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Archive for July, 2011

The Bloom

The pumpkins in our pumpkin patch have started to bloom.  Here is one of the beauties that will soon open and then form a pumpkin.  The kids love watching this process.  We are often asked how long it takes to grow pumpkins.  Depending on the variety, they take about 90-120 days from planting to maturation…not long.  […]

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Kidfest

 The Pumpkin Ranch was asked to participate in the first Kidfest in Winterset. We brought our newest jump house and had a great time seeing people we knew in our community and meeting new folks as well. It was a fun, but VERY HOT, morning! An added bonus for our kids was they got to […]

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Gourd-geous!

We spent 2 full days cleaning and decorating gourds to sell at The Pumpkin Ranch this fall.  It was our first time and here’s what we discovered…cleaning them is not that much fun!  But, decorating them is!   Last year, many customers asked me about the process.  Here is is….. 1.  Let the gourds dry for […]

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CORN MAZE!

On Thursday, our corn maze was cut and today, a customer of our sponsor was flying over our area and guess what caught his eye?  THIS…… Thank you Toyota of Des Moines for sponsoring our maze this year.  The maze is 9.3 acres with 5 miles of paths.  Within this maze is a long version […]

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