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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gourds, Lots of Gourds!

We are trying to get the garden put to bed for winter. Since we are finally having fall like temperatures, it seemed like it was finally time to harvest gourds. We waded in yesterday and harvested gourds, and pulled out vines. Here is a few shots of the many, many gourds we picked.



Both together
 The brown, crunchy looking ones are the Luffa gourds.

All dry now and ready to use.
Do I have any clue about what I am going to do with all of those gourds? Nope not a single clue. Some of them still need to dry but others are ready to be scrubbed and painted and the luffa's need to have that brown skin taken off and left in the sun to finish drying. Oh and now the seeds need to be shaken out.

I finished my last rug, It is dark today so I am going to post a picture with the flash. I really think it looks like a fall rug.

At least today is a beautiful fall day. With clouds!

Have a wonderful day,

" I don't know when I'll be back.
But back I will be."
---Dominic, William Steig, 1972


  1. You're right, that's a lot of gourds. I grew some luffa gourds many years ago and didn't even do anything with them. I was just curious if I could grow them. lol.
    I'm sure you'll find plenty of ideas on Pinterest. I can't wait yo see what you come up with.

    You are hooking like a hooker on fire. It takes me months if not years to hook a rug, lol.
    It sure looks lovely and the colors are suitable for Fall.
    Have a great week Kim,

  2. i'm laughing at your gourd-a-palooza! :)

  3. I was going to ask you what you were going to do with all of them. But then I kept reading and you don't know either. Lol

  4. Love Love Love that rug..Are you going to put it in your etsy shop?
    Can't wait to see what you do with all those grouds…..

  5. That's a lot of gourds! The rug looks great.

  6. It was a sunny day here, today. That's a LOT of gourds! Have fun with them. xo

  7. Kim what a lovely rug, I agree it looks very fall like in it's colors...Look at all your gourds, I can see many projects in your future!

  8. So happy you are finally having some fall weather.
    Now that's a LOT of gourds.
    Hugs :)

  9. Do you know how to make soap? You can make soap and fill the luffa gourds and then slice them. It makes a wonderful bath accompaniment.

  10. The rug is beautiful.

    Not one gourd seed came up for me this year. I did buy two green gourds and hope those seeds will work for next year.

  11. love the gourds, but before you said it I was wondering, "what is she going to do with them all?" send me some seeds (wink, wink)
    so good seeing your post,
    have a great week!

  12. That is such a pretty rug, and it looks really great hanging on your wall! I can't believe how many gourds you got. That is just insane. I guess they're trying to make up for the pumpkins.

  13. That's a gourd "explosion"....love that rug!!

  14. What a wonderful gourd harvest!!!
    You will be all set to make some beautiful things with your gourds.

    Love the rug! It turned out so pretty!!
    You will sell it fast, I'm sure.

    Smiles :)



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