To some folks they're just a useless plant, for others, a canvass just waiting for a masterpiece. Hop on County Road 12 and head out to Lee County in Auburn and you'll find a group of Gourdheads.
Yes they take gourds, clean them out, wash them up, and make everything from birdhouses to Christmas ornaments. If you don't believe me, check out the story in our video player. They even get their gourd grove on thanks to instruments made from gourds.
For more info check out this web site or contact members of the East Alabama Gourd Sprout Society. they meet the first Sunday of each month.