The corn maze and pumpkin patch are just two of the features available at Bengston's Farm.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, September 23, 2011
What you thought you knew about today and why it's wrong.
At 4:05 a.m. Central Daylight Time, autumn started in Illinois. So while we de-mothball our sweaters and stock up on cocoa, here are some facts about today's autumnal equinox you might not have known. MYTH: Day and night are equal on the equinox. The two days when night and day are closest to the same length are called the equiluxes. The spring equilux comes a few days before the spring equinox and the fall equilux a few days after the fall equinox. The date of the equilux is different for every spot on the globe. Think of those arctic places where it's night six months a year. You wouldn't expect those places to have the same 50-50 day-night split as a place on the equator, would you? MYTH: Today is the autumnal equinox. The equinox isn't…
Monday, September 12, 2011
If you weren't ready for fall, get better prepared, and excited, by adding fall décor to your home’s interior.
While the end of summer is a mournful time for many – especially those under the high school graduating age – it’s a joyful time for lovers of fall. Personally, I’m always sad to store away my bathing suit and shorts, but I’m equally excited to go prancing through a cornfield or apple orchard in boots and a sweater. To help you transition from summer to fall, try adding fall decorations to your home. Take some time this weekend to shop around town or get crafty. Not only will these fall elements add a homey, cozy feeling to the atmosphere, but they’ll also get you pumped for all the festive fall activities you have to look forward to. Linda Nesci, owner of Unique Interiors, Ltd. in Mokena, agreed to offer some tips of her own for your fall…
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Fun, festivity and fall weather are all excuses to buy a pumpkin from a local farm.
When it comes to flanking the steps of your front porch with pumpkins in order to fit in with your neighbor's extensive hodgepodge of fall décor, it's easy to throw a couple of pumpkins into a cart while you shop at your local grocery store. Why not take the easy route? Why not kill two or three or four birds with one stone? I'll tell you why not. When you purchase a generic pumpkin out of a generic cardboard box in front of a generic grocery store, you strip it of all sentimentality, festiveness and uniqueness. Next thing you know, you'll be eating grilled cheese for Thanksgiving and wrapping your holiday presents in old newspaper. But when you purchase a pumpkin from a local pumpkin farm, you enjoy a day outdoors in the combination of …