Bob Smith | Independent
                                Above, Patty Ghiossi of South Kitsap (left), Bob Gilby (partially hidden) and Diane Arnold of Bremerton (wearing hat) dip paintbrushes in cheese wax to seal the spawn plugs.
                                Left, After a spawn plug is tapped into the wood, food-grade cheese wax is painted over the plug to seal it and to keep out wild fungi.

Bob Smith | Independent Above, Patty Ghiossi of South Kitsap (left), Bob Gilby (partially hidden) and Diane Arnold of Bremerton (wearing hat) dip paintbrushes in cheese wax to seal the spawn plugs. Left, After a spawn plug is tapped into the wood, food-grade cheese wax is painted over the plug to seal it and to keep out wild fungi.

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