Thanks to all for a great 2017 season
Posted 01 December 2017
We would like to thank the many local schools and service groups who provided popular concessions on weekends and Pro D days during October. And I would especially like to thank Betty, our hard working staff, and my siblings for all of their assistance this year.
Our best year ever comes to a close
With ample irrigation water, the pumpkins grew big and the corn grew tall. We were blessed with very nice weather during the last half of October, which kept the trails in the Maze much drier than last year.
The Corn Maze closed on October 31st, after a well attended bonfire and fireworks display. Wouldn't you know it, the rains started within a few days and the Pumpkin Patch is now flooded, with the left over pumpkins floating about. Talk about timing!
The first Trumpeter Swans were seen flying over the farm on October 26th. To date, as many as two hundred Trumpeter Swans have been seen on the flooded field or eating corn from the edge of the Maze. I have flattened some of the corn stalks around the edge of the Maze, as this allows the timid swans to better feed on the corn.
As the winds blow and the stalks start to deteriorate, more cobs lean closer to the ground, allowing Canada Geese and thousands of ducks to feed on the corn. By Spring there will be very few kernels of corn left and the remaining stalks and debris will be tilled in, before the Corn Maze is planted again next year.
Thanks again to everyone who has continued to support our "Family Fun in the Country". We look forward to seeing you back at the farm in 2018.
– The McNab Family & Staff