I just wanted to show off my very first attempt at making a gourd birdhouse... had so much fun I decided to make a bird feeder next. Just used my cordless drill and a steak knife. Wax based paint. I started some of the seeds that came out of the two gourds and today I see a couple of sprouts just poking up out of the soil. I've since added three perches to the feeder, still haven't seen any takers... maybe it looks too much like a human and they're scared of it? Anyone else grow, or make these?