September 30, 2005 – Gourds

Here is this year’s gourds drying down own the vine.
hanginggourds

We’ve found that the best way to dry the gourds is to leave them outside over the winter. We’ve tried bringing them in the barn or house, but they just seem to rot. So outside they will hang.
See the August 26th entry for the gourds in full spendor.
We’re working on making the gourds into useful items – the obvious one is bowls (maybe we’ll get beyond that this year!).
gourdbowl

Here’s a seasonal display using the miniature corn and gourd bowl.