Such glorious days! Here’s a few scenes from a perfect weekend at Pumpkins Etc. Come visit us: Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission, but no dogs, please. We have a great selection … Continue reading →
I know some of you are disappointed we aren’t open every day; even Friday, Saturday, Sunday is hard on this old lady.
Business has been great and I have wonderful help from Jane Wright, Derrick Vanderweide, Beth Willett, Chase, Brooke and others.
We have numerous very nice pumpkins for you to pick from, in the field and around the barn. We’re still picking on other farms, a great pumpkin year. The mums are bright and brilliant, plus Montack Daisies. And a big variety of flavors of Grandma Ding’s Fudge, too.
Looks like a real autumn weekend ahead. Hope to see you Friday, Saturday or Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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!
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.
We’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.
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 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!