How do we make our corn maze?

We are very proud of our corn maze here at Moulton Farm. A lot of time and effort is put into it for the enjoyment of everyone who visits the farm. Here are some answers to the many questions we get about our corn maze.

• The corn maze is planted around mid-June every year depending on the weather. It takes about 6 hours to plant.

• The field is planted in both directions to create a grid.

• An outline of the field is drawn on about 20 pieces of graph paper taped together. Each line on the graph paper represents 1 row of corn.

• The maze is then designed by hand. This process alone takes one or two days and several erasers.

• When the corn is about a foot tall, the giant graph paper map is very carefully followed and the paths are cut out using a trimmer. A lot of counting and re-counting is involved. The job takes a team of two or three people about two days to complete.

• If a mistake is made, we have to re-design the maze while in the field.

• After the paths are cut, a small tractor and rotary tiller are sent through the maze to make sure the paths have no corn in them. This often takes a full day to complete.

• The paths are then compacted and the rocks are removed in order to make the terrain as safe as possible for explorers.

• As the corn grows, we strip the leaves off the stalks that line the paths to make it easier to see and safer to travel.

• By the time the maze opens, the corn in the maze can be up to 15 feet tall.

• We use a feed corn to grow the maze. It is edible, but humans don't find it very enjoyable.

We hope that you enjoyed learning a little more about how the Moulton Farm corn maze is created. Have fun and good luck!


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