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Monterey Park, CA

June 14, 2010
11:35 AM

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Wow! I am so excited about anything connected to hardshell gourd crafting. I saw a gourd at an
international arts/crafts store and I wanted it so much (not to buy it, but to grow one). It was a huge
crafted gourd from Kenya, Africa. I shook it and heard the sound of a few seeds. I planted those
seeds which produced a 16" diameter gourd with a moderate up-sweep about 7" above the round
surface. I let it dry for a year till it got all moldy and ugly; then soaked it underwater for two days.
It was not very difficult to scrub the gooey mess off with a copper "chore girl". What amazing patterns
and swirls were made by the growth of the mold. After cleaning out the inside, I stained it with strong
coffee, then sprayed it with a satin finish polyurethane. By the way, the best, thickest walled gourds
come from the Welburn Gourd Farm in Fallbrook, CA. Look them up on the internet for good deals.

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