Ive been helping my mom in the rock garden a lot. One- because I really like rocks ( as you know), and Two- because we are going to have the end of the school year party at Hush Valley! I'm really excited about that. I'm hoping we can get the rock garden ready so we can have the party down there too.
There are some areas that have water running across them, so my mom and I built a bridge to get across.
We have a lot of bamboo, so we decided to use that. There is a whole area on the riverfront trail that we call the bamboo forest. Someday I want to make a bamboo platform there so we can have picnics in the bamboo forest. There are so many different types of bamboo, and not all of the bamboo is strong. Bamboo is cut down with machetes, so one end of it is usually sharp. We have to cut that end off. We also had to find pieces that were pretty close to the same size. Then we had to get two strong boards to screw them to.
Its a foot bridge. That means its not fancy. There isn't a railing or stairs, but it will keep your feet dry.
I think it looks nice, and its on the trail to the campfire so it was necessary.
We aren't done with the campfire area yet, but I really want to get it done before the party. I think it would be cool to have a campfire. I don't think they have s'mores here, but I think it would be fun to show my friends what they are.
My teacher said that there will be pizza, games and a pinata at the party. The last day of school is Deciembre 11 (December). Then we go on our summer break until the middle of Febraro (February). That's a lot different than in Oregon. They have six more months of school still.
When I was down there, I took some more pictures of cool rocks. These rocks were all big ones along the trail to the house.
We joined a facebook page called rocks, fossils, and minerals identification. Im hoping we can figure out what some of these rocks are made of. I'm also going to bring my rock polisher back with me when we go to visit our home in Oregon.
On my way home the other day I saw a weird stick. If you look closer though you can see what it really is. Lots of creatures here have camouflage like that.
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