Damian Paletta, The Washington Post Published 11:42 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. John Muller walks through his pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay. Marijuana growers are interested in partnering with Daylight Farms, and he has the potential to earn millions. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Eda and John Muller grow dozens of pumpkin varieties and take part in a festival that draws thousands of tourists to their small community each year. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Ricky Carioti John Muller listens as his … [Read more...] about Can pot save the pumpkin farm?
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(CNN)Americans go batty for Halloween. We're not afraid to dig deep to have a howling good time. We're planning on spending $9 billion on the holiday, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey. Dressing up as spooks and monsters, such those in Fortnite (this year's most popular costume), will gobble up $3.2 billion in temporary apparel without even a bloodcurdling scream. Ghoulish decorations will slurp up another $2.7 billion, while candy will drain a mere $2.6 billion from our veins lives. What's truly petrifying: The very items we purchase to have a frightfully fun holiday can help maim (or even kill) us and our loved ones if not used with caution. Don't say we didn't warn you. Read More 1. Deadly day for kids The statistics are shocking. Children are twice as likely to die on Halloween than any other day of the year as they trick-or-treat along our streets. That's according to a 2012 State Farm analysis of more than 4 million fatalities between 1990 … [Read more...] about 13 of the scariest health hazards of Halloween
Tech & Science Fortnite Fortnite Patch Notes Fortnite update 6.20 has released as version 1.87 on PS4. The 1GB patch adds content for the Fortnitemares Halloween event including the Six Shooter gun and the Deadfire skin. Read more about these additions in Epic’s full patch notes. Fortnite Update 6.20 (1.87) Patch Notes General New Features The main Social List has received new art, animations and flow. The Social List button has moved to the left side of the screen and can now be directly accessed with a controller. Controller and Touch support has been improved. Party Finder has been removedAll previous Party Finder functionality has moved to the new Social List.Places that used to open Party Finder now open the new Social List. Battle Royale Fortnitemares 'Fortnite's new Deadfire outfit changes based on how well you play. Epic Games Cube Fragments spawn Cube Monsters! Drop in and discover the different types.Large Cube Fragments are found … [Read more...] about ‘Fortnite’ Fortnitemares 6.20 Update Has Six Shooter & Deadfire Skin
If you’re like us, every time you try to carve a pumpkin for Halloween you end up feeling like a clumsier version of the evil villain in a bad teen slasher movie.Stabbing at crude, triangular eyes with your ill-fitted kitchen knife. Hacking out an asymmetrical, toothy grin. Carving the nose in entirely the wrong place.Usually, your pumpkin ends up looking a lot like a round, orange Picasso drawn by an inebriated 4-year-old.So then, who comes up with all of those amazing, intricate illustrations on the jack o’lanterns at some of these larger pumpkin events? And more important, how do you up your jack-carving game to THAT level?The Montgomery family of West Point says it’s really not all that difficult. The Montgomerys carve hundreds of artistic, intricate gourds each year for the Syracuse City Pumpkin Walk, and they have a few handy tips for creating squash art that even “The Joy of Painting” host Bob Ross would be proud of.Here are a dozen pumpkin-carving … [Read more...] about Creating artisan pumpkins: How not to carve like a Jack the Ripper wannabe
James M. O'Neill NorthJersey Published 10:26 p.m. UTC Aug 6, 2018 It was an odd scene for a Sunday morning: kids and adults scattered through the woods, some with wicker baskets hanging from their arms, some on their hands and knees peering at tree stumps, others stabbing at the dirt with knives — all searching the forest floor for mushrooms. Even as they walked from the parking lot to the start of the trail at the New Weis Center in Ringwood, these mushroom lovers swapped fungi tales. “Yesterday I collected about 6 pounds of oysters and penny buns, and I just found two chanterelles in the parking lot,” said Thomas Marino of Edison. Marino was among more than 50 people gathered for a mushroom walk — or foray — sponsored by the New Jersey Mycological Association. The group spent two hours stepping over moss-covered rocks as they followed a trail that meandered along the Blue Mine Brook, which gurgled and bubbled through the New Weis … [Read more...] about Fungi fanatics find a plethora of mushrooms in New Jersey woods