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Aunt Louise's Farm, more than hundred years of family history

Aunt Louise's Farm
Posted at 3:54 AM, Nov 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-01 10:17:50-05

WAUKEENAH, Fla. — On the outside fence of Aunt Louise's Farm, it may look like a typical farm.

From the chickens and goats to the corn maze, a hidden history in owner Louise Jones’ family that extends back to more than 100 years.

"This was my father’s families farm, and my father died when I was four," Louise said. "My mother did what she could, but most of the farm was leased out, so my family didn’t do much of the farming on this land for a while."

This changed when Louise took over the farm.

"She had always wanted to have a corn maze," Louise's husband Bob Jones said. "We had never been to a corn maze, but I had a week moment and said yes."

Louise said for twenty years, they've continued to grow it to what families see today.

"We have people who come here and sit back and let the kids play for hours and come almost every weekend," Bob said.

Louise said growing up here, she never understood the value of having this much land.

She said she's now honored her family's legacy has become a tradition for generations across the Big Bend and South Georgia.

”We have five boys and several of them are here today and hope that as we step back they can slowly take over for us and carry it on and it’s something that is here for a long time," Bob said.

For now, Louise said she's not going anywhere.

The farm is open Saturday's 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday's 2 to 6 p.m. until November 14.

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