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Signs of fall

It always feels like a weather switch is toggled over on September first. Mornings and evenings are cooler, if not downright cold feeling. There are a few leaves here and there that are turning colors and fluttering down from the trees. There is just a different feeling in the air - as if nature has given its all for the last several months and it is ready to start relaxing as well.

A sure sign of fall on a mushroom farm is when the Nameko start growing!

I don't think of Lion's mane as especially growing in the fall (we do pick them on and off throughout the season) but a lot of them are coming on right now. So they must like the slightly cooler weather!