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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 1, 2010 10:14 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Here is the decorating forum.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 7, 2010 3:34 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Here is a picture of one of the BIG gourds grown by a friend...then made into a Gourd Drum by a Native American...Charlie Onehorse Hill...

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ImageRoadrunner
Feb 7, 2010 3:39 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

I like this one...made from a bottle gourd...when I stored it for the winter a mouse chewed into the top of it and ate ALL the seeds, then put pieces of dried dog food in there!!
Grumbling

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ImageEufaula
Feb 7, 2010 3:41 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Wow! Now that is beautiful! The Gourd had to be thick walled too, to support that stretched skin!
My path is never blocked, it just needs sweeping!
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 7, 2010 3:42 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

These little guys are made from the wild Buffalo Gourds...for the hats I used the tops off childrens socks.

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ImageEufaula
Feb 7, 2010 3:42 PM CST
Name: Lynn
Now that is too funny! No wonder that punkin is laughing!
My path is never blocked, it just needs sweeping!
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 7, 2010 3:43 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

Yes... I agree

How about some other's pictures on here. J
Imagemarti
Feb 11, 2010 10:13 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Roadrunner, The little gourds you call Buffalo gourds look like what we called Coyote melons in Calif. Are yours thin shelled or thick shelled?
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 11, 2010 10:34 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

They are thin...but you can tell a Coyote Melon and Buffalo gourd by their leaves...the Buffalo have leaves that stand up...sorta like sails on a boat...

The Coyote Melon has five-fingered leaves....the gourds look the same though...both are wild.

The Native Americans used to use them crushed up to put around other plants to deter insects. Rolling my eyes.
Imagemarti
Feb 12, 2010 11:52 AM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Thats funny. I've seen coyote melons that have been chewed on by squirrals and rabbits, but your right I've never seen insects around the plants. Once in Calif I found snail shells under the coyote melon plants. There were hundreds of shells. I collect some for my sister who likes shells.

Marti
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageGourd
Feb 18, 2010 12:01 PM CST
Name: Gourd
Z-7 Gourds & A Touch Of Glass Forum
What neat information about the coyote melons, I've got to pay attention to leaves now. There are some that grow in the arroyos here, now I'll check out the leaves to see which they are.

There is someone here in Las Cruces that makes Christmas ornaments with them, but I have not seen them. I think she uses the leather dyes on them.
gourdcrafty
Feb 26, 2010 3:52 PM CST
Name: Sylvia B
Pennsylvania
That drum is awesome...

I was to get some coyote melons from some one just to try them out but they never sent them to me. Love to try them here.
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 26, 2010 3:56 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

As a welcome to my Cubit I will send you both coyote melons....they may be Buffaloe Gourds though...the only difference is the leaves...and for the BIG gourd!! C-mail your name and address to me. Jo
gourdcrafty
Feb 26, 2010 4:44 PM CST
Name: Sylvia B
Pennsylvania
Wow that would be great love to try them and see what they are like. Thanks

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