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Whew!!!

It’s been hammer down here at The Ranch this past month.  The list seems to never end, yet when opening day arrives it seems to be done enough.  We have an incredible support staff!  If you’ve never been to The … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Can I redeem myself after my last post/confession?  I may not be a pumpkin carver, but this ABSOLUTELY INSPIRES ME!  So beautiful!  I am going to replicate this for a display this year.  I think…If I have enough time…and can … Continue reading

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Clever Carvers

Believe it or not, I’m not a fan of carving pumpkins.  Seriously…should I even admit that here?  It’s messy and hard and my poor kids usually have to do it with a babysitter or family member who takes pity on … Continue reading

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One more day…

“One more day of heat, I can do this.  One more day of heat, I can do this.  One more day of heat, I can do this.”  This is what I keep telling myself.  I know I’m not the only … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Expanded Hours

2013 is going to be a great season at The Pumpkin Ranch!  We are very excited to expand our hours to include FRIDAYS!  We will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 27 – October 27.  Fridays 10am-5pm, Saturdays … Continue reading

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