A few years after arriving at Nye Manor Farm, Steve, along with Gena and our children, Steve, Destiny & Zoe, started “Aunt Gena’s Gourmet Sweet Corn.” We raise 25+ acres of sweet corn and sell it roadside in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Many in the Fort Wayne and surrounding area anxiously await the arrival of the black and white sweet corn carts in early July. In the winter, the barn still serves the farm in storing the carts etc.
Through the last 12 years, Gena’s brothers Roger and Zane as well as their children and her deceased brother Emory’s children, have been an inspiration and source of much-needed help in their progressive advancement on the sweet corn farm.
Nephews Roger and Mike as well as Clint, Dennis and Russell have been a source of information and help working the soil, saving crops by irrigating in a drought and many other forms of support.
Many neighbors and friends were a resource of knowledge and help through the years as well.
Steve and Gena’s vision for details and finery shows everywhere you look within the home and the barn as well as Gena’s input regarding the landscape, which is Steve’s creation.
Gena is also the driving force behind “Nye Manor’s Seasonal Decor and Gift Show.” For years, the show was held in the family home, but in 2018, for the first time, it was held in the barn in what is now officially Barn on Nye Manor.
Gena’s brother, Zane, became a regular fixture of encouragement, support and of course, as the Easter Bunny and Santa at Gena’s seasonal shows.
Steve is also an avid history buff and accumulates pictures and historical information on barns and agriculture of the area to display in the barn as a means to educate visitors and guests.
Supporting a local restaurant after a long and hard day of work.
Left to right: Jon Gigax, Steve Nye, Steve Nye Jr., Andrea (Steve Jr’s wife) holding grandson Casen, Zoe, Emma Connolly, Colby Hall, Destiny and Gena Nye