by picking liberty caps on weekends.  It's strictly a local business,
> > since dairy farmers get so upset about random strangers irritating their
> > cows.
> >
> > -- Larry
>
> Do the cows eat them? <G>
>
> Of course they have no brain to start with, so no reason to worry about
> brain damage. <G>
>
That's a terrible slur on those poor innocent bovines.
> Ain't nuttin dummer than cows.
Uh, you haven't been around sheep much, have you?

The only reason coyotes haven't developed a sheep call is...they don't need
one!

Daniel B. Wheeler
http://www.oregonwhitetruffles.
"I like to walk a mile in a man's shoes before criticizing him. That
way, if he gets angry, I'm a mile away. And he's barefoot."

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