Pumpkins are one of those things that we grow just for fun, and the fun really kicks in when it comes time to harvesting them. You never really know how much you have until the foliage starts to die back or after a heavy frost. We usually plant a variety of shapes and colours and sizes and this year was no exception. One of my old favourites is ‘Vif d’Etampes’ which I also call the Cinderella pumpkin because of its short squatty shape. It is a deep reddish orange and always stands out. We also try a couple of white varieties and this year a green and orange striped version called ‘Kakai’. And course a few old standards like ‘Howden’ and ‘Connecticut’ are included. We’ll use some, sell a few, give away some more and whatever is left will be a feast for the goats and pigs in a few weeks!