"Home grown fun and farm fresh adventures" inspire the Renyer family: Doug, Brenda and son, Clay. All are native Kansans whose family activities and values guide Renyer's Pumpkin Farm in rural north Nemaha County, Kansas. Everyone pitches in and pulls their share.
Doug Renyer grew up on a dairy farm, and was the 7th of 13 children. Working hard was learned early in life. Doug remembers, "We did a lot of work, but we also had fun by arranging hay bales to make tunnels to play in." Doug now works full time in Sabetha and farms in addition. He says, "It's a busy life!" with pride.
Brenda grew up in Wellsville, Kansas. After high school she attended Allen County Community College, and then went on to receive her teaching degree at Emporia State University. Her first teaching position took her to Sabetha where she met Doug. They were married in December of 1991. After 6 years of teaching she pursued her dream to be a stay-at-home mom. Always wanting a home based business, Brenda has always enjoyed creating things, a love she learned from her mother. She now is able to sell her creations each fall at the gift shop, as well as online and at craft shows. What started as a fall open house has now turned in to what Renyer's Pumpkin Farm is today.
Clay has grown up with the Pumpkin Farm. He was only 6 years old when the first pumpkins were planted but now he has become a very important part of the farm operation. Clay is a part of each and everything we do here on the farm, from helping Doug with any new project, planning the layout of a new attraction, or watering and taking care of the mums (he will openly share that he hates mums maybe because he does most of the watering during the hot summer months!). Clay says that the work is sometimes hard, but he really enjoys seeing all the families have fun when they spend time on the farm.
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