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2012 – The Sower’s Banquet

Mike's Maze 2012 - The Sower's Banquet

In 2012, our 8-acre rendering in corn and dirt was of Jean François Millet’s ‘The Sower‘ besieged by, counterclockwise from top right, a murder of crows, the winds of Aeolius, a giant locust, a brazen woodchuck, and a thieving raccoon. Hence we titled the maze The Sower’s Banquet. Ah, the joys of agriculture! Not familiar with the original painting? The Sower is part of MFA Boston’s Collection.

Embracing the Spirit of the sower, the maze celebrated the Neolithic Revolution, and the end of our paleolithic lifestyles. We saluted agriculture, and all the wonders of civilization farming has made possible!

Maze-goers were challenged to live the life of the farmer. Through a series of questions, challenges, and disasters, those walking the maze accrued and lost revenue. There’s an old joke that says, “In the lottery you risk a buck to make a million, and in farming you risk a million to make a buck.”  If you came out ahead after a trip through the maze that year, you went home with a farm prize.

2000 Maze - The Amaizing Minuteman

2000 – The Amaizing Minuteman

2001 Maze - Mona Lisa

2001 – Mona Lisa

2002 Maze - The Babe

2002 – The Babe

What our visitors are saying
The kids had a fantastic time and the teachers cherish opportunities like this when we can spend time with our students in a more relaxed and fun way than what happens in school.  Thank you also for the pumpkins!
Amherst Regional Middle School
Please no Pets or Outside Food
For the safety and comfort of all our guests. No pets are allowed, except for our special dog walker's day (stay tuned for the 2017 date!) No outside food. Our Corn Cafe has a wide assortment of food, snacks, and beverages available for purchase.
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