Friday, November 2, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

A.J. Nuckols of St. Andrews UMC operates a pumpkin patch each year.
He plants dozens of varieties of pumpkins for people to select.There was one small one call an "Ironsides" that was so hard you couldn't carve it.

They have a pumpkin hunt, where they scatter small pumpkins in tall grass and let kids go hunt for them.

They have a maze made from the big round bales of hay. Though eventually there are more kids climbing on top of the hay bales, than there are walking their way through.

On Saturday evenings they will often have a bonfire and a band playing.
They have hay rides that go out out through the pumpkin patches.

A.J. had a corn labyrinth this year, but with the drought this year, the corn only grew waste high. He designed and cut the labyrinth using a GPS device.

It's a nice day in the country. It's fun and a great family excursion. If you didn't make it out this year, I suggest you mark your calendars for next year.

St. Andrews UMC goes down on Saturdays and sells hot dogs, soft drinks, chips, and some baked goods as a fund raiser.

A.J. demonstrates an antigue machine that removes the kernels from the ear of corn.

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