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Today I made a sign for my backyard, specifically for a trail that produces a ton of garden giants (aka wine cap or king stopharia) mushrooms. Two years ago I inoculated aspen mulch with king stropharia spent spawn blocks and this trail has been very productive. My family and I fondly call this trail 'Shroom Alley and we harvest from it often.

I used wood that use to be shelving in my neighbor's garage, hemp twine, linseed oil, and a woodburner. I should have anticipated that the knot in the wood might make the sign hard to read so I'll have to look out for that better next  time. Regardless, I love the sign and now my family wants to put signs up every where. How fun! =)

I made a post about this specifically for Community badge bit "Brand a Location"
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How fun!  So I've always called mushrooms that I eat shrooms just for fun, but when my much-younger brother that I was helping rear told his 1st grade teacher that his sister loves eating shrooms we had to have a little talk about using slang words at school.  I said "its best to call them their whole name mushrooms at school" and he was like "why?" in kind of a whingy little kid voice.  And I was like "because some people might not understand what you're talking about".

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He's a grown up now, aged 22, still calls them shrooms with me, and oddly enough still doesn't like the taste of them haha.
 
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I sold a few lbs of mushroom to a colleague at work and he venmo'd me with the title "shrooms" -- the next day he realized that it was a bad idea to do that.... oy. Meanwhile the guy that I bought the spent spawn blocks from kindly asked me to title the electronic payment "compost". It's unfortunate that everyone is afraid of how they use words.

Some mushrooms are more desirable than others, I wonder if your brother has found one that he does like.
 
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Howdy,

I call edible mushrooms, "mushrooms".

In some circles when you say "shrooms" it may mean that to be the psychedelic, hallucinogenic, types.
 
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