We had a lovely sunny day on the weekend and spent most of Sunday outside. I persuaded Monkey Man to make a start on the proposed chicken corner. This involves digging up the bamboo roots. It's a shocker of a job! Eldest Monkey Boy was keen to help - especially as it entailed using a big dangerous tool. The axe! I can be a bit over-protective at times and had to bite my tongue. I think I only mentioned blood, hospital and fingerless about five times. Anyway, eldest Monkey Boy chopped up a few bamboo sticks while Littlest Monkey helped for about 5 seconds and then went to bounce on the trampoline.
Monkey Man worked for what seemed like the whole day and managed to dig up 1/3 of the area. And here's the pile of roots we made just from this section.
I think this is going to be a long process. Advice to everyone - don't ever plant non-clumping bamboo!