Picking Out Fall Gourds


You ready for a Fall field trip? We gotta get some gourds and enjoy the scenes of fall. Jump in and take a ride with me! 



Off we go!  To a plant farm where you'll see much more than this amazing planted Chevy. It's a beautiful day and I've got some key tips to share with you about picking out fall gourds. 

But first, you've gotta see these sights...






The fall foliage is fantastic. Say that fast five times!







Oh Yes. Lots more than plants to look at. Loads of really great rusty junk...




And even older modes of transportation than the Chevy.










There's a few farm animals...












You can't ride the donkey but she loves a good ear scratching!

You can ride the straw pony after making your way through the hay bale maze. Er... that is, the kids can ride it. ;)




And last, but not least, you can pick up a few plants and gourds. Oh right...that's what we came here for.



Here are a few quick tips about picking out gourds:


  • Ideally you'll want to visit a patch where they leave gourds on the vine until, or just before, the first light frost.  
  • Add a tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of soapy water and wash the gourds to delay any mold taking hold.
  • Give 'em a natural glow with a light coat of non-glossy floor wax.
  • Pumpkin shells should be hard and shiny. If you can puncture a pumpkin shell with your fingernail it was harvested too early and is prone to rot.


You're going to laugh at what I did with these gourds! Check out Gobbler Gourds for the full scoop.




You might also like these easy Fall napkin rings.


Do you have any Fall Field Trips planned?






More Fall Field Trip Adventures:
Feels Like Fall
Picnic Tote
Nature's Hues: Early Fall

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