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huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2009
12:20 PM

Post #7305332

First,Thanks tc Iam so glad to you are sharing with us,i bought my 1st finished apple gourd this summer at an heirloom tomato festival,it started right then !! Then in oct. I went to my favorite summer market,aanndd she had green apple gourds ,well,you know where this going !!! I bought 4,then I started picking her brain,did you grow these ,not this year,she said ,but I grew some last yr and they are just laying out by the greenhouse,she dropped off 4 beautiful dried apple gourds ,at my door ,no less,i have known her for ever,she lives just a few min. from me.Anyway I went back a few days later,to get pumkins and such,she had brought in all of her dried gourds,i bought more ! at $1 apeice,and i went back again,she closes down the week before Halloween and she marks everything 1/2 off,so I have 4 apple 2swan to dry,and I have 15 dried apple and caveman ? gourds .And I have been reading everything I can about drying and crafting.iam assuming now that Ive read a bit about the process,mine were most likly picked to soon so Iam expecting rot,we will see,and the amish gourd site is great Ive been there.We have been having really mild weather so Iam leaving them outside ,and its amazing how much lighter they are already.Now we need more info on the gourd Inks or dyes they use for crafting.I am sorry for being so chatty,Iam so excited about crafting gourds

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huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2009
12:24 PM

Post #7305335

Just for giggles I dried these decorative gourds last year ,Iam going to scrub them up and maybe just put a sealer on them ,They are rather thin shelled but they are cool none the less

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huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2009
12:28 PM

Post #7305340

My stash of dried gourds

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huggergirl
Columbia City, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2009
12:36 PM

Post #7305349

i wish i could dry this picture !!!

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tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2009
4:50 PM

Post #7305985

Thanks huggergirl! What a great collection you've got there! I know you'll have lots of fun crafting with all of your gourds.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

November 25, 2009
2:33 AM

Post #7307514

The gourds you have cleaned so far, you have done an excellant job with.
what a pretty fall scene. That blue spruce againest the yellow maple as a back drop just adds to the perfect picture of Fall.
Happy Thanksgiving and A good fall to you and your two cute cats.

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