Thanks everyone for coming by for Goldie's Gotcha Day.  He's still sleeping it off.  

Angus asked about the "berm" as we were getting lost in it.  I thought I would clear up some confusion. Goldie thought it was a made up word and it is normally was preceeded by !@#$%. As it "I want to chop down that whole !@#$% berm".  The definition of a landscaped berm is:

"mounds of dirt that are often erected to add visual interest to the landscape."

This is the end view of ours.

It is actually two oval "mounds" connected by a small rectangular mound so that you can actually walk into the middle of the berm. The whole thing is about 145 ft long about 50 feet in the widest part.

It looked very nice when the PM and MM moved in but it soon went crazy as the idiot landscaping previous owner had planted WAY too many things on it. He wanted it to look nice for a couple of years and knew he was leaving so he didn't care how it looked in ten years. In that space there are probably 85-100 shrubs/trees planted.

This next photo shows a poor chestnut tree, which can grow to 40 ft, planted in the middle of a bunch of willows.  It even has some chestnuts on it this year. 

This is the opening in the middle which used to be quite large. Now you can barely get in there.

The wee ones and Goldie and I love the place. It has plenty of hidey holes and secret paths.  The PM, not so much. We are enjoying while we can as the plan is to cut back all the shrubs, maybe cut down a few trees and put a clear path through it all.  I guess it will still be OK then. 

Hope this sheds some light on the matter. Goldie really has to learn to explain things more clearly. 


Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

It looks like a wonderful place to play. ~S,S, & C

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

Perfect place to play!


Marian said...

We would love to have a chipmunk sanctuary like that here at our house!! Looks like lots of fun.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie

Daisy said...

That is a lot of plants all in one spot! But it looks very fun for playing and hiding in.

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

That looks like the purrfect place to play hide and seek!!!

The Furry Kids said...

Happy tuxie Tuesday!
That berm looks like it would be super fun to play in.

One of our neighbors built a little baby berm a couple of years ago and it looks awesome now.

MaoMao said...

That looks like a way great place to play!

We Ballicai are so sorry we missed Goldie's Gotcha Day. We hope he had a wunnerful and extra speshul one!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

PB 'n J said...

Sounds like a wonderful spot to play!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Perfect spot to play and watch and hide!

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