Off We Go; We Hope To Return!
It's a scary place but we are not afraid. As we enter the nightmares began!
Mary was not the least bit afraid so I held her hand tightly as we wandered through the establishment!
Succulents anyone? They had oodles on display!
We know where to go now!
Just around the corner.
Oh my! The pot is in a pot!
The covered wagon was a wonderful idea!
Keeps the bugs out!
We had to see the veggies!
Next year we will be growing our own pumpkins!
They were a tad on the high side in terms of cost!
Did You Know? - Although we often think of pumpkins as vegetables, they're actually fruits! Pumpkins, along with cucumbers, tomatoes, and avocados, come from the flowers of their plants. That makes them all fruits.
Mary melds right in to the seasonal decorations.
It looks pretty scary inside!
The entrance was a maze!
We found our way in.
Pretty scary already!
We had a feeling we were being watched!
We are dressed for the occasion!
Hi Guys... Enjoyed your movie!
Did You Know? - The Nightmare Before Christmas (also known as Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas) is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film directed by Henry Selick (in his feature directorial debut) and produced and conceived by Tim Burton. It tells the story of Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who stumbles upon "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with celebrating the holiday.
Mary was brave, she only screamed 4,561 times!
The skull said, "Do not drink the poison!!"
Did You Know? - October 30th is National Candy Corn Day
They were really stacked!
"Dear, you look so good in blue!"
He looks alive!
Did You Know? - As a staple crop, pumpkin was most likely served at the first Thanksgiving. But their version of pumpkin pie was quite different from ours. Without butter or flour for crust, they hollowed out a pumpkin and filled it with a combination of milk, honey, and spices before baking it in the ash of the fire.
Look out above!
Nice looking couple!
Did You Know? - 90% of parents sneak Halloween candy from their kids' stash
Be careful be VERY careful!
Do you know a good orthodontist?
They did not give a hoot!
Did You Know? - The state of Illinois wins the pumpkin production battle, growing over 12,000 acres of pumpkins each year. That's twice as many as any other state! (We get many of our pumpkins from family farms in nearby Michigan, also a major pumpkin producer.)
Just hanging around
Did You Know? - Because of the shortage of sweet stuff, trick-or-treating wasn't as big of a thing during WWII. After the rationing ended, it was all systems go on the candy-collecting front. Candy companies began launching advertising campaigns to cash in on the ritual and make sure kids were clamoring for their products to show up in their candy buckets and spare pillowcases.
How come he is not purple like the song?
Put you candy in here; it will be safe!
Well, it is colorful!
Did You Know? - Illinois produces up to five times more pumpkins than any other state. If you're in the market for a truly destination-worthy pumpkin patch, look to the heartland. The Land of Lincoln has more than 15,000 acres devoted to gourd growing, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Those Illinois farms typically grow more than 500 million pounds of pumpkins annually.
Time for a dance!
Did You Know? - The heaviest pumpkin ever grown in the United States weighed 2,528 lbs. It was grown by Steve Geddes of New Hampshire in 2018.
Look out for the spiders!
Bone soup anyone?
Did You Know? - Candy corn was originally called "chicken feed." The Goelitz Confectionery Company originally sold the polarizing treat in boxes with a rooster on the front in order to appeal to America's agricultural roots, according to National Geographic. The sugary recipe has gone largely unchanged since the 1880s. Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't argue with that kind of consistency.
Time moves on!
We made it!
Pumpkins were everywhere!
Did You Know? - The largest pumpkin pie ever made came from the New Bremen Pumpkinfest in Ohio. This Guinness World Record holding pie had a diameter of 20 feet in diameter and weighed 3,699 pounds. Its crust was made from 440 sheets of dough!
Hello there Daisey!
The flowers were beautiful!
Outside and no scratches!
Speaking of beautiful!
Careful, these are dangerous! Fire cactus (also known as pencil cactus, milkbush, sticks on fire) It likes sunlight and needs very little water. The tops of the stems turn red in sunlight. It makes a great houseplant in cooler climates
Mary adds things to her cactus garden at the side of the house!
The bells were magnificent!
Looks like they are on fire.
We tried to get into the Farmhouse but it was crowded.
The day was amazing; 75 degrees and sunny!
Christmas is almost here!
The flowers were fantastic!
Did You Know? - Roasted pumpkin seeds are both tasty and nutritious! They are low in calories and high in protein and iron.
Dressed for the occasion!
Dr. Bill was there and lonely without us!
Good bye all!