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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pumpkin harvest day 1

 Went out to the patch today and harvested some of the pumpkins.

there are still about 6 or so left still growing on the vines which will have to wait a few more weeks.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Pumpkin progress

 Been a pretty good year for the pumpkin patch. Weather has been good and the vine borers have not caused too much damage yet.

The plants have pretty much grew out of control and I just let them. These are probably the biggest plants that I have ever grown, although the pumpkins themselves are not all that big, about basketball size and it looks like we have at least 16 so far!

Lots of carving this fall.

Monday, July 13, 2020

A different year....

Well, I usually post my pumpkin patch update at this time of year.
Its usually a lot more fun than this year as the future is a little uncertain to say the least.
Everyone seems to be adapting and handling things as best as can be.
First off, we had Pumpkinrot drop off the radar last June. Always enjoyed his almost daily posts
and considered him the ambassador of Halloween. Sure miss him.
And to add to my disappointment, Victor at Halloween Hot Sauce had to close shop in order to take care of family. Sure miss him as he made the best hot sauce around!
So the whole Halloween vibe has a different feel to it this year. We had decided last January to go ahead and plan for one of our "big" parties this year. A dark carnival theme and I was excited to get going planning and prop building...well we all know what happened after January.
But there were a couple of bright spots,
I was happy to see Mark from Shingle Creek Manor return to his blog. I missed Marks creative builds and advice. Good to see him posting again.
Shelly over at Shellhawks nest has been an inspiration and is turning out some very fine pottery for the upcoming fall season.
So in closing, I just wanted to wish all well in these crazy times and we will keep looking for the light at the end of the tunnel....maybe it will be orange and flickering!