Friday, October 18, 2019

Eastern fall trip

I can't believe this month is just flying by. Had a shop accident a few weeks ago (hand into the table saw) I won't post any pictures of that, but it was pretty horrific. But I was good enough to make our fall trip last week to some of the best Halloween places on earth. I had contacted author JW Ocker who lives in New Hampshire for some tips and ideas. He had some great suggestions and and we took his advice. First was Glouceter Massachucetts and a visit to Hammond castle for the haunted tour. Castle was beautiful but the haunt was a bit short. Next it was on to Haunted Overload in Lee, New Hampshire for the self guided day walk through. I can't even begin to say how incredible this place is. We probably spent a good 90 minutes on the walk through. We met up with a couple of workers finalizing some props and chatted for a while. Even though it was sold out for the night, they said to come back and they would get us in but unfortunatley our schedule did not allow that. Even got to see owner Eric Lowther running around. Would have loved to say hello and talk with him but he looked way too busy and I didn't want to completely geek out on him.







Finally it was on to Salem for two days and Salem always delivers.
 The atmosphere in the town drips of Halloween.
Now that we are home, it is time to get started on the yard set up which has been put on the back burner and time is running out!

 

Monday, September 23, 2019

final pumpkin harvest

Well, the final harvest is in for 2019 and ended up being better than first thought.
there are still a few new ones hanging on to the vines trying to make it to jack status.
Always greatfull for what the earth gives up to us, which means its time to start decorating!
happy autumn all!



Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tis the season

Well, its getting to be that time again! Pumpkin crop was doing well this year with all the rain we got in the spring...until the vine borers infested the patch and slowly began killing the plants.
I was able to kill a few of them but there are just too many of the pesky critters this year.
We managed to get a few good pumpkins, one of which I had to harvest already since the vine was infested right at the stem. Kind of frustrating but at least we will get 6 or 7 jacks out of the patch this year!




Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Happy Halloween to all!

Have a creepy, safe and fun Halloween! And many thanks to all
the creative and talented haunters out there that entertain and impress us all year long.
Celebrate and enjoy the chills!







Tuesday, October 16, 2018

outdoor decor

Got most of the outdoor decor up for the haunt..
just in time for the 40 mph wind gusts. Not surprised, it happens every year.
Weather this year is pretty cold and windy and looks like that will stay with us through the holiday.






Monday, October 8, 2018

indoor decorating complete

Indoor decorating is complete, now to get to the outdoors this week or weekend!



Wednesday, September 26, 2018

pumpkin harvest time

Well, here is the final tally on this years pumpkin harvest (minus 2 giveaways).
Our dog Zoey enjoys the sun with them.
Was a good year although the ghost pumpkins took over the patch and some what limited the orange
crop, it was the largest we have ever had. Now to just let them cure a bit in the sun before they go
under the knife......