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4th of July Sale! !0 AM until Dusk

As you are travelling around Saturday stop by the Deberosa Gourd Patch for some great scenery and cool gourd crafts! Open 10 AM till Dusk (we watch fireworks from the farm).   Lots of gourds, crafts and garden and homesteading books. … Continue reading

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Gourd Crafting in high gear!

It’s been a busy fall with the gourd harvest and sales in Floyd.   Success means more gourds need to be processed!   The store is filling up for the Christmas season when the trees go on sale and the store is … Continue reading

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2014 Gourd Harvest is complete!

2014 is he first “serious” year of gourd cultivation on Deberosa and it has been quite successful. Many people do not succeed with gourds due to impatience.   Gourds must suffer a killing frost before harvesting or they will rot.  Some … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees go on sale soon – $10 or buy two get one free!

Christmas Trees go on sale soon – $10 or buy two get one free!.

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Christmas Trees go on sale soon – $10 or buy two get one free!

The sale season will start weekends beginning after Thanksgiving and going through Christmas eve.   We will be open from 10 AM to dusk every Saturday and Sunday or by appointment, just send an email or call. THis year Andy will … Continue reading

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Much needed rain!

It has been a very dry summer here on Deberosa.   All of June and most of July involved hauling water to keep the gourds alive, but this weekend the rain has returned and plants are very happy. I’ve learned that … Continue reading

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Autumn Olive Berry Jam

I discovered Autumn Olive Berries by accident.  Bought a couple of bushes from One Green World on line. Turns out they also grow wild in Virginia.  I have a bright red and bright yellow bush/tree.  To my delight, the deer, … Continue reading

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