Nearly Perfect!

These days at Pumpkins Etc. have been nearly perfect! Bright blue skies, cool breezes, warm sun.

It seems like kids never tire of climbing on hay bales and running through the maze. There’s the fun of tromping out in the pumpkin field, or just searching and searching for the perfect pumpkin. We have all sizes and colors, and plenty to choose from.

Lots of families couldn’t resist taking photos all around, turning these playful moments into memories. Kids loved playing with the kittens in the barn, or just holding them to feel them purr.

And we have local foods, and of course, Grandma Ding’s fudge. Yum!

We’re open Tuesday through Sunday. Hope you’ll come visit us soon!

 

Harvest Season!

Hello friends,

We are happy to report that the barn is open and in full swing! Hope you will come visit us 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.  We are closed on Monday.

We have pumpkins, gourds, squash, mums and all the other delights of the season. It’s always fun for kids to select their pumpkins, climb on hay bales, wander the barn. And, of course, we have fudge!

Hope you’ll come visit us soon! And thank you for all your support for Bill during his recovery. We appreciate it.

See you soon!

 

We’ll Open in the Fall

pumpkins outdoorHello Friends, 

This summer has found us in a time of recovery. Bill had major heart surgery and the process of healing is slow and steady.

We are planning to open after the pumpkin harvest, as usual.

We will have our regular assortment of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bittersweet, mums and natural fall decorations. And Grandma Ding’s Fudge, of course!

We haven’t set an opening date yet. Please follow us on Facebook to stay in touch.

See you in the autumn!

Opening day 2015

Pumpkin Season Approaching! 

We’re busy getting ready for fall. It’s been a challenging year with way too much rain in May and June.  All planting was delayed almost a month.  We did mud the seed in the ground, tractors are heavy, so mud is not our friend.  Most pumpkins take 90 days to grow and mature.  With more rain, the weeds got ahead of us.  Pumpkins and weeds aren’t friends.  More challenges.  Other pumpkin growers in the area are in the same boat.

wheelWe’ll open a week later this year, Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’re open seven days a week through Halloween, closing at 6p..

We’ll find pumpkins someplace and hopefully by Oct., ours will be ready.  Our U-Pick Gourd Patch is a favorite for customers, currently it looks bleak.
Come visit us for pumpkins, mums, winter squash, bittersweet, corn stalks, straw, Indian corn and Grandma Ding’s fudge! We’ll also have tomatoes, summer squash and cucumbers!

We love having pre-schools and other groups visit! Contact us for details — just $2 a student and everyone gets a pumpkin to take home with them.  816-858-5758 to reserve a date.

See you soon.

Bill and Kathy Wright

Hallowe’en approaches!

It’s hard to believe, but Hallowe’en is almost with us! This month and this season have zoomed by.

Now in the early mornings, the fields are hidden in mists. The cooler days have the kittens jumping around like crazed creatures, then cuddling up in patch of sunshine — hard to resist. In the afternoon, the light slants so dramatically through the trees with their brilliant colors. 

We have plenty of pumpkins, ready for your creative touch in carving or painting.

You’ll also find a grand selection and variety of gourds, in all shapes and sizes.

Plus loads and loads of Indian corn, sorghum, bittersweet and so many other decorative items.

We hope to see you soon!

Indian Summer Days!

It’s been such fun at the barn this season!

We have a few surprises in store for you. If you’re looking for autumn decorations or fun decor for your Halloween party, you can select from a wide variety of options here. Consider:

  • Full size stalks of sorghum
  • Bundles of Indian corn
  • A cornucopia of mini pumpkins and gourds
  • Bunches of vibrant bittersweet
  • Painted gourds and pumpkins

While you’re here, be sure to check out our supply of local honey and, of course, Grandma Ding’s fudge!

Kids have been having a great time here, running around the fields, playing in the maze and climbing on the hay bales. It’s great to see the little ones exploring and laughing in the fields, and picking out their favorite pumpkins.

One of my near-daily delights is seeing the little ones who invariably pick a pumpkin about half their own size!

Come visit! We’d love to see you here.

Glorious Harvest Days

Can you believe how beautiful our autumn days are?

I love the way the light slices through the trees in the early hours, sometimes diffused in the ground fog. The pumpkins and gourds like it too — we have such a healthy crop!

The U-pick gourds fields are just laden! It makes for fun harvesting. Small children especially enjoy the different shapes and colors. Gourds you pick off the vines are six for $1. And if you don’t want to pick your own, choose from the ones we’ve picked and washed, at three for $1.

While you’re here, you’ve GOT to see the bursting mums! Some are in full bloom, some are still budding. Watch for the Montauk Daisies — they are just starting to open and have  quite unusual foliage,  almost leather looking, very hardy.

We’re here everyday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with free admission. We hope to see you soon!

Kathy and Bill

Kathy and Bill Wright

 

Pumpkin Time!

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Yes, it’s time to visit Pumpkins Etc!

We are enjoying the beautiful days of Indian Summer, and we’re filling our barn with all the wonderful decorations of the season.

It’s a perfect time to bring your family for a stroll in the tallgrass maze, to pick your own pumpkins and to be dazzled by the 42 varieties of bloomin’ mums. Your club or organization can sell mums as a fundraiser.

Kathy and Bill Wright

Admission is free.

We also welcome groups! It’s great fun for classes of schoolkids.

Come visit!