Battle of the Bamboo

We have discovered that yard work is a great way to spend time together, and fortunately our yard provides ample opportunity for quality time. The owner of the house naively planted running bamboo as a hedge, which should be named runs-rampant-bamboo-that-you-will-curse-forever. Seriously, the stuff never stops growing or spreading. At it’s peak in the summer it grows at least six inches a day, which means we spend a lot of time taming the mass of green that leads to our front door.