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REAL Autumn Weather

I have to admit that it felt quite cold today out on the farm.  I love the brisk autumn weather, but coupled with the mist this morning…brrrr! Once we were outside running around, we warmed up a bit.  The hot cider and coffee were helpful too.  Besides, do you really want to pick pumpkins on a 90 degree day? Tonight there is a frost/freeze warning. Of course, this is a bit dangerous especially for our pre-picked pumpkins, BUT we have it all under control. It takes some work, but all of our pre-picks are tucked in snug tonight. Tomorrow, come on out and choose one of the most coddled pumpkins on the planet!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on October 6, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Family Memories

We enjoyed a great opening weekend at Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch! My favorite part was, as always, watching families connect, play, and make memories. I am looking forward to the week filled with our Agriculture Education classes “In the Class and On the Farm” program.

  A brand new world for this little guy!

This little guy is too cute!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on October 1, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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First Day!

It was a beautiful day at Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch! Thank you to everyone who came out for the “pick of the patch”. Here are just a few…

 

We loved having Sundance Farm bring out their ponies again. Rye and Andy are so sweet! Scotty was out pulling his wagon in style too!

 

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on September 30, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Today’s the Day!

Today is the kick-off of the pumpkin patch season for Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch at Johnstown Farm, nestled in the Smoky Valley between McPherson and Lindsborg.There is a beautiful selection of pumpkins and gourds from which to choose. The perfect jack-o-lantern is waiting inside of one of those pumpkins just for you!

Sundance Farm will be with us today from 1-4:00. Horse drawn wagon rides with Scotty in the lead!

Come out to enjoy a beautiful autumn day with your family and play all day. We’ve got plenty of Grammy’s famous cinnamon rolls and cookies fresh from the oven. We are excited to see old friends and make new friends this season!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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Johnstown Giant

If you are on our mailing list, or if you live in the Johnstown area, you are aware of the 2nd annual Johnstown Giant Pumpkin contest.  Last year we hosted the event for the first time. We invited neighbors from the Johnstown area to try their hand at growing a giant pumpkin. On the evening of the contest, we weighed and measured all the entries. There were prizes for everyone (thanks to Kola Johnson). My favorite part came over supper when stories were shared of relatives and friends “back in the day” Johnstown.  Leland brought his guitar and closed out our night with some singing. What a great time to enjoy neighbors and reflect on my heritage and the work, tears, and yes, laughter that went into building up a homestead and small country community.

Well, as a sneak peek, here is our plant that is growing this year’s Johnstown Giant. I admit with this year’s season, our giant could have been planted earlier, but we are still holding out hope for a GREAT BIG entry!

This year’s Johnstown Giant hopeful!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch 2012, McPherson, KS
 
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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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