Went out today and took a gamble on the rain. It poured on me early and quit around 1pm. Didn't find a ton of plants, but dug some good quality roots. It's suppose to get colder tonight. I'm gonna hit it hard the next couple of days. If you're in Tennessee or surrounding areas don't give up yet there's still a lot of green out there.
Looks like here a few weeks ago. The 3\" of rain over the last 36 hours here have beat the yellow off that were still hanging on. I'd say I'm lucky if 10% still have some green left to them. Those are generally the ones tucked into a fern or edge of a bush. So I'm to strictly planting now. Gotta try my new seeder more heavily tomorrow. 52 will be our high with a low of 36 already. Here come the falling leaves. Get it while you still can and I hope the gettings good!!!
GMC, I was very surprised at how many were still that green and with berries to boot. I'm pretty good at spotting the yellow ones laid over to. Gotta hit it hard for sure with colder temperatures coming in. Good luck with the planting!
I also went today here in eastern kentucky it came a downpour at one point I had to pull out some paracord and an emergency blanket, I found a leaning tree and made a quick shelter and used my mattock for a seat handle down. I found about 14 three prongs only a few were green. Also found about 5 pound of chicken of the woods. It was a peaceful day to be out I thought I was the only one. Nice four!!
thanks Hawk, There's still a few of us crazies out there. We can't be to picky this late in the season. A little rain never hurt anyone. I ginseng hunt in bear country and when it started to pour down the rain I hurried back to the jeep to put my gun up so it wouldn't get wet. Finished hunting the morning with just my knife, not the best feeling but black bears aren't usually aggressive. Usually that is,
It's suppose to be nice tomorrow here. The high around 60 and sunshine, doesn't get much better than that. I'm gonna make a day out of it, good luck to everyone in the final run of the season. May the ginseng gods be with you.