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I have a dream!

If you know me, you know that I love the Indianola Ballon Classic.  We go every year.  It’s a wonderful time and I find something so relaxing about watching the ballons.  What if we could have a tethered hot air balloon at The Pumpkin Ranch?  I’m hoping to make an announcement soon that will involve […]

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Growing Pumpkins and Puppies

We dabble in a few things here at The Pumpkin Ranch.  Dave loves to bird hunt, so we always have dogs and about once a year we have puppies.  While Dave worked hard on the playground expansion, the kids and puppies worked hard wearing each other out.  And me?  I just took pictures.

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Playground Expansion

We’ve been working on adding some new attractions to our free zone at The Pumpkin Ranch this year.  One add is to our playground.  Dave took 2, 18″ diameter telephone poles, cut them down, put a 30′ long telephone pole across the top and BAM!  We have new tire swings.  Only one tire swing is […]

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Family Fun….and some Good Food

I am looking for a few new specialty items to carry in our concession stand for the 2011 season at The Pumpkin Ranch.  Hey, doesn’t every pumpkin patch need a little gourmet food?  OK, gourmet maybe stretching it….but doesn’t every pumpkin patch need some not-so-good-for-you-but-so-yummy-food? I’m thinking these…. Pecan Caramel Bars with a Shortbread Crust And […]

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