LONOKE, Ark. (KTHV) It's crucial to their livelihood and it's a living that highly depends upon Mother Nature. It's been a tough summer for farmers across the state and after this weekend's colder weather, the situation for pumpkin patches has gone from bad to worse.
"Run out of water. We just, we have livestock too and we didn't have enough water for both of them so the pumpkins had to go," says Kevin Hicks with Hicks Family Farms.
Hicks gave up trying to water his pumpkins this summer and the ones he had left on the vine didn't make it after this weekend's cold front.
"Anything left on the vine, it's not going to, they're not going to fair well with cold weather at all. It will basically, if any blooms are left, they'll fall off," says Hicks.
With such a short supply, Hicks says he's forced to buy pumpkins to put in his patch.
"That's part of what we've done from the beginning is grow our pumpkins to sell. This year, we're just working with some neighboring farms to make sure that we have enough so everyone gets a good selection," says Hicks.
It is a good selection Hicks hopes he'll be able to provide himself next fall.
"Just try, try again. Just start over and try again hoping maybe it will work," says Hicks.
Hicks Family Farm is open seven days a week in Lonoke. For more on pumpkin patches in your area,click here.