Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Adventures





Since the old log cabin is still under construction, Jenny and Merilin decided to turn it into a neighborhood haunted house for the kids. Lester pulled the boxes of decorations out of storage and let the girls decorate. They put on thier costumes to get into the spirit.



                                                                        


"Oh my!" Merilin cried as a mototcycle pulled up in front of the cabin.

Jenny laughed and said, "Don't worry, they are some old friends of ours! They come for a visit every year to help out with our Fall Festival and Halloween party."






"Hello guys, you are just in time to help us decorate the old cabin." Jenny said as she went out to greet the three fellows.

Merilin snickered because she felt Gnome William hiding behind her.

Of course, the Momma cat and kittens some person dumped at the cabin came out to greet the group too. The kittens were a bit frightened, but the Momma cat said, "It's ok."



"Come on boys and you can help us decorate." Jenny said.

Of course, they wanted to set up the old cemetary first.  Jenny had cut the thick stryofoam into rugged shapes and coated it with medium with grit and then added coffee grounds and moss all around. She used some old ceramic hands to come out of the mounds of moss.





With the boney pair helping and the cemetary going in, the Gnome twins, Harry and Larry decided to check out the roof. 


"Where did Harry and Larry go?" Merilin asked.

"Oh they went up on the roof to check the weather for us!" Jenny laughed then whispered, "They are afraid."




Merilin climbed up in the tree near the cabin and stood on one of the branches.

"Why don't you come on down?" she asked.

"We are fine here. Larry said.

" We can watch for intruders up here." Harry said.

"Okay, suit yourself." Merilin said as she climbed down.






"Oh man, this is one heavy jackolantern!" The boney brothers,Bill and Phil grunted as they lifted in tnto place on the mossy stand.

"Put some muscle into it!" Bill giggled.

"I would if I could." Phil grunted back while lifting the heavy pumpkin.








Just then the two burst out laughing and lost their grips. The pumpkin landed with a thud and the two brothers fell down and rolled with laughter.


They laughed and pointed at each other and Jenny and Merilin laughed at them too.

They picked themselves up and got back to work.




Jenny began placing the clay pumpkins and clay Jack O Lanterns her person had made for the fruit stand. Her person sells them and gives them to haunted houses set up for the kids.

Jenny likes the real ones but oh the mess! The clay ones last forever if taken care of and packed away for season after season.

Jenny always decorates the last week of September because her person and her hubby celebrate their Anniversary the first week of October as they have for 36 years.






Their ghostly friend found his spot for the decorations next to the giant carved wooden pumpkin. Phil started sweeping up the packing peanuts from the boxes. William continued supervising.



Merilin got out her favoirite clay Jack  O Lanterns that her person made. She sat the Vampire Jack and the scared Jack on the porch edge. " I love these."


             


Then the box will all the hats in it was opened. Jenny and Merilin tried on a hat.
 
Even William got in on the fun. He chose the Wisard's hat. If you look close, you can see him smile.


Even the ghost tried one on.

"Aww how could someone just dump these little kitties?" Bill asked.                                                "I don't know replied Phil. They get them when they are this little girls size and so cute and funny then when they get pregnant, they drop them off in the country to fend for themselves."                               "I just don't get it how some people get the idea that these house cats can feed themselves when suddenly dropped off in the wild." Jenny said.          "Lucky for them Lester found the Momma and fed her and the kittens. But now, they are old enough to find a home of their own with someone to love them." Bill said as the kitty purred.
 




A couple of the bone brothers friends showed up to keep watch over the haunted house. One decided to sit on the steps to greet the kids. They were late becasue they just got back from a Dead Head concert. Imagine that!


                                                                                     
Just remember, we all got to go sometime, LOL and it is my time to go!

Live long, laugh hard and love to all, Wanda and the Wildhare Hittys