More than just pumpkins

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By Vanessa Hurst

Pull into their long driveway and you will see a display of fall at it’s finest. Pumpkins, gourds and squash everywhere on wagons and stands. It’s obvious the Wilmoth family loves fall.

When Becky Wilmoth wanted to plant some pumpkins for fall decorating, she never expected it to turn into a roadside pumpkin stand offering 85 varieties including pumpkins that have been painted and decorated ready to display.

“I love fall decorating so I asked my husband, Eric, if he could till a little bit of ground so we could plant some pumpkins.”

“I just wanted to decorate but Eric thought that we could sell them and the boys could make some extra money.” Wilmoth said.

So the Wilmoths expanded their half acre plot of pumpkins to three acres of pumpkins and gourds.

“Some of the other local growers have been really helpful helping us with different varieties.” Wilmoth said.

Their children, Trent, 21, Levi, 13, and Wade, 12 are all involved in the business from planting to harvesting.

“We enjoy doing this every year; it keeps the boys busy.”

Becky works at Walmart in Elizabethtown and Eric is self-employed with a lawn care business as well as the Wilmoth’s farm.

Wilmoth’s Pumpkins and More are open from 4 p.m. until dark during the week and all day on Saturday and Sunday.

For more information call 270-735-5355.