Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yes, two adults and 3 children can get lost in a corn maze...

I know that Mike will totally disagree with this statement but I am the one with the better sense of direction between the 2 of us. It's true. I think it's a family trait because the Shook's in general don't have the best sense of direction. It's true. On Saturday we decided to try out a local corn maze at Ackerman Farms here in Morton. The family goes to our church and are the nicest people around. Very nice family. We were the only ones in the corn maze and I think it would have been hilarious to have been a fly on the wall watching us attempt this. It is quite an elaborate maze that John Ackerman cut himself. His wife, Eve, designs it and John cuts out the intricate maze. John hides 18 wooden pumpkins in the maze and each pumpkin has a letter and a number that correspond to a phrase that they have created. The kids had a ball finding the pumpkins that were scattered throughout the tall corn. There were areas where the corn was 10 feet tall. We would lose our direction and two times ended up at the start again. The Ackerman's have a tall blue silo that we tried to use as our point of reference. Once Cameron had to stand on Mike's shoulders and once Molly did to so they could search for the silo. We found 16 of the 18 pumpkins and were able to figure out what the saying was. It's cute - you take your sheet of paper back to the shop and if you get it right you get a Smarties or if you are wrong a Dum-Dum. We had a fun few hours out at the farm and the animals were a very bit hit, too. Here are some of the pictures from our adventure.


  1. I would have liked to be hovering overhead for that view!! Glad you had a great time!

  2. Mike and I joked that this could have really made our marriage unstable! And, my Aunt Kris would be proud - we let Cameron pee outside in the corn maze! :)

  3. Jerry would be proud too....he thinks that's just a part of life!! ;o)