Thursday, January 15, 2009

Angie's Gourd Bowls



Angie at Children in the Corn made these AWESOME gourd bowls and I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this tutorial! She guest posted at Women Not Dabling. Check out her post here. I couldn't resist and had to share this with the world and I wanted it in my archives as well so I could easily refer to it the fall. I CANNOT wait to grow and make these along with some of the birdhouses she made. What great Christmas presents!

MM has been doing some research on meat bunnies and he would like to get some in the spring. Here is a video we found tonight on how to butcher them if your interested in watching, much easier then butchering chickens.


It has been REAL cold in Maine and is suppose to drop to 40 below zero up in Aroostook County tonight...glad I am a ways from there!

13 comments:

-Jen said...

I went to a gourd festival once that we have close to here and it's amazing what some people can do with one.
By the way, I have something I want to share with you, come check it out.

Patrice Farmer said...

I was actually looking at gourd seeds today thinking about those bowls...amazing and beautiful.

coastrat said...

Where ever you are tonight, take care and stay warm!

Beautiful bowls!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

wow, how neat!

YD said...

I saw those yesterday, very nice bowls. Unfortunately I'm not good and have no patience in doing that stuff. I have however been looking into planting gourd for luffa. Trying to figure out if I really have space for the plants.
Stay warm!

Ed said...

Cool, my mom makes Bluebird nests out of them.

Danielle said...

I've given you an award. You can find it over at my blog.

Freak Magnet said...

Those bowls are way cool! Love 'em!
~Tracy

Lynnie said...

One of my daughters has a huge gourd that she picked out when we visited a farm on vacation. One day she was dancing with it and it fell and broke. She was devastated, but we did manage to pull out all the seeds. We told her we'd plant "Emmy's" family this spring and then we glued "Emmy" back together. I hope the seeds aren't too dry. I, too, would LOVE to paint them as bowls like Angie did. What fantastic gifts!

Queenie said...

Do you know if the gourds take well to wood-burning? I was thinking of trying it...

citygirl said...

Cool bowls! And by the way...thanks for your help at work the other day! Much appreciated!

Is your regular email working yet?

Country Girl said...

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS AS ALWAYS. I CANNOT TAKE CREDIT FOR THIS CREATIVENESS THOUGH...THANKS TO ANGIE SHE IS A SMART LADY.

JEN YOU ARE RIGHT PEOPLE TO GET REAL CREATIVE WITH GOURDS.

PF, I'VE BEEN DROOLING OVER THE SEED CATALOGS TOO.

CR & SPF, THANKS....WISH I COULD TAKE CREDIT.

YD, I AM INTERESTED IN THAT TOO.

ED, THAT IS A GOOD IDEA!

DANIELLE & FM, THANKS!

LYNNIE, THAT IS TOO BAD. HOPEFULLY THEY WILL SPROUT COME FALL.

Q, I AM NOT SURE BUT THAT IS NOT A BAD IDEA. I USE TO HAVE A WOOD BURNER LONG AGO ALTHOUGH I WAS NOT VERY SKILLED AT IT.

CG, YOUR WELCOME...ANYTIME. WE ACCESS LOTS OF THOSE IN IR & AT THE CA CENTER. YES, MY E-MAIL IS WORKING NOW.

farm mom said...

Thanks fo sharing this Kim! And yes, woodburning tools can be used on gourds, wonderfully!!