Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Last minute potions...

After finishing my hot sauce from Victor Ives over at Halloween Hot Sauce, I could not pitch those beautiful bottles and labels that are just so cool. Found some scrap wood and threw together a small
rustic shelf and aged the bottles a bit and now it is just perfect for our food table layout.

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Losers Club

So, after the flood dried up and I took stock on my pitiful pumpkin plants, there were only a couple vines still kicking. With some pruning and extra care I was able to salvage this crop from the mess.
Not much, but it still is better than nothing. I will have to hit the farm stands this year to round out the platoon of Jacks, but always greatful for what I receive from the Midnight Bog.

Could not resist the IT reference in the post title.
(And no, I have not seen it yet...but soon)

Friday, July 14, 2017

2017 pumpkin growing season over?

Due to the heavy rains and extensive flooding in our area, it looks like the pumpkin crop of 2017 has bit the dust. Don't know if these plants can survive as I've never had experienced anything like this, but it does not look good. Looks like I'll be buying Jacks this fall!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Another growing season begins

So another growing season is under way and the pumpkins
are doing what they do best. A bit of a gamble this year since the seeds I saved from last season were a bit damp and when I took them out this spring they were a bit moldy. So it was off to the store to by some pre packed seeds. Never had good luck with them before so I am skeptical about this years crop.
So far so good- got some Connecticut field and Jack o lantern planted. At least they are flowering before the 4th and thats always a good sign. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!

Heres wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
May your night be filled with Autumn scents and screams.
All the best to you from The Deadwood Cemetery

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sleepy Hollow/ Salem trip

Got back last week from a marathon fall travel adventure.
First off was Sleepy Hollow

Love the scarecrow that greets you downtown
(although it looks like a Pumpkinrot copy)

From the Pumpkin Blaze in Croton on the Hudson
Really amazing display

On to Salem..
"The Witch House" while on a lantern ghost tour

The whole town is just Halloween bliss

after 2000 miles of driving, it was then on to our
annual haunted camping trip

Then finally back home to decorate.
Got the Deadwood Cemetery set up yesterday
But, like clock work, the gale force winds are 
whipping through today taking a toll on the props!