July 20, 2018 After the Wind Storm

Just when we thought all the bad weather was going around us last night and folks were enjoying their pulled pork dinner, high winds came in and sent everyone to the barn, the porch OR lots of folks helped hold the tents in place.  When it was apparent it wasn’t just a quick thing, we…

July 18, 2018

We had a great opening day yesterday!  Thank you to everyone that came out.  David Dove & Friends were awesome last night!  They were the perfect kick-off to our music lineup.

Monday, July 16, 2018

This field is sooo ready for Tuesday–can’t wait to open tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

I believe this is the reddest bloom we have ever had in the field to date!  Can’t wait to open on Tuesday!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Great new garden basket designs from Don Brown Be sure to check out these new garden basket designs from artist Don Brown in our Sunflower Marketplace at the Sunflower Festival!  We open Tuesday, July 17!

Schedule of Events

2nd Annual Cut-your-own Sunflower Festival Tuesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 22  A full acre of beautiful, ornamental sunflowers. Take pictures with the sunflowers, cut some to take home. $5 admission per adult, children under 16 are free. Sunflowers are $1 each. Open each day from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Live music each evening…

First blooms!

We have blooms!  The sunflowers are weirdly shorter than last year, but appear to be just as packed with blooms–feeling good about opening day next Tuesday, July 17!

Sunflower Festival Schedule of Events

Our musicians and events are set so we are committed to a start date of Tuesday, July 17 for the Sunflower Festival.  We are a little worried, the field doesn’t seem as far along as it should be, but the plants really grow those last two weeks with bright sunshine and hot weather! We will…

Growing update

Oh, my goodness, when we woke up to pounding hail early Tuesday morning, I thought we were in real trouble, but the sunflowers were not damaged!!  It was perfect timing for the rain and we don’t think we will have to irrigate again.

Desperate times call for desperate measures

We are so, so paranoid about the deer this year.  Short of extending our fence to seven feet, we are trying other things.  One is a horrible-smelling deterrent we spray around the far corner of the field and now we have added these flashing, banging aluminum pans where they normally enter.  So far, so good!