Lori Hedrick and her husband Jeff own The Wild Pumpkin, where families can visit a petting farm, navigate a 1000-bale maze, go down mega-slides, play in the corn box, eat warm donuts, and of course, get pumpkins.  Outside of the farm, Lori also is a special needs teacher for students transitioning into independent life.  After a devastating barn fire last year, Lori and her family were buoyed by massive community support.  This season – with the right weather, a new barn, and a new parking lot – is already promising to be brighter.

Listen as Lori talks about:

  • How their initial goal was to have the animals pay for themselves
  • Why Buster the 29-year-old emu is intimidating to feed
  • The story of their barn fire, and how their community rallied around them
  • Her students and what she loves about them
  • What exotic destination she and her family might visit next, and why

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