Silly Farm Quiz

Think you know a lot about the farm? Take our Silly Farm Quiz to see just how much you know! Answers are at the bottom!
1. Approximately how many fruit trees do we grow?
  1. 1,000
  2. 10,000
  3. 30,000
  4. 50,000
2. What is the *biggest* job/activity on the farm in the winter months?
  1. Rest – trees are dormant
  2. Cleaning/general maintenance of the building and equipment
  3. Trimming trees
  4. Filing receipts/invoices for the year
3. What did Dan do before purchasing the orchard?
  1. Fruit tree salesman
  2. Chicken salesman
  3. Carpet installer
  4. Chemistry teacher
4. Which of the following items are made from scratch at the farm?
  1. Chicken Corn, Ham & Bean, and Beef Vegetable Soup
  2. Apple Dumplings and Apple Pies
  3. Apple Cider Donuts
  4. Pork BBQ
  5. A and D
  6. A and C
  7. All of the above
5. How many people (other than Dan and Karen Paulus) work full time at the orchard?
  1. 0
  2. 2
  3. 5
  4. 10
6. All of the following are available for pick-your-own except:
  1. Pears
  2. Strawberries
  3. Apples
  4. Blueberries
  5. Blackberries
  6. Pumpkins
7. Dan gets nervous when he hears me (Karen) say…
  1. I have an idea…
  2. All you have to do is…
  3. I saw this online….
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above – Dan never gets nervous! ;-)
8. Why is there more than 1 farm with the name Paulus?
  1. What? There is?
  2. Dan and Jim (brothers), jointly own and operate 2 locations
  3. Dan and Jim, each own and operate a farm independently
  4. There’s actually lots of farms with the name “Paulus” in it because Paulus means “Farm” in German.
9. Which of the following thing(s) have actually occurred at the farm?
  1. Marriage Proposals in the apple trees and in the pumpkin patch
  2. Spring Wedding for a previous staff member by the log cabin
  3. Tornado with multiple acres of destruction
  4. 4-wheeler Race as part of a fund raiser
  5. A & B
  6. A & C
  7. A & D
  8. All of the above
10. The earliest we’ve ever had someone call to ask if they could come pick their own apples was:
  1. May
  2. June
  3. July
  4. August

Congrats! You made it through this silly quiz! I hope it added a little fun to your day. :-)

Here’s the answers:

1. A. We grow approximately 30,000 fruit trees.
2. C. All of the answers listed are important, but trimming is a HUGE job. Each tree is hand trimmed once a year and that job takes all winter and often a bit of spring to finish.
3. B. Dan used to sell chicken for Perdue Farms. He worked there while Frank Perdue was still alive and the head of the business and has been to a few parties at Frank’s house. They saying “it takes a tough man to grow a tender chicken” is 100% true – Frank was a very tough man!
4. G. We make all of these items from scratch right at the farm.
5. B. Other than Dan, there are 2 full time guys, Andrew and Robert. And the story of each of them joining our team is a phenomenal story so if you are interested in hearing it let me know and we’ll have coffee (or hot chocolate for me!) and chat!
6. A. We have strawberries, blueberries, black raspberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins for pick-your-own.
7. D. Haha. Sometimes all 3 of those statements are said in one breath…I have an idea after I saw something online. All you have to do is…. And just ask Dan – it’s NEVER “all you have to do”
8. C. Dan and I own Paulus Orchards and his brother, Jim, and wife, Amy, own Paulus Farm Market.
9. F. This is the question most people get wrong. A few years before we purchased the farm from the Mowery family a tornado ripped through and took out a football field sized space of trees as well as a beautiful old bank barn. And the joyful part of the question – almost every year there are marriage proposals at the farm.
10. A. Hard to believe, but people have called us while the trees are in blossom and asked if we have apples ready to pick. Nope. Not quite this early.

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