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photoblog image Cycling Portfolio #03

Cycling Portfolio #03

I found this bamboo farm at the edge of a small village about 7 km from our house.

 

Giant Bamboo is a Grass, and can reach heights of 10 meters or more. The strong, strait canes are used for scaffolding, fencing, roofing, and for making very long ladders  and furniture. The young shoots are also eaten, especially in curries.

 

We have Giant Bamboo in our farm. I decided to use it for framing a shade house I am constructing in our Veggi Garden. I thought it would be easy to work with, but have discovered this is not so, and am developing increased appreciation for the Craft Skills of Na's Dad when he uses this material in creation of traditional fish traps.

 

Cycling Portfolio #03

I found this bamboo farm at the edge of a small village about 7 km from our house.

 

Giant Bamboo is a Grass, and can reach heights of 10 meters or more. The strong, strait canes are used for scaffolding, fencing, roofing, and for making very long ladders  and furniture. The young shoots are also eaten, especially in curries.

 

We have Giant Bamboo in our farm. I decided to use it for framing a shade house I am constructing in our Veggi Garden. I thought it would be easy to work with, but have discovered this is not so, and am developing increased appreciation for the Craft Skills of Na's Dad when he uses this material in creation of traditional fish traps.

 

comments (12)

excellent shots, Ray. i like the fresh looking young leaves.
Ray: The bamboo is hardy stuff, Ayush, and can grow even then water is scarce.
Bamboo is wonderful material!
Ray: This is so, KK.
Ah ! Bamboo! I learned a hard lesson about Bamboo in my ( past ) garden, never plant it outside a pot ! Its a nightmare. Good looking bike Ray.
Ray: Ha Ha...bamboo likes to dominate its space, Frank.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2020, 06:34
I suppose bamboo is one of nature's natural building materials, but only if you know what you're doing with the stuff
Ray: Na's Da has special tools for working bamboo, Chris, and I am not yet competent at using them.
What you are describing, Ray, is something that is so incredibly versatile, it blows the mind. I'm thinking now of such movies like "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" where you see people high up in their bamboo forest fight.
Ray: Oh...a wonderful scene in that extraordinary movie, Ginnie.
On parle de plus en plus du Bambou par chez nous aussi comme matériau très utile !
Ray: Le bambou géant est attrayant et très utile ... et il est renouvelable, Claudine.
Part of the skill is making it look easy. Now you know the truth!
Ray: Na's Da has special tools, and he knows have to use them well, Bill. I am a novice who may have bitten off more than he can chew! smile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 26 Feb 2020, 08:15
Very interesting and funny to think of bamboo as being farmed. The plant sounds very versatile.
Ray: Giant Bamboo is beautiful stuff, Chad.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 26 Feb 2020, 10:13
Sit down and be trained by Na's dad. Living in a land with no bamboo to speak of, I have no skills, but know that dried bamboo can be very hard.
Ray: What! Admit incompetence to On's Father-in-law? Strewth! smile
I like the pictures Ray, sounds as if Na's Dad makes a good tutor.
Ray: I have asked Na to instruct her family to let me struggle with the problems alone for a few days. ..This way I get to retrain my brain. If I cannot do the job after a few days then I will seek assistance.
I suppose years of working with it teaches you all the tricks.
Ray: I think this is so, Care. Also, I have found that Na's Dad has special tools, which I do not know howe to use. There is a good chance I will lose some body parts! But...I do like a challenge. smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Feb 2020, 19:03
I imagine it must be very tough to work with, Ray?
Ray: It is harder than most hardwood, Lisl, and I have lost many cools skills. However, here is an opportunity to learn/relearn! smile

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