Monday, February 23, 2009

The Old Bamboo

Yes it has been quiet here today. A good part of the day was spent harvesting bamboo. I learned early today that the stand of bamboo on the historic Bulloch Hall property was going to be leveled in the name of progress this week. It is an ancient stand of giant bamboo and many of the "trees" are 4" across and 50 or 60 feet high. I need bamboo in the garden for beans to climb on and for cuke and melon support. I don't need the big stuff but the smaller stuff makes perfect garden poles. I don't know of anything stronger than bamboo pound for pound. So anyway that's where I have been all day and my aching body will testify to that. There is still a mountain for the bull dozer to chew on but I have my load.

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