My Morning Glories have taken over an old fence gate that rests against the side of my house. In fact, they have also taken over the birdbath in this picture.
While looking through the vines I found some Tennessee Spinning Gourds that had volunteered themselves this season. I grew a batch a few years ago and not in this location. I am sure I have the birds to thank for this.
An heirloom seed from the 1800's, it is a treasure to have them growing around the farmette. These small gourds were used as spinning tops for children.
You can see them in action right here.
You can find them for sale at Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
They have the best free catalog.....ever.