Sunday, October 11, 2009
Pumpkin Pickin' time in Kentucky
Five year old Tristan Betterelli of Winchester, KY has a splendid time pickin' pumpkins at Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch in Bath County.
Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch offers local fall fun
By: Kym King
Pumpkins and fodder shocks and mums, oh my! It’s the harvest season and time to gather in some fall decorations from down on the farm.
Bushels of family fun are just waiting to be discovered on this 112 acre family farm the Webb family has called home for more than 100 years.
Since its humble beginnings in 1999, Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch has grown from a small patch of pumpkins sold on the “honor system” to a full-fledged business that keeps the family busy from daylight to dark for six weeks during the fall.
“I wanted to find some way to keep the family farm a working farm”, Andrea Webb- Smith said. “It seems God’s answer to my prayers was pumpkins. Our Agritourism journey began in 1998 with a vision to share the beauty of God’s creation through the life of a farmer”, Smith said.
More than just a place to pick out a jack-o-lantern, Smith and her sister, Alicia Webb-Trimble, have cultivated a special place where folks of all ages can enjoy the simple beauty of autumn’s harvest.
Visitors can enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride or a tractor driven hayride, a corn maze, or a crawl through hay rolls as well.
Goats, chickens, calves and miniature donkeys can be found down on the farm as well.
In addition to a variety of pumpkins, Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch also offers gourds, squash, Indian corn, mini popcorn, fodder shocks and mums. Baled straw is also available.
For the Webb sisters, Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch began with a vision and became successful through faith, hard work.
“I believe that we have been very successful in maintaining our
family farm”, Smith said. “We began the agricultural diversification process 11 years
ago. Through hard work and God's abundant blessings we have seen the
visitors to our farm grow from a few hundred in 1998, to 15,000-20,000 in
There is, Smith believes, a future for the next generation of farmers.
“I think that with a vision and a love for the land, future
farmers can accomplish great things”.
Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch invites everyone to come share in the blessing of their fall harvest and to create a lifetime of memories with your friends and family.
You can contact Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch at (859) 585-8000 for additional information.
If you have stories of rural farm life to share with our readers you can contact Kym King at firstname.lastname@example.org