Most of you know that Sam and I have a Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze that we open to the public every fall. Although we had severe, sustained heat and our area was declared to be in the extreme drought zone, our pumpkins actually made an awesome comeback! I took a walk early yesterday evening and snapped a few pictures of some of the varieties that we grow.
This is a Cinderella Pumpkin...it grows kind of low and flat and looks like Cinderella's carriage.
My favorite is this one, the Lumina Pumpkin grows round and white like a full moon.
This one is the favorite of crafters. It is called a Phat Jack, because the stem is so very fat.
I put a quarter on this one so you could get an idea of the size of the stem. This was our first year to grow them. Last year I had many people asking for them because they use the stems to make those fabric pumpkins you see with the real pumpkin stems. I like the pumpkin itself because it is so perfectly round and has such a beautiful color.
This Big Max pumpkin will be huge! Some of our biggest pumpkins have been the Big Max variety. I can see these clear across the field from my deck!
These Warty pumpkins are just kind of fun to use in decor. I always love the weird ones!
Although our pumpkins made it through the extreme drought, like so many other farms around, our corn did not. You can't open a Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze without corn. Sadly, we will not be open for this 2012 season. If you are interested, you can watch a clip from the Springfield KY3 TV news about our farm being closed because of the drought HERE. The cute guy standing in the field of sad corn is my husband Sam. It was a hard interview to do, but he did a great job!
On the lighter side, it's been a long time since we've had an opportunity to really enjoy some of the fall activities around our area and we are looking forward to them. We are also looking forward to next fall and seeing all of our friends and customers who come out to enjoy some good old fashioned fun in the country.
I'll leave you with my favorite picture from Silo Hill Farm. It is my 3 beautiful grandchildren heading out into the corn maze for the first time....when the corn was tall, green and happy and they were so very small! *sigh*