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Jim Martin commented on Jim Martin's photo

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"It is hard to find the gourds under all those leaves.  I can find eggs and spinners along the edge of the plants but the cannon balls, cheese and Lump In Necks are hard to spot. "
18 minutes ago
Darla Hines commented on Jim Martin's photo

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"Wow, you must have a really good crop this year. We haven't had any rain and I don't have a way to water my patch yet but a few of the plants are still hanging on. We won't have a frost for a couple months. "
3 hours ago
Hellen Martin commented on Jim Martin's photo

Giant Canteens

"nice ones!!!"
7 hours ago
Marta Viana commented on Susan Cowan's album

Marbled gourds and bowls

"Love the staining! Beautiful work."
19 hours ago
Marta Viana commented on Marta Viana's photo


"Hi Julia! Sorry I am late. I live in Daphne I already tried to enter the festival but I do not have enough made. Maybe next year I will try again."
19 hours ago
Jim Martin posted photos
Darla Hines commented on Ray Conser's photo


"Thought this was an ornament at 1st. I can see from the bushes I was wrong plus your comments:-) Nice bird house! The cats will like the 2 in one meal plan....fish and bird in one location:-) Nice job!"
Darla Hines commented on Helen Child's photo
Susan Cowan commented on Susan Cowan's album

Marbled gourds and bowls

"Hi Nancy, same address: soozcow@aol.com ...  write me!"
Nancy Walsh commented on Susan Cowan's album

Marbled gourds and bowls

"Susan, is your email address still the same as it was Sept. 20, 2013?  I would like to contact you about this technique."
Nancy Walsh commented on Cathy West's photo


"Love the musical notes in the background."
Gerry Hemmer replied to Gerry Hemmer's discussion Ron Swank's thunder drum membrane
"Thank you!!! I was thinking it was the other way around. Sure glad I ask!"


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October 2015


Using this Website Questions

How to use the Gourd Enthusiasts site. This is the place to ask!

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General Questions

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Gourding Techniques and Tips

Carving, Weaving, Painting - anything about "How-to"!

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Embellishments and Products

Anything related to products and supplies for embellishing your gourd art.

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Paints, Dyes and Finishes

Paints, sprays, dyes, inks - anything for coloring or finishing a gourd.

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Shows, Selling, Photographing and Displaying Gourds

Questions and Answers - booths, shows, galleries, displays and more.

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Tools and Safety

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This is the place to post notices of teaching opportunities, applications, contest information or other general news (not events - those go in the events area).

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Growing Gourds and related questions

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