Co-owners Debbie Krueger and her daughter-in-law Amanda Krueger have been ready for the fall season of Valley Corn Maize all year long, but they're getting frustrated with Mother Nature.
"We're supposed to be open six weekends — this would've been our second — and we've only been open two days," said Amanda.
The rain Friday night flooded the entire 15-acre corn maze, so they had to close all weekend.
Sunday was a little drier, but there was another problem.
"A lot of mud, a lot of mud. I'm afraid if I stepped in there right now, I could maybe move, but my boots might stay in the mud and not go anywhere," said Debbie.
The maze is a safety hazard. And without the corn maze, Debbie said the experience wouldn't be the same.
"It's a disappointment for us when we work so hard to pull it all together, many long hours and days of work, and then here we sit," said Debbie.
This isn't the first time they've had to close the corn maze. Last year they never even got a chance to open their gates.
"The corn, the growing, and the tons of rain that we got right after it was seeded last year, just some unfortunate circumstances," said Debbie.
They hope things will dry up for next weekend and beyond.
"We're gonna have faith and trust that we're going to get to open and have a really good season," she said.
If it doesn't dry up, they might have to be open to new ideas. "Maybe we should do mud volleyball instead," said Debbie.
Either way, she said they're looking forward to making more memories with families this year.
Next weekend kids will be able to see tractors up close and personal. They're also rescheduling Grandparents Day to Saturday.