Back in 1985, we decided to move to the country to raise our three little girls. So we bought our farm. In 1988, we were blessed again with twin boys. Gene grew up just east of St. Libory. His family was one of the first to grow and sale melons around St. Libory.
In 2001, our brother-in-law gave us the idea about opening up a pumpkin patch, so we did and called it The Scarecrow Patch. There wasn't anything like this in the area at the time. We had all of these buildings on this place, so we slowly put them to good use. Our pumpkin shed, is the shed the Horak's sold melons out of for years along Hwy 281.