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Pumpkin Patches

Learning to Work

The first year we started The Pumpkin Ranch, the kids were 5 and 2.  It was a little challenging to get much work done!  They started out by just being with us as we worked.  At 5 and 2, they came up with many games and adventures of their own in the barn or pumpkin […]

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Iowa’s Mega Corn Maze 2013

One of the most commonly asked questions at The Pumpkin Ranch is, “How do you cut your corn maze?”  The short answer….”We don’t!”  There is a family-owned company, Maze Play, that travels the country cutting mazes all summer.  Months prior to their arrival at The Pumpkin Ranch, we work together on a design.  They map […]

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Fall Birthday Parties

One of the most fun events we host at The Pumpkin Ranch is definitely birthday parties.  It’s so great to see the kids enjoying the zip lines, horseback riding, running through the patch looking for the perfect pumpkin, and searching through the corn maze for all of the checkpoints.  If you’re interested in having a […]

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We’re getting there…

Last weekend was a major work weekend around here.  We are blessed with great employees at The Pumpkin Ranch.  We have staff of all ages and in all stages of life and they bless us with their hard work ethic and great attitudes.  When you come to see us this fall,  you will understand what […]

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Hardest Workers Around

Dave was able to take these two great pictures of bees working hard on our remaining pumpkin blooms.  Their job is almost done as most flowers are now turning into our gorgeous pumpkins, gourds and squash!

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Straw, Straw, Straw

Straw anyone?  On the hottest day of the summer so far, at the time of day when the temperature peaked…our crew went out to the field to pick up 300 bales of hay.  I mean really, isn’t that when straw is supposed to be picked up?  Too bad for all involved that was just the […]

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The Gatekeeper

Isn’t he a cute gate keeper?  Cooper’s job this summer is to open and close gates as we drive through and check pumpkins, bees and corn.  He’s handy to have around.  All of us get to stay on the 4 wheeler.  So far, he’s done a great job.  We have had no horses escape from […]

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Busy Bees

Honey anyone?  The pumpkins are busy blooming and vining out, which means these guys are super busy!  Again this year, we will have honey and honey comb available for purchase at The Pumpkin Ranch.  My honey comb sold out quickly last year, so I promise to have more this year! Is this picture blurry?  I […]

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FOOD!

I am a food lover!  Here are some links to my new favorite recipes that I’ve tried (and loved) over the past winter.  Notice they are all made with products we sell right here at The Pumpkin Ranch! 1. Granola Bars from The Pioneer Woman, using our honey. 2. Pumpkin Sour Cream Coffee Cake – […]

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County Fair

Wouldn’t bottle calves be fun to have at The Pumpkin Ranch?  Your kids could come and feed the cute little, big eyed calves with a bottle?  Our kids have experienced their first bottle calf and are taking her to the Madison County Fair in a few days.  It’s been a lot of hard work, but […]

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