Archive for July, 2012

Walters’ Pumpkins Are Holding Their Own

   It’s truly hard to believe that the pumpkins, squashes, gourds, and corn maze are all holding their own here at Walters’ Pumpkin Patch in this hot, dry Kansas weather.   There has been no rain, and we do not irrigate our farm’s fields.    I always ask Our Father to help us with our crop as we begin planting…..it’s our religious belief, and He’s been taking care of His part of the crop in fine fashion.   The crops looks truly beautiful.   Growing our own pumpkins that our visitors can pick from the vine at our Kansas agritourism facility is something of which we are very proud.

Carroll is still working to complete his three amazing new attractions for Pumpkin Fest 2012.    Everyone will love what he has created this past year.    He has a vision and then making that vision a reality can leave him “scratching his head”!

Steve Cost from El Dorado has been putting together our new video of “How We Grow” to show the school groups and our visitors what happens during the rest of the year so that we do have a crop of pumpkins that we have grown.    Working with Steve has been fun and educational for him too!    We’ll have to get a big TV screen and the equipment to show the video here at the patch.   Doing the video may be the easy part!

Our Kansas corn maze is finished, and we’ll be posting aerial views before long.   Bob Doile will pilot the plane, and Bill Rebstock will be taking the aerial photos this week of our daring and exciting new maze design.   We’ll have paths for the school kids with an easy exit (so they don’t get lost in the big maze) and lots of dead ends and long paths to entertain everyone.   We will be setting up the Farm Scene Mystery Game in the maze for everyone to play the who-dunnit game.   Lots of fun planned at the pumpkin patch this fall.   By the way…..if you’ve never visited Walters’ Pumpkin Patch, we’re just 40 minutes NE of Wichita, Kansas and we promise that you’ve never experienced  more fun in 73 acres of farm than you will here at Walters’!   We’re open every day beginning September 15th through October 31st….hope to see you this fall.

Until next time…..we’re down in our Kansas pumpkin patch!