Over dinner last night, I was updating everyone on the status of my most recently inoculated shiitake logs when I got some unexpected reactions.
Me: So I was outside waxing my log...
Husband: Please don't say "waxing my log" ever again.
Me: Why? What do you mean?
Me: So I was outside waxing my log and I had all this extra melted wax I wanted to save but didn't know how. So I dug a little well in the ground, then I put it in the hole until it hardened.
(TeenNiece laughs hysterically, falls out of chair. Husband begins slow- clapping.)
Usually, I just get blank stares or eye-rolling when I talk about my mushrooms. I'm so glad my family is finally taking an interest in my work!!