|such a pretty gourd will dry to be green|
|A gourd transformed|
|I did not mean to get her behind|
|Picked too early|
Some gourds are displayed free-range
I have to go to the doctor today to see the results of the shoulder MRI. Before that, I am teaching Charlie to can. This should be fun. NOT. I am taking all my canning equipment less jars, flats, and rings to his house.
This year's crop of gourds are still lying in the fields. The dried gourds here are from last year. The green apple gourds that are on the table may never dry. They may rot. Drying on the vine gives gourds the best chance of drying instead of rotting.
Displayed were snake gourds, birdhouse gourds, long neck gourds, apple gourds, strawberry gourds, and egg gourds and more that I cannot remember. Plus, tiny gourds only about 1.5 or 2 inches were for sale. Vendors make earrings from those.
Saturday, I did not go inside the civic center where all the pretty things were. It costs $3, money I was not willing to part with. Besides, I was exhausted because I went to a yard sale at Sportsman's Lake Park. I may have spent $3 there, but walked too much. Even Tuesday night, I can feel the effects. But, it was worth the pain.
Next post, I will show you the gourd I bought in lieu of going inside.
I have been to the inside part of the festival many times, and I know what I missed--lots.
Have you ever raised gourds? Have you ever attended a gourd festival? Do you buy gourds?