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10 Ways to Use Gourds & Winter Squash

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1. Bird feeder. Small birds, such as finches and pine siskins, will appreciate the protection from predators that these bird feeders offer. They’re very cute, especially with finches and pine siskins poking their little faces out of the windows.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.


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6:30AM PDT on Aug 30, 2014

Squash is my favorite! Thank you for the article.

5:59PM PDT on Aug 28, 2014

A variety of delicious recipes featured here. I certainly like the ideas shown here of using gourds for bird feeders, lamps, a garland and other things. Gourds are fascinating and have a marvellous and natural look to them.

The snake gourd is certainly also colourful and interesting to look at along with the swan gourd and a variety of others that one will come across when looking at different types of colourful gourds.

1:24AM PDT on Jun 15, 2014

Thaks, great ideas.

12:27PM PDT on Jun 1, 2014


8:31PM PDT on Apr 21, 2014

Thank you!

6:33AM PDT on Mar 20, 2014

Thanks for sharing

10:28AM PDT on Mar 15, 2014

thank you

11:19PM PST on Mar 5, 2014

Thanks for sharing!!

2:58PM PST on Jan 27, 2014

Never heard of eating gourds.

10:42PM PST on Jan 16, 2014


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