BOOM! The First 20,000 Pounds of Pumpkins Are in the Yard

Papa’s Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 9, and we started hauling the pumpkins in from the fields last night! There are lots of highlights in owning a pumpkin patch and welcoming guests for the annual visit; none of them tops bringing the first pumpkins in the yard and setting them, stem up, against the lush green…

What a difference 1 week and 2″ of rain makes

Look at these beautiful speckled swan gourds! They were barely the size of an 8 oz. water glass a little over a week ago. Two inches of rain and a week of 80-degree temps, and these babies are gorgeous. They’re easily the size of adult feet and they’ve got LOTS of cousins in Papa’s Pumpkin Patch….

30 Days and Counting!

It’s hard to believe but opening day at Papa’s Pumpkin Patch is just 30 days away! That’s right. The official opening day is Monday, Sept. 10. Papa and the family have been diligent in making the ‘to do’ lists to be sure we are ready for visitors like you. Yesterday included a check on the…

Papa’s Corn and Pumpkins Are Popping Up!

We’ve been short on a string of warm days to raise the soil temperature, and still the corn and pumpkins are popping up! We can make out clear rows for the corn maze, and the pumpkins are starting to peek their heads through. Papa planted little and large pumpkins, along with speckled swan (gourds). We’ll…