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Take some time to explore - we have forum discussions about gourd growing, crafting, products and embellishments, how to use this website, and much more.  Our event section features upcoming festivals and our photo section has thousands of gourd art photographs!  Drop by the chat section for quick answers to gourd questions and friendly gourd and off-topic conversations.  OUR SITE IS NON-COMMERCIAL.  PLEASE NO BUYING/SELLING/ADVERTISING. 


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Can gourds be too old to use?  Is 2-3 years Old?See More
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"Thanks so much Amy....!"
Amy Gelley commented on massimo leotardi's photo


"Thanks for taking the time to respond.  Great info and love your work!"
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KSchmad-May Challenge

"I really like your red tea set!  Cute idea."
massimo leotardi commented on massimo leotardi's photo


"Hi Amy, nothing sophisticated, just an every day ball point ink pen. Thanks for your comments."
April Boyd commented on Jana Ward's photo

Dragons Fly A

"Funny what appeals to each of us. Your carving is beautiful but the simple yet elegant use of the string of turquoise is beautiful., just sets it off wonderfully."
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Jim & Judy Jones replied to Oz - Admin #2's discussion READ THIS BEFORE POSTING
"Hi Oz, I want to post to general questions about the fading of wood burned gourds, I can not figure out how to do it.  Can you please let me know how.  I have searched in all categories and have no answer. thank you, Judy"


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