Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
The mushroom spores get inoculated, or injected, into logs, where they live and grow. Inoculating logs is similar to a person getting inoculated with a vaccine, but in this case, the log is being injected with spores.