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Archive for August, 2011


I have found some wonderful local crafters who will be providing me with fun goods to sell this year at The Pumpkin Ranch.  Expect to see a great variety of painted pumpkins and gourds as well as sweet gift and home decor items.   I am very excited about these buckets that come in a variety of […]

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Today, we are getting some much needed rain!  What does Mother Nature have in store for us this year at The Pumpkin Ranch?  The fall of 2009 brought 3 inches of snow on the second weekend in October.  In 2010, it rained all of September.  One does not forget picking pumpkins in mud, rain, and […]

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I’m taking a little break from pumpkins today and looking back at photos from the summer.  Here are a few other things I’m growing around here…..

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A New Slide!

The latest addition to the new playground at The Pumpkin Ranch is a second slide!  The new spiral slide has been tested over and over again by Cooper.  And I’m happy to announce that it has his seal of approval!  The playground, straw maze and hay rack ride to the pumpkin patch are included in our admission […]

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Her Summer Job

She may only be 5 years old, but everyone does a little work around The Pumpkin Ranch.  One of Layla’s job this summer is to water our mums.  We potted 70 mums this spring and she’s done a great job!  They started out as a little spring, just a few inches tall.  She wasn’t thrilled […]

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Straw Castle and Zip line? Yes Please!

On one of our 100 + degree days, we unloaded about 500 bales of straw at The Pumpkin Ranch and stacked them in the barn to use this fall.  How will we use them? Some will be sold to customers for fall decorating, but most will be used in our straw castle.  And in the straw castle, […]

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