Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Merry Krampusnacht!

Krampus may pay you a visit tonight if you haven't been good this year! We've started our own "Creepmas" tradition by celebrating Krampusnacht with a feast on the night of December 5th each year. For those unfamiliar with Krampus here's another informative article from The Atlantic: Krampus: Saint Nicholas' Dark Companion

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Halloween 2017 A Success

Another successful Halloween! Tonight was a cold 40 degrees but it was clear and fairly calm. We got a grand total of 109 trick-or-treaters and lots of nice compliments. Mrs. Haunted Eve took lots of pictures of the haunt that we'll have to sort through over the next few days. We'll hopefully have pictures up by this weekend.

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Pre Halloween Haunt Update

Had to postpone setting up the yard haunt until Halloween morning due to strong winds today. Plus we got even more rain tonight after raining all weekend. Halloween day is expected to be less windy (than today), dry, and cold. Halloween night will be around 40 degrees but as long as it's dry, we'll take it! Photos of the haunt probably won't be up until the end of week. Crunch time tomorrow morning!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Pumpkin Brigade

We have 16 pumpkins to carve for Halloween. Hopefully none are rotten on the inside!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Weather Update

We've unfortunately had a long run of warmer and dryer than usual weather for the past few weeks which means the law of averages may not be in our favor. The weather is expected to shift by Sunday bringing cooler temps and rain. Halloween looks 50/50 right now for rain depending if this system passes through within a couple of days or hangs around. If Sunday is wet and rainy then we have to push jack-o'-lantern carving to Monday (and will have to drill drainage holes in the bottom of the pumpkins) and haunt set-up to Halloween morning. We prefer to set up the night before to tweak the prop placement and lighting and get a jump on photographing the haunt, but we may have to postpone photographing it to late Halloween night or even leave the haunt up for one extra day/night. And as expected, it's predicted to be windy as well, so looks like the fog machine will sit out yet another Halloween. What's sad is that for about the past two weeks we've had mostly beautiful warm and calm nights. Let's hope the Halloween spirits come through for us!