Wild Weather

VIRGINIA SURE HAS WILD WEATHER!
This week's 90 mph microburst storm was not the only severe weather we've seen...

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Shearing the Alpacas

SHEARING THE ALPACAS
This once-a-year task was always an adventure, and we did it our way...

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Blooper- Ready Or Not

When your mind is preoccupied with magic tricks, bloopers happen!

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Spoon Bending In the Monticup Kitchen



MYSTERIOUS BENDING SPOON
WHAT IS GOING ON??!! Is this illusion--- or reality?

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Multitasking At Lunch

MULTI-TASKING
You ask how we get so much done...

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Thanksgiving with Dirk

THANKSGIVING 2019
Remembering last year's Thanksgiving celebration with Dirk and his wife Carine.
Here's how you celebrate Belgian-style...

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Happy Birthday from Kreskin

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM THE AMAZING KRESKIN
The Amazing Kreskin's delightful Happy Birthday message to Peter...

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Happy Birthday from Fred Stoller

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM FRED STOLLER
A funny Happy Birthday message to Peter...

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What's On My Desk

WHAT'S ON MY DESK
What is on my library desk right now...

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The Monticup Gargoyles

THE MONTICUP GARGOYLES
Did you know that gargoyles are actually good luck protectors?
Take a look at some of the many guardians of the Monticup house...

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The Ghost Bird

THE GHOST BIRD
Just in time for Halloween, the story of The Ghost Bird.
This is our own ghost story, a real event from back in the day...

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The Big Hand

THE BIG HAND
Yes, you have to HAND it to us!
We have the most unique greeter in the business...

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On the Road Again Geese

GEESE ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN
One of the many flocks of geese who make a stopover at the Monticup pond every autumn.
They sure make a racket, but they have so much fun splashing around.
Wonder where they are going?...

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Zero Turn Racers

ZERO TURN RACES
Dirk and Jackie know how to make lawnmowing fun!

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Blooper Reel - Making Demo Videos

BLOOPER REEL
Sometimes we get silly filming all of those demo videos...

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My Magic Adventures: Building a Paddock

My workday is never done!
Here is a clip of a recent project- building a new paddock area for our goats.
Yes, it was hard work, but Dirk and I love to play with the toys!

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My Magic Adventures: Monkey Business

Whenever I have an audience, I will perform...

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My Magic Adventures: Skeleton Dance

What shenanigans are we up to at the Monticup house now??

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My Magic Adventures: Cicadas 2013

What are cicadas, and why were we on the news with them??

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My Magic Adventures: Dog Days

DOG DAYS

A typical day at MagicTricks.com- it's all about the dogs...

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My Magic Adventures: Entertaining the Queen

ENTERTAINING THE QUEEN
Wherever I go I am always ready to entertain.

Strolling through the Lake Anna Renaissance Faire, I met the Queen of the Faire.
It was the perfect opportunity to entertain the entertainers...

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Houdini Now Show

REHEARSING FOR THE UNDERWATER ESCAPE
It was late October, and Alexanderia needed a place to rehearse her underwater breathing control on the day before performing in our Houdini Now show.
But where to find a rehearsal spot, especially one where the media could come and watch?
DIRK'S POOL!

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My Magic Adventures: Rehearsal for Electra

BACKSTAGE before the CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SHOW!
Sideshow Steve gives Electra and me some important and much needed last minute tips on performance day.
Bloopers happen!
Yes, we DID have a big fire extinguisher ready!

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My Magic Adventures: Skulls Collection

This is what happens when you let your collection get out of hand.. or go to your head.. or something...

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My Magic Adventures: Banking Country Style

Banking country style... today at our local bank's Drive-Thru!

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