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All About Gourds

All About Gourds

April at Meadowbrooke

Well, we thought spring was coming. Saturday really felt like spring hitting temperatures in the 70s only to be slammed on Sunday with plummeting temperatures and a fierce wind that howled through the store. A few times this weekend, the front door slammed so hard from the wind, I truly thought the glass was going […]

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Hostess Gift Ideas

A very important part of the upcoming holiday season is to gather with our family and friends to celebrate and reflect on the milestones of the last year. Almost 50% of people will be invited to someone else’s house to share a meal, visit and get caught up on all that is happening in each […]

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Gourd Growing Time Lapse

In 2013, we thought it would be a really neat idea to do a video that shows how gourds grow. We know from growing gourds for so many years how gourd vines can totally take over everything in its path. The video begins in May in the greenhouse as the gourds are starting to sprout […]

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Spring Fling Event

There was an unmistakable feeling of delight in the air this morning as I wondered around the newly renovated space at Meadowbrooke Gourds. The warm hum building as people began to settle in to create their own bunnies, baskets, or eggs, precariously balancing paints and gourds in hand as they found a seat. Young and […]

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Choosing new designs

Making the decision on what products to carry for the next year can be a daunting task. Every year this is a huge undertaking that some of us here at Meadowbrooke Gourds go through. It is a task we do not take lightly but we always have fun picking and choosing from some very interesting […]

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Twenty Years and Still Smiling!

Wow! Twenty years have passed since we put this business together. In some ways, it feels like we have been crafting gourds forever. At other times, it all seems to have happened so fast. I’m still amazed that the seeds from two gourds found by accident turned into a dream that has lasted twenty years. […]

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Our New Create Your Own Craft Kits

Over a year ago we set out to bring the experience of crafting your own unique gourd creations to people in their own homes. Our create your own classes and events at Meadowbrooke have been very popular and we really wanted to expand upon that and make crafting gourds more accessible to more people. There […]

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Common Questions and Their Answers

Since folks are naturally intrigued by gourds and interested in our unique business, each day we are asked many questions. In this article, we have answered the most commonly asked questions. How do I remove a base that is stuck? Turn your gourd over and find the sanded notch where the cord is. Place a […]

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Dori’s Backyard Gourd Garden

At the beginning of summer, I noticed a small gourd plant starting to grow out of one of my grasses in my flower bed where a gourd birdhouse was hanging above. I know I hadn’t planted any gourd plants because I know how they take over everything. My flower bed had beautiful lilies, green grasses, […]

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Crafting Smiles

If you are somebody that follows Meadowbrooke you may have noticed that there have been a lot of changes over the last few years. Through our efforts to constantly improve we have pretty much reinvented almost every part of the company from the products we offer to how we make them. About two years ago […]

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