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Planted, partially

It is about two weeks later than normal, but we finally could get in to some of our fields to plant our patches. After three years of significant drought, I cannot complain about the rain that put us behind in planting. The miniatures, giants, and some gourds are in the ground, weed blocked, and watered.

It was a fairly quick job with some great help and most appreciated cloud cover. We definitely could have done without the swarms of mosquitoes. Unfortunately, I am afraid they are around for awhile.

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Here's what Ben thinks of the mosquitoes.

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Charis is putting 3 seeds every 2 ft.

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Transplanting is tricky with cucurbits.

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2014 @ Johnstown Farm-McPherson, KS

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Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Eggs, Eggs, Eggs

We have decided that our hens are just plain crazy!

Normally, the hens experience a “slow” laying season each year. Unfortunately, their slow time is our busy pumpkin patch time. The slow down is mainly due to fall molting, shorter colder days, and sheer numbers of visitors at the farm. This year, their egg production did not pick up much at all after their molting. Our minds began to contemplate lots of fried chicken, chicken and rice, and chicken and noodles this winter. They must of read our minds because against all odds (production should slow during cold snaps), those ladies began laying – and laying lots!

So….if you are interested in Johnstown Farm Fresh Eggs, give us a call! I know many of you asked about the eggs during the fall when we were running out each day. This is your chance to get in on the benefits of fresh eggs!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm – McPherson, KS 2014

 

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Merry Christmas to All!

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Merry Christmas to all of the families and friends of Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch! We wish you a blessed time of joy as you celebrate this white Christmas.

We enjoyed reconnecting with friends and meeting new ones at the patch this year. If you happen to be missing a jacket or two, check with Grammy and Papa at the farm. We have a few in the Lost and Found.

 
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Posted by on December 22, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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And the Winner Is….

The winner of the 3rd Annual Johnstown Giant contest is Daryl Johnson, mayor of Johnstown. He and his wife, Kola, grew the 227 lbs. giant. They were the reigning 2012 champions as well. Congratulations, neighbors!

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The Johnstown Giant weigh-in is always one of my favorite days of the season. I love the storytelling, music, dancing, and food!

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Pumpkin Carving

Nick Mourn will be out at Grammy’s this weekend carving. His unique style brings lots of smiles to those of us watching him create. Here is his character from last year:

  

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2013- McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Agriculture Education- Eisenhower 2nd Graders

Today the 2nd graders from Eisenhower Elementary continued their agriculture education. What an “ag-citing” day!

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Thank you to Farm Bureau, Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats, Artshirt, Kiwanis, MidKansas Coop, Tractor Supply for sponsoring this adventure in agriculture!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch-McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Creating Bears

“I just carve away anything that isn’t a bear.” That’s how Mark Childs, chainsaw artist, carves his bears out here on the farm.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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