“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.
Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch- McPherson, KS 2013
Today’s weather was a surprise gift for us on the farm. In the midst of a drought partnered with scorching heat, God gifted us with an amazing day! When we left our home in McPherson to head to the farm, it was already a very humid 85 degrees. By the time we drove the 10 miles north to Johnstown, it was 74 degrees with a fabulous cool breeze! During the mostly cloudy day, we had light rains on and off. It was such a refreshing time.
We are beginning to truly gear up for the pumpkin patch season–trimming the tunnel, painting signs, etc. We also hauled off a tree that had fallen. There is still a good 9 feet of trunk standing. We are excited to see what Mark Childs, our chainsaw woodcarver, will do with it! Charis and Ben took their job very seriously. They are supposed to be taming the kittens, so that they will be friendly by October. The kids had a great time playing with the kittens on the hill.
We were so thankful for a reprieve from the heat! It was a joy to work around the farm, and it was a reminder that autumn really is just around the corner!!Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm 2012
We have arrived at the last weekend of our season!! We are looking forward to lots of fun. Mark Childs, chainsaw artist, will be finishing his bears at the patch. A FREE outdoor movie will be shown at sundown on Saturday! Come with blankets and enjoy a VeggieTale presentation. We are ready to move our pumpkins to good homes – so we will be reducing the price per pound on Saturday. On Sunday, we will be having The Great Pumpkin Sale – GET YOUR ARMS READY!!!
The calendar for the season has been added to this site. You can also find the schedule by clicking on the Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch button above. Keep checking back because it has been changing as we are adding new events and guest artists!
Oct. 1 & 2: Giant Pumpkins arrive for Johnstown Giant Pumpkin Contest. The pumpkins will be on display for the season.
Oct. 8: Come see the Pumpkin Train in the Hyllingsvest Parade in Lindsborg, KS, and then come on back for some family fun!
Oct: 15: Chainsaw artist, Mark Childs at work; Horse drawn wagon rides 2:00-4:00pm; Movie Night (free admission) 6:30 bring some blankets, snuggle up and enjoy Big Idea’s Veggie Tales!
Oct. 22: Pumpkin Carver, Nick Mourn, at work. Come see some truly unique carvings!
Oct. 23: Horse drawn wagon rides 2:00-4:00pm
Oct. 29: Movie Night (free admission) 6:30 bring some blankets, snuggle up and enjoy Big Idea’s Veggie Tales!
****Photographer, Julie Wisby of Cabin in the Woods Photography, will be available for autumn family portraits or candid shots every Saturday! Call and book ahead or have them taken on the spur of the moment!