This year's visit to the pumpkin patch:
Trixie wound up chosing a more reasonably sized one. Ellie's outweighs her. Next year there'll be a new rule - you must be able to lift your choice.
We did manage to grow three pumpkins in the backyard this season. Two were attacked by critters early on. One medium sized, but still green, pumpkin is safely housed in the basement waiting for it's big debut next week.