Before we plant our pumpkins, we lay down black poly mulch, with drip line. The black poly warms up the soil enough to speed up harvest by 2-3 weeks, and it also improves weed control dramatically (reduces labour by over 90%), and the drip line improves water use efficiency by more than 75% reduction in irrigation water.
Seeding our pumpkins is next, with over 17 varieties, which are large to very small, orange, white, yellow, combos, bumpy or warted, and gourds too. We love our Darlings, a small upright pumpkin, great for small jacko lanterns or in pies.
It takes lots of help and co-ordination to plant nearly 3,000 pumpkin seeds on 1/2 acre of land.
This years corn maze will surround the pumpkin patch. Very cool.
We have some very exciting news, on Saturday May 25, 2019 between 9:00pm-11:45 pm, we will be hosting a Paintball Zombie Shoot Ride. Tickets are $30 each, but if you buy them in advance they are $20 each. The ticket will get you a ride on our Zombie Hunting Trailers Ride and 100 paintballs to shoot at our horde of Zombies that are infesting our Paintball field. An extra 100 paintballs can be purchased during the ride for only $10.
We are limited to 120 spots only. 10 shooters per ride, and there are 4 rides per hour (so every 15 minutes). It's extremely addicting to shoot Zombies, and the flash of the glow paintballs under our black lights is intense.
Pick May 25, 2019 on our Vantora Reservation system, and available times will pop up for your group size. We do expect to sell out quickly.
If you can't get in for a time slot, we will have walk-ons after Midnight for a hour, but that will be $30 each.
We will have our usual firepit, canteen with popcorn, hot chocolate, cold drinks and snacks, and our hot kitchen with burgers, hot dogs, fries, poutine and such.
We have been working hard to improve our parking in a very limited space. We have found 4-5 additional spots in the yard (we have around 10-12 spots if everyone parks straight and behind each other, but it's not easy), by clearing back some small brush, and moving a few things around. It's nose in parking along the driveway.
George Lewko PAg, is a Professional Agrologist, with a certificate in Forensic Agrology. He grew up on his farm, and started Paintball Paradise Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1994. A combine accident left him with only his thumb on his right hand in 1997.