Oct 17-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: October: Oct 17-11
Pumpkins in the pumpkin patch    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bryan Hoffman
Pumpkins a-plenty    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bryan Hoffman
Picking out pumpkins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Virginia Hoffman
Heading to the Corn Maze    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Virginia Hoffman

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 09:08 am:

Bryan and Virginia Hoffman, along with their kids, recently headed to the Somero Farm in Dollar Bay, for some fall type fun. It all started in the pumpkin patch, where the kids paused for smiles while hunting for the perfect pumpkin to bring home with them. After that mission was accomplished, they headed to the entrance of the corn maze, testing their directional skills and enjoying plenty of laughs and smiles. You can't beat fun things like this to do together, especially when they don't cost a bundle of cash. Great way to make wonderful memories as a family.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 09:40 am:

IF you visit, call to see when they'll be launching pumpkins with their trebucheau;that alone is worth the trip!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 09:43 am:

Plenty of pumpkins in the north this year. Doesn't seem like there are quite as many in the south with the drought however.

We ended up getting back last night just before 7 in the evening and was greeted by 88 degree heat!! A far cry from the high 30s and rain/snow we left in Houghton Saturday morning. No matter; it was a grand time in the Keweenaw if only for a couple days. Even got treated to some nice fall colours although I would suspect the leaves are all gone by now with the winds over the weekend.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:11 pm:

Next to the pretty autumn tree colors, my other favorite photos (in autumn) are pumpkins! Love 'em!

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 12:32 pm:

Did you hear about the family that got lost in a corn maze last week? They had to call 911 to get out.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 02:20 pm:

I think the Great Pumpkin will visit the Keweenaw this year, Linus (lol). All good photos.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 02:29 pm:

I agree with you Tom, Linus will visit the Great Pumpkin in the Keweenaw! He sure will have his pick of them! The pictures are good. Memories made to remember!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 04:13 pm:

LOL! Yes, I heard about that incident, RD.....I think I would've been too embarrassed to call 911.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 04:57 pm:

Ummmm, just cause you're in a maze doesn't mean you can't walk thru the rows if you're trapped and its getting dark........ and what a great idea to take a 3 week old baby in there too.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 05:48 pm:

We just visited a pumpkin patch this weekend for our little holiday display. There were literally tons of pumpkins. It's a fun time of year.

By JH (Thumbgardener) on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 06:04 pm:

Great fall pictures. This is my favorite time of year and I love corn mazes. Down this way in the thumb area is a really good 13 acre corn maze. I always take a map of the maze when we go in. Last year toward the end we got turned around and couldn't find our place so finally we spotted a little path someone had made for a quick out and we cheated too.

They have a lot of activities and also the trebuchet to hurl the pumpkins on the weekends. Toward the end of the season there is a moonlight corn maze.

By Danbury (Danbury) on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 06:03 am:

These pictures remind me of the Europapark where I'm working occasionally (for those who don't know me, that'd be in Germany). Part of their Halloween decorations are 160 000 pumpkins. By the way - hi all!

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