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If there is one thing that is true about a farm, it is that there are always projects for everyone. With a little supervision from Papa, the cousins undertook this project – a playhouse made of pallets.

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

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Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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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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More “In the Class and On the Farm” Agriculture Education

Mrs. Baker’s 2nd grade class was a joy today! Lots of learning and lots of fun was had by all. Thank you to Angie Krehbiel (Krehbiel’s Specialty Meats), Harry Watts (Farm Bureau), and Ron Frank (Farm Bureau) for sponsoring this program and for joining us for the day.

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Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch-McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Agriculture Education and Wiggles and Giggles

We had a fun time with the young ones from Wiggles and Giggles this morning as they explored the farm and the pumpkin patch.

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This afternoon we headed to Elyria Christian School to visit with their 2nd graders. They are participating in the In the Class and On the Farm (ICOF) agriculture education program. This afternoon we discussed the definition of agriculture, and we discovered the many ways that we are each affected by agriculture every day. Just ask them, they’ll let you know!

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See you Monday for your day on the farm, second graders!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 
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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Agriculture Education

 

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Dairy On the Farm

I am excited to welcome Southwest Dairy to the pumpkin patch on October 27. They will have their mobile classroom at Johnstown Farm from 1:00 to 5:00 on the last Sunday of the season!

Grammy’s Pumpkin Patch – McPherson, KS 2013

 

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

As I checked out the patch this morning, here’s what I found:

The GOOD-nice looking Polar Bear pumpkins, maturing gourds, and an amazing spider among other pollinators

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The BAD-squash bug eggs and hatchlings

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The UGLY-a spot of “stressed” plants covered with black insects

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I was concerned about these ugly bugs and vines, so I collected some sample insects, snapped some pictures with my tablet (loving the help of technology), and headed to Stutzman Garden Center. The diagnosis was good-those are not aphids or mites, just some gnats attracted to the pumpkin nearby that had been nibbled on by some critter. The critter is most likely to blame for the damaged vines too. Whew!

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Grammy's Pumpkin Patch

 

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