This year during our Summer Celebration festivities on July 7th we will be having a gourd race. Purchase a numbered gourd for $5.00 and cheer on your gourd as hundreds race (or float) down the Conodoguinet Creek! The first gourd to reach our pump house will receive a grand prize How To Get Ex Girlfriend Back Be Different of $100 and a one-of-a-kind gourd. Proceeds benefit Big Spring Area Food Bank. Please note that you are purchasing the number, not the actual gourd. We will choose a lucky number for you. Not able to attend? No problem! Purchase the number now, and we will call the winner! Purchase a number here.
Along with the Gourd Race during our Summer Celebration, we are holding VIRTUAL Facebook gourd race!! This week, we are asking you to vote for the gourd you think will win the race. Everyone that chooses the winning number will win a gourd prize.
Here are all the details:
This is a Facebook contest, so please visit our Facebook page to enter! http://www.facebook.com/mbgourds
Click on the “Gourd Race” link under our profile picture!
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Although Summer is just heating up, we are busy at the farm producing our Fall Gourds!
Here are some behind-the-scenes photos of Fall Gourds in production:
Look for a video of our crafters at work behind the scenes coming soon!
In a recent post we explained how to create your very own butterfly gourd house with our raw, cleaned gourds. (We also have finished gourd butterfly houses for sale onlineand in our retail store.) Now that your butterfly house is hanging in the garden, it’s time to attract some beautiful butterflies!
Butterflies will use your gourd home as a way to stay safe from harmful animals, insects and inclement weather. One way to attract butterflies is to color your gourd with bright colors! Butterflies are particularly attracted to yellow, purple, red and pink. Our finished butterfly houses are colored this way to attract these beauties.
Placing your gourd in a sunny area with lots of flowers will also help to bring these lovely insects around your home. Here is a list of flowers that naturally attract butterflies!
Provide a source of water. Pour water on flat rocks or on stone walkways and place your butterfly house near this moisture. This encourages them to investigate and eventually use the house as shelter.
For more tips visit ehow.com here.
Welcome to June , everyone! We are so excited to be entering the summer season. We have a lot in store for you this year with coming products and events! We are splashing in with one such product – our brand new Baby Whale, which is also our June Product of the Month.
The June Product of the Month is our brand new Baby Whale Gourd
The whale is approximately 9 inches long. This Baby Whale will be a wonderful addition to your gourd collection. Use it as a beautiful summer display in your home or as a perfect addition to a beach house!! It would even be a fantastic, unique gift for those that love Nantucket island!
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This whale weathervane sits atop the Nantucket Historical Association Whaling Museum located at 15 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02254.
Since the warm weather is here and it’s time to spruce up the yard, here’s an idea for you! This would be a fun weekend project!
For this project we recommend the large bushel gourd as below:
You could also use a martin gourd if you cut the smaller part of the top off:
First, drill an opening and cut a hole in the top of your gourd. Make sure it’s large enough for the plants but small enough to withhold the structure of the gourd.
Then, to add some durability, spray the inside of your gourd with sealer. To hang the plant you can use netting, juke or any type of rope. It’s all comes down to your personal preference. Below shows what juke would look like. Also, don’t forget you can leave the gourd as its natural color or paint it any color you would like!
photo courtesy of www.thriftyfun.com
One of our Facebook fans uploaded this creative use of a gourd as a plant holder! We love it!
Thank you to Melnee for uploading this beautiful gourd to our Facebook page!