I sanded them by hand & painted some of them pink,that is the only exterior color of paint I had,I had bought a pint of it on clearance for some unknown reason,probably just because it was on clearance! I had a pole that my dh had cemented in the ground for purple martins, years ago when we had goats,it was in their pen,& over the years they managed to dig it out.So,still connected to cement,we pulled it out & set it outside their pen.I got the bright idea that I was going to put these gourds on the pole & reuse it,just cement it in a flowerpot that fit & I could move it around the yard on the dolly.Hahahahah,what a joke on me.I couldn`t even get it to stand up straight.But,don`t fear for the birds,this pole isn`t going anywhere & the birdhouses are secured tightly.I`m sure my neighbor thinks I`m nuts,maybe not,he is 73 so maybe he does not even see them when he goes by.lol.
|you can wash the mold off with bleach water,but they are not dry yet|
|I used a leather auger to cut & carve holes punch a couple holes in bottoms so babies don`t drown if we get a bad rain|
|I have a few left over if someone would like 1 to make with their kids|