|Golden Bamboo - Phyllostachys Aurea|
Having improved rat defences, Chris (Genever) then replaced the post beneath the House for Hens - this time with oak so it should last a little longer than the last one. It was all looking so splendid that, I looked at the golden Bamboo - and thought what shame it totally obscured their house from our house. When Chris (Pugh) arrived on Saturday, I showed him all our renovations and he agreed. Now: digging out and replanting sizeable Bamboos is definitely not lightly undertaken. It was a 'fairly' big job and the bamboo was monstrously heavy! As if that wasn't bad enough, Chris then suggested that we dig out another scrubby and shorter bamboo thus revealing the much more elegant black bamboo in all its glory. That was FAR worse! It (eventually with the assistance of an iron bar) came out in 3 pieces, 2 of which were replanted and the 3rd discarded. As a result, it's all lookin' awfully smart down in the Hen Pen!!
NOW! Here's a thing!! As a result of this bamboo move around, the hens were utterly bamboozled (sorry!). Only one of them found their way into roost! The remaining 4 were completely lost and were picked up and put back in their pole house - for 3 nights!! Bear in mind: their house remained in exactly the same position. Just how amazing is that? It certainly makes you wonder about their navigation systems!!
|Operations well under way|
|Rather lost residents|