All About Skinny Bones
The idea behind Skinny Bones Pumpkin Patch was the dream and inspiration of a little boy, a little boy with big dreams and creative visions. This boy planted his own pumpkins year after year, priding himself with the largest pumpkin. The boy grew up to be a man, all 6'5" of him.
Jeff Bledsoe, married to myself, Maria, have five children. Each use our God given talents and play an important role in our family operated business.
The name Skinny Bones was selected after searching for a fun and quirky name. This was one of our children's childhood nicknames, (sorry, we're not allowed to say who's), after resembling their tall & lean stature. It was a unanimous vote and has stuck since. Skinny Bones is a happy skeleton and will cheer anyone up because his happiness is contagious. Who knows, you may even see Skinny Bones walking around the farm!
Jeff, being the mastermind of the business, is the true kid at heart. Running his own auto repair shop during the day allows him to use his mechanical skills and his artistic side at night. My husband is a genius and is evident when viewing his mastermind creations. One of his most notable is the Skinny Bones Express. This is an old fashioned replica of a stage coach that is four wheel drive. No horses needed... just horse power. This is available for private bookings and is a sure crowd pleaser.
I, Maria, work on the business end. Being a busy mother of five, I'm always on the go. I book all of the group outings and parties and will custom order one for your individual needs.
Our family is growing, with our oldest Courtney, now being married to Kyle Baird. Courtney is our marketing manager and Kyle is using his engineering skills with our new and future layouts and designs.
Miranda is busy working full time in Omaha with disabled patients. When not working, she uses her artistic side in designing t-shirts, signs, etc and is our Instagram/blogger.
Haley has a true love for animals and quickly took over the petting zoo. We have continued our tradition of using their childhood nicknames & found it appropriate to name this Haley Boo's petting zoo. Haley’s dream is to become a large animal veterinarian. She is attending the University of Lincoln to pursue an Animal Science degree and is active in the Engler Entrepreneurship program at UNL.
Emily is in her second year at the University of Lincoln, where she is pursuing a degree in Management. Along with her sister Haley, she is active in the Engler Entrepreneurship program at UNL, and both are passionate about Nebraska’s agriculture.
Jared is a sophomore at Blair High School. JJ's corn maze is named after him and he knows the maze better than anyone. He takes his job very seriously and sorry, no bribes accepted! Jared also designed the Nerf Gun War Zone when he was eleven years old. He has been busy taking coding, computer classes and flying his quad copter. He takes all of our aerial photography and please be sure and LIKE his FB page Sky Shotz!
This is our eighth year of running Skinny Bones and it has been a true adventure. We have watched our children grow and gain priceless experiences through Nebraska’s agriculture. We strive to maintain good ole fashion fun for our future generations, and continually add new and exciting attractions. We thank you for your priceless memories.
Hope to see ya all this Fall!
The Bledsoe Family