Friday, January 28, 2022

New prop build

 Ok, so I had this really cool tiki torch I bought at Menards probably 15 years ago, had an awesome pumpkin head on top.  Never saw them again

Well the canister for the torch fluid finally fell apart and since it was a special size could not be replaced.

So I wondered what I could do with the pumpkin head since it had a big hole in the top for the torch when I realized I had a 36" skeleton that was in the trunks in the basement. And wouldn't you know the head fit perfectly. I had to build up the top where the hole was and put a stem on it for the finishing touch.

I call him the Trick or treater.

I saw on the Highbury Cemetery blog how he made a cool trick or treater prop and thus came the inspiration, so thank you for that.

Just a little Halloween fun during a cold January




Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween!

 Hope all the haunts are at their creepiest

and the weather holds out for all.

Enjoy!








Saturday, October 30, 2021

Happy halloween eve!

 Hope you all enjoy the night before!



Friday, September 17, 2021

Harvest Time!

 As we roll through September on our way to October,

it's time to harvest this years pumpkin patch. Even though we went through a record draught

this year, the patch was pretty darn successful. I lost probably another 10-15 pumpkins due to vine borers

but I have learned to expect that now.

It's interesting to me how all the seeds came from the same pumpkin last year but we have such a variety

of colors and textures. Fun with genetics.

Now they will just finish curing in the sun and wait for the carvings!




Thursday, July 15, 2021

Pumpkin patch 2021!

 It seems like things in this neck of the woods are finally returning to somewhat normal.

A lot better than last year, thats for sure. I'm a bit tardy but here is my patch update for 2021.


The boxed bed that I usually plant in is not doing so well. Not sure why the leaves are yellowing

and the growth is minimal. No sign of vine borers yet, so I'm thinking the soil is to blame.

The random seeds that I plant in the ground are growing like crazy. I already have 4 pumpkins

and the leaves on these vines are over 2 feet in length- quite a contrast to the ones in the box.



I'm thinking that next year I will plant other things in the box and just build a burm
where they are doing so well. They have spread out close to 25 feet and its only 3 vines.

I also decided to try out some "Jack be little's" this year for the first time.
I just put them in pots and let them climb the fence. 
They are doing quite well and I believe this will be an every year plant for me.





Saturday, October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween!


 Happy Halloween to all! 
Hope your able to make the most of the holiday.
Chills, scares, laughs and fun to all!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Decorating complete!

 I'm sure for all of us it has been a bit different this year, but the one thing that  has not changed is the  

40-50 mph winds that hit right after you complete the outside set up!

Yep, right on schedule. Spent a beautiful day over a week ago setting up what we would call a modest outdoor display only to find most of it knocked down, broken and tattered after 3 straight days of relentless winds. But somehow it did not bother me as much as years past. Props can be fixed, mended and  replaced. A pandemic helps put things into perspective and makes you slow down and appreciate things a bit more. So things have been repaired and sit waiting for the next wind storm that will undoubtedly come soon, but when we get knocked down, we get up again.