How to Dry Gourds for Crafting

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Video Length: 5:28
Produced by: Bernadette Fox


In this video I explain the methods I use to dry the gourds that my family and I grow on our farm. You will be able to see our large field of gourds, gourds hanging from the trees, freshly picked gourds, the first signs of a gourd drying out, what a gourd looks like as it is drying out, and what it looks/feels/sounds like when a gourd is ready to craft with. Gourds can be dried both inside some shelter and outside under the sky and exposed to the elements. I show you what a gourd looks like in both cases and the precautions you need to take if drying inside.

Check out my gourd crafting YouTube channel for videos about growing, drying, cleaning, and crafting with gourds: http://youtube.com/bernadettegourder. Also, see my website for an in depth article all about gourds: http://bernadettesgourdcreations.blogspot.com

 

Music Credits:

"Midday Dance" by Kevin MacLeod (http://incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/faq.html

 

Seed Companies that sell gourd seed:

http://quarryfarmgourds.com/seeds/

http://www.seedman.com/Gourds.htm

http://www.burpee.com/vegetables/gourds/

http://www.harrisseeds.com/storefront/s-110-gourd-seeds.aspx

 

Online places that sell ready-dried gourds:

http://www.welburngourdfarm.com/

http://www.northerndipper.com/gourds.php

http://www.etsy.com/search?q=dried+gourds&view_type=gallery&ship_to=ZZ&page=2

http://marthasgourds.com/gourds/

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=dried+gourds

http://www.wuertzfarm.com/


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