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Maze Time Again - Preparations Underway

We're almost ready for the 2014 season. Here are some photos of Mark setting up the maze signage. These are the checkpoint and mystery questions that are used in some of the maze games you can participate in at Homestead Animal Farm. (That's Nellie supervising in the last photo.) So mark your calendar! The maze season begins soon. We'll see you at the farm this fall. 



The maze is open! So is the shop in the pumpkin barn

Take a look at all we have to offer during this year's maze season. Besides trying out the "Communication Through the Years" -themed maze, which includes a QR code mystery plus two other skill and knowledge games you can try out, we've got hay rides, the farm animal experience, plus dozens of items for sale in the Pumpkin Barn! For more information check out our schedule and activity price list. Here's a look at this years barn offerings.

 Oh, and Nellie is ready to go too!


Extra tall corn will make for a very challenging maze this year!

The corn is tall and the maze is cut. You can see by the pictures the maze will be a big challenge this year. The corn is 12ft. tall in areas and still growing! The pictures you see are of Mark standing next to the corn in mid-July.

Extra tall corn means a very challenging maze this year!

At times we have to recut the paths to trim new growth so they stay clean for you when you try your hand at navigating the maze. If you tackle the maze this October and get lost, don't worry...we'll rescue you when we harvest the corn in late November.

Mark recuts the path to keep it open for visitors this fall.

Nellie is a big help around the farm all summer. Maze cutting time is no exception. Sometimes all her supervising wears her out and she takes a break in the shade of the corn stalks.

Nellie takes a breather.

We should have an aerial photo in a few weeks so check back to see the picture. This year’s maze is called “Mitchapalooza ” in memory of Mark’s son Mitch. The maze will be open to the public in the fall on weekends from October 2 – October 31st from 10:00 AM – 6 PM. School tours are available during the week by appointment. We will also be open Wednesday October 27th 6:30PM  – 10:00PM and 
Thursday and Friday October 28th and 29th 10:00AM – 5:00PM.