Building the 'maize'

By Andy Tullis / The Bulletin


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Smith Rock Ranch opens for the fall on Sept. 28 and will remain open until Halloween, with a number of kid-friendly activities available for families. For more information on Smith Rock Ranch, visit http://pumpkinco.com or call 541-504-1414. The ranch is located in Terrebonne.

Those visiting this year's Corn Maize at Smith Rock Ranch might expect to find some bugs in the maze — but some of them can be seen only from the air.

This year, the theme is the 1998 Pixar film “A Bug's Life.” But getting the maze to look like it does above is no easy task.

As the folks at Smith Rock Ranch can attest, building a corn maze is a labor-intensive feat. Preparation for opening day, Sept. 28, is in full swing at the Terrebonne ranch, where this year's maze is titled “A Bug's Life” after the popular Disney flick. A trip through the maze is one of myriad family-friendly activities available through Oct. 31 at the ranch. Horse-drawn wagon rides, the animal house petting zoo, archery, barnyard golf and train rides are other options.