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Meet Roger, Our Lead Gourd Washer

Roger “Mungo” Morrison III Esquire is a man of many talents, various interests, and curious notions. He has worked here at Meadowbrooke for thirteen years now and has been the leader of the washing department for some time. Roger was originally hired for the floating position, which suited him for a time. He eventually ended […]

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Meet Our Staff

The biography of Darren “Bruce Lee” Hartsock

Darren “Bruce Lee” Hartsock is a “Lifer.” No, I don’t mean in the correctional institution kind of way, but in the “I found the work and company I like to keep” kind of way. Darren really has been working for Meadowbrooke his entire adult life and even a little before that, when he was just […]

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All About Gourds

Gourd Craft Kits for Kids

Can you believe that it is August already? I know when my kids were younger, August was the point where they felt they had done everything that there was to do, they were sick of swimming or riding their bike and it wasn’t quite time for school to start. I heard, more than I care […]

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Fun Facts

A Day in the Life of a Gourd

Yeah, my day has finally come! I just overheard Roger, one of the washers, talking and he said he is ready for me to become a jack-o-lantern. You see, I have been sitting in a bin in the dark for about 10 years, waiting patiently in the gourd crib until someone at Meadowbrooke came up […]

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Gourd Tips

Keeping your gourds safe

As time goes by there are questions we get at Meadowbrooke Gourds on a frequent basis. One of these questions is “How do I keep my gourd safe when I am ready to put it away for the season?” Here are a few tips for keeping your gourd in great shape year after year. Each […]

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Meet Our Staff

The Story of Our Master Craftsman, Joe “Danger” Seaux

Joseph “Danger” Seaux was born thirty-some years ago in Lafayette, Louisiana, the youngest of three brothers. At the age of three, his family moved to the Carlisle area and has remained ever since, tucked into the comforting hills of the blue mountains of central Pennsylvania. After Joe graduated from high school, he was undecided as […]

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Fun Facts

How Do We Pick The Product of The Month?

One of the questions we are asked is “How do you decide what gourds to make for Product of the Month?” At that point we normally respond “the idea bank or the idea board located in our retail store.” It is at these two places, our customers provide invaluable insight as to what they are […]

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Gourd Tips

Are My Gourds Rotting?

First off I would like to thank Janice Dean from the store Front Porch Gallery in Columbus, Georgia for the pictures and for allowing me to tell everyone about a common misconception about gourds. Each year, we get a few calls or e-mails asking the same question “Are my gourds rotting? They have spots on […]

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Behind The Scenes

Key West Trip

If you have ever read anything about our company you know each year we go on a company trip. This year was no different and our wonderful (and warm) destination was Key West, Florida. Anyone living in the northeast this year can appreciate how much we were looking forward to heading to sunny Florida after […]

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Behind The Scenes

Sowing the Gourd Seeds

The circle of life on our gourd farm all starts here. We haven’t finished gathering last year’s crop from our fields and already this year’s crop is started in the greenhouse. Yes, it really does take a whole year for a gourd to be grown and dried. The flats you see will spend about two […]

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