port angeles

Spreading the good word of myco-salvation...


Sweet dreams!

I am just popping in to say hi, and keep within my daily check in goal. I am super  excited for tomorrow to share all the amazing ways we can, and already do use fungi on our table, in our medicine cabinet, for building houses, and making leather etc... 

Now for rest so I am bright eyed and bushy tailed for the event tomorrow.

Come on down to the pier in Port Angeles, and nerd out with all the amazing local businesses using science to make our world a better place, the event is happening from 10am-4pm!


Lily the mycopirate momma

Business & Scalability


Today I got to meet the wonderful team of five business students helping out from Western Washington’s Business School extension in Poulsbo. It was another beautiful spring day and we got to sit around the picnic table in the sunshine and talk. 


It was so wonderful! I feel confident in having responses for their hour plus of questions, in regards to the business, and already got some great ideas in moving forward. I can’t wait to see what they come up with and am filled with gratitude for their help with the stuff that makes my head spin, they are looking at things from a different angle and I’m excited to learn more from them for the highest level of success. 

Then we adjourned to lunch of soup, sandwiches and salad at a local favorite: Togas soup house.  

In other news I’ve had a design for a sustainable micro mushroom farm inside a diesel bus for a while now. From driving on recycled veggie oil and being powered by solar, etc... the more I think about it the more I think it is the right step forward. It’s a step I can take sooner than later and it increases my farm size by almost 700%. Have wheels allows me to be both urban and rural, teach classes and get my lab solidified ASAP, all motivating qualities.

It would be a bigger space to fill up until I can grow into my ideal community commercial space, plus it fulfills my gypsy blood’s desire for travel...

So my loves, is where I’m at now. Still growing mushrooms, filling up the greenhouse I have until I get that bigger space, be it with wheels or stationary, either way I’m ready for some more growth.  


~MycoPirate Mommasita  

Too busy


Such a full day! From market where I couldn’t weigh them out fast enough to keep up with sales to cleaning up the farmstead for reboot... to starting a wine cap/straphoria bed, prepping my next batch of spawn, starting turkey tail tincture, cooking delicious dinner from the local goods my home is overflowing with, and finishing up with dancing.

I’m so grateful for for this amazing community, the people in my life, and the joy that this work continues to bring me. 



This week I have been so frustrated by a late check from my other job, followed by a gross act of lack of respect, and it really struck me deep, but after working through (quite literally) it by working on what I love, I am grateful. It is the kick in the pants I need to really get this show rolling.

I am definitely not perfect at this, yet I still manage to have fun even when things are falling apart. So onwards and upwards. Getting closer to puhpowee (the force which causes a mushroom to push up from the earth over night).


~Lily, the fungal farming momma