Congratulations, it looks like you had a great day in the woods. The roots were beautiful and I especially like how so many berry pods were full and they looked like you have no trouble at all with turkeys. It seems like almost all of your berry pods are intact. It's great to see that. I hope you have some more trips like that.
I've heard that technically we are supposed to get a little more monies for individual roots that have been naturally scarred via animal nibbles and such. I heard the root becomes more potent. Does anyone know if this is true. Because I noticed you may have one TN and I have a couple I have been holding on to.
LJ - I have not heard that, but did notice that one nice ball root had what looked like a bite taken out of it. Gives it some character.
I may keep that one and eat it my self.
I leave my seng on the screens until ready to sell, then carefully look over all them and pick out 20 or so nice ball roots with 20 years or more on them. Try to pick out the smaller older roots. I like those and it does not take much from my weight to keep those.
I will be happy to get a pound of dry... by my calculations I should have 12-13 oz now when it drys.
I was showing a pic of my large root (that big 4 prong) to a guy in my sunday school class this sunday morning... and another guy said hey I have a big farm down on the creek and I always wanted to learn how to find ginseng. Guess where I will be hunting this saturday evening ???
Worked out a 50/50 split deal with him and by the way he describes his property he has some nice woods with good timber, down on the creek, with slick rock feeder branches and some north facing hillsides.
I have that place and 3-4 more yet to hit this year so hopefully I will get that pound dry and a little more.