Gene the Pumpkin Man

Dixie Burkhart (left) and Natalie nosh in Paw Paw before heading to Gene the Pumpkin Man with yours truly, who also noshed in Paw Paw.

Dixie Burkhart (left) and Natalie nosh in Paw Paw before heading to Gene the Pumpkin Man with yours truly, who also noshed in Paw Paw.

(Kalamazoo, Michigan) We continued our new Halloween tradition of visiting the amazing mostly-orange farm known as Gene the Pumpkin Man with our friend Dixie Burkhart.  Dixie introduced us to this delightful destination on M-43 last year after a birding outing at nearby Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery, and we resolved then and there to return this year. Alas, Natalie is still on the DL due to her various ailments, so we dispensed with the walk around Wolf Lake and headed straight from our luncheon in Paw Paw to Gene the Pumpkin Man for an afternoon of basking in the orange glow of autumn whilst purchasing squash and pumpkins for our Halloween feasts. Thank you, Dixie for inviting us to join you every year in this delightful Halloween treat.

Natalie fielded a call about our roofing project while out in the field at Gene the Pumpkin Man near Kalamazoo.

Natalie fielded a call about our roofing project while out in the field at Gene the Pumpkin Man near Kalamazoo.

The pumpkin harvest was continuing at a spooky pace at Gene the Pumpkin Man on the Wednesday before Halloween.

The pumpkin harvest was continuing at a spooky pace at Gene the Pumpkin Man on the Wednesday before Halloween.

You'll find Gene the Pumpkin Man just west of Kalamazoo, Michigan on M-43.  The farm is on the south side of the highway.

You’ll find Gene the Pumpkin Man just west of Kalamazoo, Michigan on M-43. The farm is on the south side of the highway.

 

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About charleymckelvy

Charles McKelvy lives and writes in southwest Michigan with his wife and fellow writer, Natalie McKelvy. They established the Dunery Press in 1988 in order to publish their own fiction. They continue to do so to this day. Charles McKelvy is an Eagle Scout.
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2 Responses to Gene the Pumpkin Man

  1. Dixie Burkhart says:

    The orangeness!

  2. bluestempond says:

    We always enjoyed going there when our kids were small. Great place for photos.

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