SonHarvest Seasons opens early this year to allow more time and space for its customers
FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -
The pumpkin patch in Riverton is now open to the public, and even earlier than in previous years. Now there’s more time and opportunity for wide open spaces and fresh air to pick your perfect pumpkin.
Owner of SonHarvest Kim Peil mentioned how she and her husband started with the raspberries, but then expanded, “We had a little more property to use up, so we started a pumpkin patch. Initially it was just to supply grocery stores with pumpkins. Now it is a full blown pumpkin patch every year for our community and for Wyoming.”
Kim said that the early frost slowed them down a little bit, putting a stop to the work they were doing. She said she does get concerned about the weather sometimes, but her and her husband’s love for farming especially, is part of what keeps them going with damaged crops and uncertain times.
“I’m probably the one that struggles with the weather more than Brian does. I kind of panic when I see a big storm coming," joked Kim.
She added, "I also want to just say that we have a very strong faith in God, and that propels us and we trust Him for what’s going to come, He already knows anyway. That faith really helps us through the storms.”
Kim said if she were to guess, they have about 60-70 varieties of pumpkin, squash, and gourds on their property.
“You may not realize that just the basic orange pumpkins, we probably have 10 to 15 varieties. We throw the seeds together and just plant all of the orange ones together pretty much, but then we have large varieties, we have small varieties, and then we have all of the ornamentals,” noted Kim.
But picking our your own pumpkin, gourd, or squash isn’t all that SonHarvest has to offer, you can also try making it out of their 10 acre corn maze.
“The corn maze is one of those things that I usually draw a picture of, and then later take it apart and put it into a maze format. We’ve had an owl, we’ve had a rooster, we’ve had a tractor, we’ve had a scarecrow. This year is a scarecrow, we’ve had a pirate ship, lots of different things. So, I usually draw it, then I turn it into a maze, and then Brian takes our small Kubota with a tiller, and tills out the paths with it,” mentioned Kim.
SonHarvest Seasons is open 9 a.m. to sunset daily, but on Sundays they are open from 2 p.m. until sunset.
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