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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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Sandy Schneider commented on Kay Howey Hickman's photo

My inked gourd

"Super nice!"
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Rhonda Kesner replied to Rhonda Kesner's discussion Allergies?
"Hi Christine,  Yes, I think the culprit was poison ivy.  I found several patches of it around outside. (we live on 6 acres, so it's inevitable.  I've managed to have two summer's now with little to no itching. Weed…"
Christine Pace replied to Rhonda Kesner's discussion Allergies?
"Hi Rhonda - I am wondering how your rash is now, almost 3 tear's after this post.  Did you ever find out what was causing this?  Thanks!"
Sandy Schneider commented on Bobby Sizemore's photo
Brenda Jamison commented on Leslie Hargrove's photo


"Very pretty!"
Brenda Jamison commented on Leslie Hargrove's photo
Darla Hines commented on Bobby Sizemore's photo
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Darla Hines commented on Leslie Hargrove's photo


"Your bird is great! Very nice over all design."
Barbara Van Vleck commented on Leslie Hargrove's photo

2016 OC Fair Blue Ribbon & Judges Award Winner!

"Wow, congratulations!  Beautiful!"
Helen Child commented on Nancy J Overmyer's photo


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