SPEER--Fall is the time of year for harvesting crops but
this summer's drought hurt a lot of local farmers.
"The droughts been tough on us but we've had a lot of
blessings" says John Ackerman of Ackerman Farms. He says his field corn didn't
do so well this year but luckily the weather has been forgiving on their corn
Ackerman says they usually plant their corn maze later in
the season but the cooler temperatures and wetter September helped.
Other local farmers are feeling the effects of the cooler
fall season. Craig Tanner at Tanner's Orchard is seeing similar results.
Tanner says his corn maze is thriving as well. Tanner's
Orchard is known for its apples but had a very poor season. He says that the end of the year harvest from
the maze will help the family business.
"We've had a lot of customers come by and see our maze and
we're thankful" says Tanner. He says thousands of people have came by this
season and hopes for more this weekend.
Both Ackerman & Tanner's corn mazes will be closed the
day after Halloween.