We got a later start than I had originally planned thanks to some really yummy chili and cornbread made by my SIL Jen and it was nearly dark when we finally boarded the tractor to find our 6 little pumpkins. After a free carousel ride thanks to the late hour that we visited the patch, I was feeling rather generous and sent my kids off to find the biggest pumpkins their little arms could carry, knowing that the additional 24 cents per pound would be money well spent. Spence found a huge one, Hannah was next in line and Sienna pointed hers out to dad to carry as it was "weally, weally, heavy."
When we returned back to the farm to pay, a nice young farmer yelled out to us "the cashier's already gone home so the pumpkins are on us!"
We'll definitely be visiting them again next year.
Probably in the dark.