Granny Mae’s Pumpkin Patch was created in honor of my grandmother, Sara Mae Herber. Granny Mae was a teacher and avid gardener who found inspiration in the changing of the seasons, the beauty of nature, and the innocence and wonderment of childhood. In 1942, the Herber’s purchased a plot of land in rural Russell County to grow crops and a family. Today, that same land grows beautiful pumpkins and wonderful memories for many, many people. I like to believe our pumpkin patch is the personification of Granny Mae and the values that defined her life; a legacy of love for people, nature, and life.