If you have been following this blog for a long time you may remember my great gourd adventure of 2004. I decided to plant a few birdhouse gourds on the back fence. I had planted pole beans back there and thought a few ornamental gourds might be fun. Before long the gourd vines had covered the entire fence, climbed up a utility pole in the corner, and grew down the lines into the next yard. Don't plant birdhouse gourds unless you are serious about having lots of gourds. Yes I know I could have cut them back but where's the fun in that?