Bamboo Teepee Meets Fibonacci
At the end of last week, the gusty winds blew over our teepee. The Man decided that I needed the help of concrete (while he was installing fence posts), and we erected one lone bamboo pole to serve as a cornerstone of sorts for the boys' future teepee. My best friend, Bear, was over, and in her great design wisdom suggested we do a Fibonacci teepee. A whuh? I hadn't heard of that concept since high school math, or was it Latin class... It involved spirals. I remember there being a golden rectangle involved as well.
The new construction is a quarter-teepee or a "teebonacci" with the poles attached around the vertical in a spiral. The angle of the teebonacci is set so that the shading will be done from morning until the early afternoon, and the vines will benefit from the sun during those times as well. This leaves two open sides, one for the entrance and one so they can spy on the street from behind the fence once the pickets are installed.
I dug up the old pathway and laid the bricks out to give them a little patio to play on. Under the old pathway, fire ants had already staked out their territory, so next on my agenda is "treating fire ants in the vegetable garden." With the garden gongs relocated to the teebonacci and branches woven through the bamboo, this hut already has some play-appeal even without the greenery.