Fangboner Farms

Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin...Sort Of

Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin...Sort Of

Have I mentioned that I am not so naturally crafty or artistically inclined as my mother and sister? Well, here you have my Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin: 



It was supposed to look like this: 


Let me explain. I didn’t read the instructions so, when my mother went out to buy materials for our evening of pumpkin decorating, she bought paint instead of what the instructions specified – multicolored painters tape. Ah, well. As we were late getting started, I went ahead with the paint, which was difficult to apply smoothly over the white spray paint. I made this one way more difficult than it would have been if I had taken the time to read the directions.

All it would take to create this classy design (as it was meant to be made) would be to buy black, green, red, yellow, and blue painters tape; then wrap the colors around in the pattern shown. So much for simplicity! I spent the same amount of time trying to paint straight lines around my pumpkin as Cassie did with her intricate design. If you try this one, I’m sure you won’t make my mistake. I’ve been describing this one as a Pinterest fail, so you are welcome to do the same😉

Trick or Treat Pumpkin

Trick or Treat Pumpkin

In second place for the Holden Family Pumpkin Decorating Contest, the honor goes to Cassie’s Trick or Treat pumpkin. This idea also came from Country Living from a couple of years ago (my mom is less into Pinterest pinning and more into dismantling magazines and keeping the ideas she likes in binders). Here’s the magazine version:


And here is Cassie’s finished project: 


This one has less steps, but it does require a steady hand.

  1. Put painter’s tape on the stem to cover it, then spray paint the pumpkin black. Note: Don’t make the mistake of getting glossy spray paint. Go for matte. I was teasing Cass that her pumpkin looked like a trash bag!
  2. After letting the pumpkin sit long enough that the paint is no longer tacky, you are ready to break out the paint brushes and white acrylic paint for the design. Now, you could draw the design on paper first, cut out the stencil, then use a pencil to trace it on the pumpkin before you start painting. Cassie freehanded it and I think it turned out pretty well!
  3. Take the painter’s tape off of the stem and let it dry. Done!
Fangboner Farms: The Perfect Event Venue

Fangboner Farms: The Perfect Event Venue

When you are hosting an event, whether it is a club meeting or a bridal shower, you want to make sure that the setting is unique and memorable. That’s why we are reopening Fangboner Farms as an event venue! At $15 per person, you will have access to our Farm Market Store, our charming patio space, and the rest of our grounds for whatever you have planned.

Fangboner Farms has been used as a venue for professional meetings, non-profit organization events, birthday parties, and small club meetings, to name a few. Those who have held events at the farm enjoy the Farm Market Store for its cozy wood-burning stove during the winter and for the iced tea made from our own organic tea blends that we serve during the summer. We offer refreshments like these yearlong, including samples of homemade wine.

Our venue isn’t only for adults, though. Kids love hanging out at the farm and being surrounded by nature. We have a firepit for groups to gather round and roast marshmallows in the winter, which is always a bit hit! We are even planning to get a big screen to show movies out on our patio. Our store already has a nice sound system for playing the music of your choice.

Renting our space is also the perfect opportunity to do a little shopping – from our bestselling candles to our natural remedies, it never hurts to do some early Christmas shopping while you are spending time with us.

If you have questions about our venue, would like to take a tour of our facilities, or want to book our venue for your next event, let us know by emailing us at