He's been doing this since high school, been living here all his life, so Kyle has a lot of memories of life at the farm. Today he shared with me some of his favorites.
This was in 1999, one of the first years Kyle sold pumpkins at his grandparent's house in Lancaster. Check out high-schooler Kyle unloading pumpkins! This first memory is really where it all began.
The first news article, published in the Herald Independent, written about the farm.
These were taken in 2013 on some of the busier days of the fall season. Kyle remembers being amazed at the crowds on these days, and to this day he is humbled by and takes inspiration from the people who come to support him and enjoy the farm experiences he's spent his life building.
Not many people can say they've canoed their farmground, but Kyle can. In the spring of 2014, a warm day and a frozen culvert created a huge pond near the animal barn. Kyle - being Kyle - dropped in his canoe and took a casual row around the land.
Most people haul their big pumpkins in trucks, but these four college students loaded theirs up in a car and then snuggled in around it to take it home. Look how happy she is (peep the top right corner)!
A great snap from a visitor to the farm. This is what fall season is all about.
One of Kyle's favorite photos from the farm has a lot of meaning. Not only is that goat just perfect, but these guys are both college friends who helped Kyle when fall season had just begun. Now they come back with their families to enjoy the fall season.
The first day breaking ground on the red barn in June 2015.
First fall season in the barn before we finished any of the interior. It looks so different now!
The first shipment of apple cider and apples for our 2016 fall season. In 2012 when Kyle started making donuts and selling cider, he would get maybe 30 gallons per order, which would get him through a couple weekends. This shipment was about 600 apples and just under 400 gallons of cider - and this is just one of many throughout the fall season today!
Our first engagement on the farm! All masterminded by the groom-to-be, who contacted Kyle to set up what was a complete surprise for his future bride!
Christmas on the farm in December 2016. This was an amazing night.
After the red barn was built, Kyle began assembling a little community of sorts on the farm. This day they moved what is now our Windmill Shed from a neighboring farm up to our ceremony site. This little shed serves many purposes on the farm, from a backdrop for wedding ceremonies to a great hang-out spot for fall season birthday groups.
This was in 2017 when Bruce grew a bunch of giant pumpkins. This great photo of Farmer Bruce made him Famous Farmer Bruce, as three news channels picked up the story of his hard work and the photo and story ran throughout the tri-state area.
Fun on the farm...in blog form!