We grow a variety of squash. One of the most popular squash is the acorn – green on the outside and yellow on the inside:
My personal favorite is the carnival squash. Not only is the outside pretty but the inside is extra smooth and sweet. I’m not going to lie – I do load on the butter and brown sugar.
Spaghetti squash is becoming increasingly popular as well. The inside is stringy – it’s interesting. We use spaghetti squash as a substitute for noodles in – you guessed it – spaghetti dishes and lasagna dishes – here’s a link to some different recipes.
For those of you who want to be authentic we also have pumpkins which are specifically for pies and bars. You can distinguish a pie pumpkin by its small dark speckles. Want to be daring and experiment with a pie pumpkin??? Here is a link to step-by-step directions to prepare a pie pumpkin!
During October you can weave your way through the corn maze! Scarecrows are hidden throughout the maze. If you can find and identify all of the scarecrows in the maze you can enter your name in a weekly drawing for various prizes.
The crazier the shape and color the better – we grow some pretty funky gourds for decoration. Take a look:
Bird House Gourds
The technical name for these is “Red Warty Things”
These are called “Turks Turbans”
Various other gourds:
Decorating for fall has become about as popular as decorating for Christmas. We want to see you get creative – corn stalks to tie around your light posts, bales of straw for pumpkin displays or for building your own scarecrow. We also have ‘Indian Corn’ – a popular fall door decoration. If you have pictures of your fall decorations from the farm send them to us – we’d love to share your ideas!
Here’s a quick shot of a beautiful – sunny – fall day at the farm. Wouldn’t it be great if we could bottle up these days to last us through the long winter!
We have row – after – row of pumpkins of all different sizes, shapes, and colors already picked from the field for you to choose from. However, if you prefer – starting this coming weekend (September 24-25) you will also be able to trek to the pumpkin patch to pick your own from the field!! Pick-your-own pumpkins will be available on Saturdays and Sundays – weather permitting of course. Keeping your pumpkin from getting a little soft before Halloween can be a little tricky but here are some suggestions to keep it in good shape for as long as possible. Wait to carve it! Exposing the inside of the pumpkin makes it soften quickly. Keep your pumpkin from freezing – at night when the forecast calls for a frost set your pumpkin in the garage.
This weekend truly was the mad rush to get everything ready before the mad rush. Arguably one of the most important parts of getting ready – besides picking all of the pumpkins of course – is painting the trademark bales! They can’t help but put a smile on your face. You can’t miss them as you drive down Hwy 83 between Mukwonago and Genesee.
Which bale is your favorite? – let us know – leave a comment
Do you have fun pictures of you and your family with bales from previous years? Email them to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) – we’ll try to post them.
Welcome to The Schuett Farms Blog! Throughout the year we will update you with pictures and information regarding all the latest happenings at the farm. In the fall we harvest crops such as soybeans, corn, oats and wheat. We also sells everything fall related: pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins, and pumpkins, squash, corn stalks, straw, gourds and Indian corn. We have a corn maze for you to get lost in as well as a field for pick-your-own pumpkins. In the winter we sell Christmas trees, wreaths and garland. Come spring we are busy planting crops! All summer we bail hay and sell the sweetest sweet corn.