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Benefit of Bees

This story was on my local, morning news feed.  So interesting!  We have bee hives here at The Pumpkin Ranch.  The bees work hard for us, pollinating our plants AND giving wonderful honey to sell to you!  This is an interesting read.

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The Heat of the Moment

Does anyone remember the great (maybe not so great) song by Asia, “The Heat of the Moment?”  Ahhhh, the good old days!  I can’t seem to get that song our of my head these past 2 weeks.  Do you know why?!?!  It’s been blazing hot here, that’s why!  We’ve cooled down to 90-ish degree and […]

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Another Good One!

I can’t help myself….can you tell that I love food?  Especially when I can find great recipes that use local produce.  Here’s one you can make with any number of squash that we grow here at The Pumpkin Ranch.

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Here’s the Heat!

As Cooper says, “It’s smokin’ outside!”  It has been so hot here!  We had a pretty mild summer, but let me tell you, last week the heat set in and it’s here to stay for a while.  Last night we went out to the pumpkin field to cut some produce for a window display we […]

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Iowa State Fair Pumpkin

My family LOVES the Iowa State Fair.  Here is one of the great “little” finds at the fair this year.  Some year, we just may try to grow a monster.  Until then, we’ll admire the hard work of others!  Clearly, Cooper is amazed!

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A Creature of Habit

A few days ago the kids took a honey jar inventory for me.  Yes, it’s about that time of year to harvest honey again!  We decided we needed more jars so I got online, went to my suppliers site, clicked on my order from last year, and simply hit “Reorder”.  I love vendors that make […]

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Blinged Out Pumpkins

If you know me, you know I am not crafty!  My creativity does not channel itself through crafting.  However, I had a blast making these pumpkins to sell last year at The Pumpkin Ranch.  I will definitely be making more this year.

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Almost Here…

We have had amazingly mild temps this month.  I know a lot of farmers want the heat to mature their crop, but I have to say, I love having the windows open!  I love being able to work in the field and not be drenched in sweat in the first 5 minutes.  I know, I’m […]

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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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