Assiter Punkin Ranch is the work in progress of the Assiter family’s endeavor with growing pumpkins. The Ranch is actually the iconic “Red Barn” that Granny Joy “just wanted”. Pa, Tommy Assiter, began raising pumpkins in the 1960’s, on the advice of Uncle Slim Robinson, the original Floydada pumpkin grower. Majority of the pumpkins grown were sold wholesale to vegetable brokers. In 1992, Granny Joy retired from her town job, as bank manager, and began decorating the front yard and driveway with pumpkins (mostly Big Maxx). Many people traveling down the highway stopped to buy pumpkins.