1 It didn't look scary at first, but at my farm a lot of things can happen in one day. Here was my front gate before it was transformed.
2 Big boxes and the spine chilling props inside them began appearing on the driveway.
3 Here was a bin of skulls just looking for a way out.
4 Tombstones, ghosts and black pumpkins.
5 Mummies ready to go on duty.
6 The first ghost was suspended from the tree branch.
8 A crow on its cage, also from my Martha Stewart Living line at Home Decorators Collection. It was so life-like.
9 I always have lots of crows around during Halloween. Your guests may just expect this one to take flight.
10 Lots of candy was bagged for the trick or treaters. This candy came to us from Mars Chocolate. http://www.mars.com/
11 Mars Chocolate is one of the leading manufacturers of many Halloween favorites.
12 Cellophane bags were filled with bite-sized candies and tied with raffia or ribbon.
13 This crawling critter found its way into my tray of almonds. These almonds were grown on my farm - my two almond trees were very productive this year.
14 Here were some Halloween treats on my kitchen counter - Halloween decorated fortune cookies.
15 More fun decorations from Home Decorators Collection - the Martha Stewart Living "Haunted Church with Light", a crow and "Spooky Tree".
16 Here was a whimsical sock skeleton.
17 Back outdoors... a mummified cat - it may just meow at you.
18 A Martha Stewart Living "Small Metal Skeleton Banner" from Home Decorators Collection.
19 And, a "Cement House", also from my collection at Home Decorators. It looked great on the stone wall among my pumpkins from this season's patch.
21 A smiling skeleton waited for guests near my front gate holding a Funkin, a lightweight artificial pumpkin that can be carved and saved from year to year.
22 Here was another skeleton sitting nearby.
23 A bony sentinel watched over the front gate.
24 Tombstones and Funkins decorated the stone wall.
25 A trio of black Funkins.
26 Mummified guards kept watch.
27 Menacing heads at the windows.
28 A happy Funkin.
29 An angry Funkin.
30 A sad Funkin.
31 And a Funkin that wasn't feeling so well.
32 More ghosts hung from the trees.
33 A hungry rat and mouse.
34 A petrifying vulture.
35 Another black crow.
36 And, a black owl with spidery friends.
37 It looked like they wanted some of the treats.
38 As darkness fell, the pumpkins looked more alive, and this one more beastly.
39 A screaming Funkin.
40 Be careful of talking heads...
41 And watch out for laughing skeletons.
42 The skeletons were everywhere.
43 And watched everything.
44 While many ghosts flew overhead - all frightfully fun. Happy Halloween.