Welcome to Mothar Mountain Gourds.
We grow quality gourds, gourd seed and create some interesting, funky and classy gourd art.
Gourds are fantastic for crafting, painting, carving, modelling and decorating. They will last a lifetime if kept dry and a year or more in the garden if sealed and not in contact with the soil. Gourds make ideal craft projects for kids, at home, in day care or at school. Projects can be as simple as painting your gourd and as complicated as you are willing to imagine. If you own a dremel tool you have got to try carving a gourd! They have an extremely hard exterior resembling polished wood and a thick white layer underneath similar to balsa wood. Check our gourd art or search the internet, the ideas are endless and the results will amaze.
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Mothar Mountain Gourds is sadly closing for the time being due to a shed fire and subsequent stock losses.
Julia and Jim from The Lighthouse Regenerative Farm took over the business from Geoff and Maxene in 2019. Located in Woombye, on the Sunshine Coast, QLD we had an early set back with Julia's health, and the shed fire has completed their demise.
You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org but we do not anticipate selling online anymore. While we have some self-seeded stock, we will be selling at our regular Saturday farmers' market at Yandina.
Here's a message from Geoff & Maxene for the curious:
Hi all, sadly we have sold our farm and are moving on….. to NZ.
We have grown a few gourds over the years, more than 5000 gourds!
Tiny gourds the size of your thumb to giant gourds weighing 43kg, (this one became our letter box), long gourds, fat gourds, thick gourds, flat gourds, twisted gourds and all manner of crazy shapes that only nature could forge.
From this bounty we have made useful, practical things like Spoons, Bowls, Mailboxes, Clocks, Lamps, Torches, Jewellery boxes, Hearing aids and Spinning tops, just to name a few.
I have had much pleasure exploiting the gourds amazing acoustic qualities by constructing all manner of noisy things, replicating some instruments that already exist and inventing a few that didn’t. Drums, speakers, guitars, guitar amps, N’goni’s, Ukulele’s, Banjos, Rattles and Shekeres.
Maxi has revelled in using the amazing array of shapes to create some of the craziest cool animals on earth including Chooks, Cowboy chickens, Dragons, Fish, Owls and Fairies, Chickens being her forte.
But most rewarding and satisfying for us has always been making those things that have no practical use other than to provide joy and happiness to others. To be at the markets and see a child’s face light up when they open the gourd fairy house door to see what inside or the lady’s giggles as they gather around the gourd chook stand reading the name tags, or to have someone treasure a carved necklace or handmade art piece that we created with our hands, there is no better feeling.
We have sold gourds to Movie sets, Theme parks, Musicians, Artists, Clubs, Schools, Medieval LARP’ers, Museums, Model shoots, Lamp makers, Dance studios, Sex therapists and so many other places we could have never imagined when we started out.
And we have posted 1000’s of packets of seed, spreading gourds all over Australia and advised countless avid gourd growers on how to get the best out of there crop.
A big thanks to all who have supported us and shared our journey of personal development and creativity that has been Mothar Mountain Gourds Australia……