In the Bamboo Forest

Today we visited a bamboo forest- well about an acre or so of the stuff, courtesy of a Craigslist ad to come and cut and haul it off for free. It was late in the day when we finally got the call back with information but we headed over anyway. The boys were really looking forward to cutting and sawing the stalks down.

 So armed with a chain saw (for Paul), 3 hand saws and 3 pairs of clippers we headed in. They got right to work.

They sawed down the biggest ones they could find. And tried to help drag them out. And loaded up the trailer.

Annika was past tired, getting hungry and scared of the chain saw. But she managed to have some fun too.

 All in all it was a pretty good afternoon.We got a trailer full of 12ft + stalks and a few shorter ones.  Paul might take the boys back next week and get some more.  Can't beat free building materials!

And now I am off to research DIY bamboo fence ideas.

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  1. What a great find! And what an adventure to go wandering through the bamboo! Can't wait to see what you come up with...

  2. Did you get stuck with the hand clippers? :) That's always my luck...the kids get the better tools for the job so they don't complain as much. Then, I break my hands trying to make do. ;)