The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

Children of the Corny

As we continue to adjust to a new state, a new job, a new climate and a new lifestyle, our strategy to speed this process up is to soak in as much of the local color and culture as we can. This past weekend we had a chance to do just that in the form of a corn maze at Poppell Farms in Jesup, Georgia. Even the name Jesup just sounds southern. There are not many corn mazes in Alaska or Costa Rica. In fact this time of year you would have better luck finding a snow maze in Alaska, so this would be a new experience for us all.

Kassie keeps on growing.

Jake is trying to catch up.

Perfect for me!

Heading in for a sunset jaunt through the corn

It’s all fun and games until it gets dark.

Poppell Farms  hosts a corn maze, haunted forest, petting zoo and general fall event every fall. It is a southern as fried chicken, and it has a true fall feeling, warm, yellow, crunchy and just overall fally. Something that lasted about a week in Alaska, and was non-existent in Costa Rica, is very present here and celebrated; with farms, hay rides, decorations and more. The farm had the giant hay maze, and when we arrived the corn had already started to turn yellow and crunchy. The maze was several acres big and from a bird’s eye view it was supposed to be in the shape of the two presidential candidates. From ground level it was hard to tell, but I do think we got lost in Obama’s ear for quite a while. The corn maze was littered with corn and plastic eggs full of surprises and some sections the plants were well over 8 feet tall. Confusing in the light, scary in the dark.

I can’t say that no corn was thrown.

feeding dinner.

too pretty to eat.

ummm, please don’t feed the animals corn.

Livy’s favorite smiley face.

Speaking of dark, as soon as all the daylight is gone, the haunted forest was open for business. The highlight of our visit was probably the haunted forest, at least for those of us who were not crying and screaming (ummm I am not admitting anything), and perhaps for those as well. It was a true trail through a real forest with ghouls, goblins, zombies, screams and the traditional scary redneck with a chainsaw to chase you out the door. It was a great  exhilarating experience and left a trail of tears and screams for those who dared followed us into the deep dark maze.

this is what I always pictured as a fall sunset

Jake waiting for a sunset scare.

riding the pipe

daddy helping.

Jerms vs. the bull and dad.

In between the maze and haunted forest we had time to feed the horses, goats, rabbits, birds catfish and ourselves. There were plenty of things for the kids to jump or climb on and even a room full of corn to roll around in. Jeremy decided to try his hand at bull riding, and I controlled the bull. Jeremy ended up on his back, and the bull ended up upside down. I would call it a draw. There were a lot of unique things to see and do and to me, a fall novice, it lived up to what my vision of a fall carnival would be. It was warm, a little breezy and smelled like corn and farm animals. And I had to continually remind myself that the crunch beneath my feet was not from a layer of fresh new snow, but from the shedding dry leaves of the corn stalks. It’ll take me a few years to get used to that one.

Jakey do you see a way out?

ahhh the corn.

what a way to end the day.

4 responses

  1. kim bennett

    that was great Glen. Look like a very fun day.With hopefully many more to come.Kepp us posted.thanks,Kim

    October 30, 2012 at 4:48 am

    • Dawn

      You guys always have so many adventures. What are you doing in Georgia? Love the
      pictures especially the no teeth and Tra in the corn. Would love to hear from you . Dawn & Marv

      November 2, 2012 at 7:21 am

      • Dawn, it is good to hear from you. Yep, we are at it again. It is a long story how we ended up here, and the ending has yet to be written, but for now we really like it. The short story is that I am working again and this is where the job is. The weather is nice, the food is good and plentiful and the people are kind.

        November 5, 2012 at 4:49 am

  2. Hi Glenn,

    I just found your blog through Google. So glad that you had a chance to visit with us in 2012 and that you and your children had a good time. Not sure of your location but if you are in the area please come back and visit with us again!

    Tanya Poppell
    Poppell Farms
    Odum, Ga.

    August 17, 2013 at 5:46 am

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