Bob McLemore is a Caddo Indian who has built his life around the
American dream of working hard by tilling the Caddo Land and embracing the
agriculture livelihood. The
son of Jack McLemore and the first of four children,
he grew up
living on the Caddo Tribal Land in Colony, Oklahoma. He has learned that working
hard in the fields brings rewards--like swimming in Buck Creek and Cobb Creek,
learning to fish with his Grandpa McLemore and standing by his Caddo Grandmother
Mary Cross McLemore making homemade donuts. (And being sure he was first in line
to get one of the daily delicacies!)
Bob attended Colony schools until the
consolidation and then graduated from Washita Heights High School. He attended
college at Southwestern, but realized his love for farming outweighed the
classroom. So in 1972, he rented his first parcel of land and began to
make his dream a reality.
Farming cotton, peanuts and hay became a fast paced life,
but was soon interrupted by a girl he met at a friend's wedding. In 1975
his wife and farming was put on hold while she finished her nursing
degree in Canyon, Texas.
the meantime, Bob worked in a 5 acre green house growing tulips,
poinsettas, and numerous other plants. After his employer realized
that Bob was a "real farmer," his jobs
were more numerous--"Robert can fix most anything, enjoys most
everything, and loves a challenge with all things!"
After her graduation, there was never a
question of "Where shall we live?" Bob was dedicated to tilling the land, so back
to Colony they moved and in the next 6 years a son (Jed) and daughter (Jenny) were
born. Farming and nursing--and all the things that go along with raising a
family--were treated with respect from God's Grace for a great farm life.
additional information about McLemore Pumpkin Farm:
We've been in the farming business
for 45 years.
We've beein in the pumpkin
wholesale business for 7 years.
We've had tours for children for 15 years.
We offer a safe family environment with lots to
see & do!
to see what happens down on the farm?