We have a wonderful crop of ornamental gourds this year. A warm wet summer filled a garden cart on the first day of picking.
The second day brought out the tractor bucket. The goose-neck crop was gathered. Notice the one in front -- all neck and no goose!
This further contribution yielded a couple hundred
more. We have one more day of a walk-through search for other gourds missed on the first pass. We'll then clean them up and arrange some in-house displays. A substantial number will be packaged as gifts for friends.
Other late harvest included tomatoes, beans, everbearing red raspberries, flowers for drying, and a few more gourds. We will keep gathering the late crops until a killing frost. We have some late-season spinach, basil and parsley to add to the schedule.
The studio was built by New Energy Works (Timberframers, Housewrights & Joiners) as an addition to the west end of our existing house. The timberframe structure is 23 x 33' and was built using reclaimed douglas fir timbers. The interior cabinetry was made from reclaimed rustic beech, and the countertops
from Australian Jarrah wood. The construction started in April, and we moved into the studio in August 2007.