I have recently updated my family's website. If you get a chance, would some of you take a look around the site.
I'm looking for feedback; what can (should) be improved, what is good, and what isn't. Download times are important also. I have T1 at work and Cable at home, so sometimes I forget the dialing population. If there are any pages that take forever to load. Let me know.
I have an idea or suggestion if you already dont do it. One of the local farmers has a corn maze, nothing close to as cool as yours, and the 2 weeks before Halloween he has a hunted corn maze. You can get the family and friends to help out and make a killing. He only did it on thursday through sunday the 2 weekends before Halloween. I really injoyed the wagon ride to the field and walk through the maze with hidden suprises! Just a thought.
I dunno Tree jumper, the local authorities might frown on hunting the customers!;)
Seriously, we considered doing the Haunted Maze thing, but the profit produced by one night of haunting wouldn't justify the damage created by it. We run the maze 7 days a week for two months Sept 01 - Oct 31(that is what may queer my quest to get to Spodefest). The Maze needs to last. Any damage done is not repairable.
People tend do enough damage without being given a reason(read - being scared or suprised) to run through the corn. We do run a night time maze 3 or 4 times during the season, no haunting, but people still seem to enjoy it.
Originally posted by KWJams One problem I have is the blue font, hard to read and blurry against the gray back ground.
Well if you know Pennsylvanians, all we do is Hunt! :p Never said i could spell, dont have to know that to be in this private club, do we? :eek:
The farmer does make a killing in the money aspect which i do think helps make it worth damaging the crops. The run it with a guide in the front and the last person in the group had the only flashlight. That way the monsters would know when to sneek out and scare you from behind. The guide makes sure that no one takes off on their own and gets lost or damages anything. The paths were wide enough for 2 maybe 3 (depending on size) to walk side by side.
One of the stories was that the farmer hated people trespassing on his property. He would chase down trespassers with his quad. That was pretty fun, its pitch black and all you hear is the sound of the quad. It kept getting closer and closer than suddenly he would flip on his lights(with one of those millon candle power spotlights) and blind the crap out of us. Pretty fun!
Oh and as for the site, it looks good. I had no problems with anything loading up and i'm on slow access.
I didn't even notice the misspelling until I had copied the quote. Once I was done chuckling, I figured I'd razz you about it.:p
The farm near you seems like they have a pretty good thing going. Do they have a web address?
The crop damage only bothers me because the next couple through doesn't get the full effect of the maze if joey dimwit and pals have cut new paths on their own. The field itself is just Cow corn.
We never thought of running the maze in such a controlled environment though. It's something to think about.
Generally we take a ticket, and send them in. The paths are all about 6-7 feet wide.There are a couple of us in the maze to help the lost souls. Plus there are a couple of emergency flags and exits if people get into trouble.
At one point we were thinking of doing Haunted Hayrides, but then another farm in the area took up the idea. So, we let that die.
Sorry, they dont have a web address that i know of? A friend said they thought about doing the haunted thing for afew years. They use to do the haunted hay ride and starting last year, have the haunted hayride take you to the barn/corn maze and back to where you started. Last year was the first year for them and worked out great. I imagine they will do it again this year.