Not far from Põltsamaa, the corn field on Sarapiku Farm has been transformed into a maze in the shape of Estonia – and anyone interested can come and explore it until the corn harvest.
The family behind Sarapiku Farm have designed their corn field as a maze for the second year running. This year they have shaped it to match the contours of Estonia. The pathways that run between the two-metre-tall ears of corn are a metre-and-a-half to two metres wide, and even wider on the borders. Written into the crop alongside the maze is the phrase ‘Made in China’. The lady of the farm, Kristi Sakk, explains the thinking behind the maze: “We were visited by a lot of school kids last autumn, so it seemed like a good idea to teach them a bit about how to read maps and about orienteering. And the ‘Made in China’ bit adds a message to the bigger picture, and generates debate.”
In exploring the maze the idea is to find six control points. At walking pace, this takes around two hours. Everyone who finds each of the six points receives a little reward. The maze, which is situated in the village of Uuevälja in Pajusi municipality in Jõgeva County, is open from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm Friday to Sunday and on other days upon prior arrangement. It will remain open until the corn harvest, which is likely to take place towards the end of September.
In addition to exploring the maze, the littlest visitors to the farm have been able to try their hand at a number of games and run around to their hearts content on the grassy areas since July 2013. The grounds are ideal for picnics and barbecues, and you can also spend the night in the hay shed or camping. Anyone wishing to can also soak up the energy from the farm’s stone maze before leaving. More information about Sarapiku Farm can be found online at www.toretalu.ee and on the farm’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sarapikutalu.