I grew some Birdhouse Gourds one summer then stashed them away in the back of my garage to dry.
That was TWO YEARS ago.
I simply forgot about them!
That's what happens when you have five kids and a full time job.
The boys stumbled upon them today.
They were covered in mold,
but I still thought they were pretty, so I went to work on them.
After a light sanding, I shook the heck out of them to loosen the seeds inside and cut a hole in the front with a sharp kitchen knife.
The seeds came right out
(and after two years of drying they should, right?)
And after a quick spray with shellac to seal them,
they were ready to hang.
And a whole ton of seeds to plant again this summer.
Hopefully it won't take me two years to process the gourds!