2010 Maze Cut

Eric Houghton,Tim Ferry and Jayme Ferry survey maze points.Howell Farm’s annual corn maze has been cut into shape. This year’s design reflects the farm’s soon to be most recent addition, a milk cow! The maze was cleverly patterned by artist Mary Watson and then transcribed into a maze map complete with sattelite data points by maze technician Matt Miller.

The maze cut was scheduled for July, 24. Typically the maze cut happens to fall on the hottest and most humid day of the year. This year was no exception, with a heat index of 104 degrees and 60% humidity, volunteers and staff in the sunny maze field showed their dedication for the longest running corn maze in New Jersey.

How do they make the cut?

Surveyors’ flags and baling twine mark pathways.The cutting of the maze began a few days before when surveyors Tim Ferry and Eric Houghton sighted 200 of the 767 points that mark each bend and turn of the maze.

Volunteer Colleen Ferry uproots corn.The remaining points were mapped on Saturday, beginning at 6:00a.m. as volunteers, staff, and several of Howell Farm’s trustees removed corn from the marked paths by hoes and hand pulling.

Howell Farm staff Matt Schofield and volunteer Lisa Schofield read map.Surveyors’ flags and twine were laid down by mapholders to clearly define pathways.

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