Get Off My Back, Buddy!
Look at this poor bitties back... that dang rooster wasn't going to leave her alone. No wonder she decided to go broody.
Ok, there are so many of these peeps, I suppose it makes sense to do some community parenting. These little peeps keep going back and forth between these two ladies. Since I only put the eggs in one place I suppose they designated one for setting and the other to tend to the peeps once they have hatched... unless they divided the eggs up when I wasn't looking.
What's in a Name?
The Green Gourd
A North Carolina Folktale
C.W. Hunter ~ Tony Griego
So, this is where the name Green Gourd Creations originated. From a North Carolina Folk Tale. There are many versions and variations of this tale, however this is one of my favorites.
Now, most people think I came up with the name Green Gourd Creations because green is my favorite color (which it is) and because I "do" gourds. But to let the cat out of the bag, there is much more to it than that. Especially since I "do" much more than gourds.
Here is a brief snapshot of the book...
"One day while she was scoopin' water with her gourd dipper, she dropped it into the stream. Before she could yell 'Oh, law!' the current carried that dipper clean away."
"Now she needed a dipper awful bad. So directly she went to the gourd vine by her house"
"It was loaded with dipper gourds all green and glossy, like ornaments strung on a Christmas tree. But not a one was ripe."
Now this tale goes on to tell how this gourd begins to start a ruckus ... it comes to life and chases folks and "fumping" them on the head. She finally crosses the path of a young boy who helps her bring the chaos to a stop and does the green gourd in.
"Then the old woman waited a good spell to make herself a new gourd dipper. 'Cause she knew fer fact - Never pull a green gourd afore it's ripe, or it'll witch ye sure."
For me it was the perfect name and thus..
Green Gourd Creations
These are just a few of the items that I will be putting in my shop.
Don't be fooled... this is a hat for
an 18" doll.
My Gourd-jus Gals
The gourd gals and this cat are some of my older pieces that I had stored away. Thought it was time to dust them off and put them back out there.