Guadua

We had our weekly clearing this morning after breakfast. The questions today were “What would your life be for if money was no object,” and “What do you love about your mother.” We had some good answers and encourage anyone to consider their own responses to these questions.

After our clearing, we gathered up our gear and went to work on a grove of Guadua. We trimmed all the lower branches and thorns we could reach, and then marked the 2008 and 2009 culms with paint. We recently spoke to the owner of a bamboo farm on the Big Island, who thinks that Guadua is best for construction when harvested after four years of growth rather than three. We may wait a bit longer to harvest this batch for sale.

All photos © 2010 Dan Bloch

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