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Ruthie started growing gourds 20 years ago to provide a supply for various art projects. It is a kind of art in itself to create mature, strong, well-formed gourds that can be turned into colorful display pieces. The process includes a long grow season, plenty of hot weather and water.
The drying process takes six to eight months followed by thorough cleaning. Thick-skinned, smooth, unblemished gourds are the desired end product. Ruthie carves designs on the gourd and use various dyes, stains and paint that will bring out the character that each gourd reveals by it’s own unique size, shape and texture.

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