It is always exciting to see exactly where the pumpkins will be located. Presumably to preserve the soil, the pumpkins rotate to various locations. I'm happy to say that the pumpkins were in our favorite spot this year--on the hill just above the check out stand. This year, we continued up the hill--pass all the pumpkins and a few rows of sunflowers--to the apple trees and picked a small amount of apples. We didn't want to pick too many, because we are scheduled to pick apples in a few weeks. On the off chance that the apples are all picked before that date, we have at least picked a few.
On our return home, Anne was anxious to decorate the pumpkins. We don't typically carve the pumpkins until Halloween, because the squirrels and chipmunks will begin devouring them as soon as they are carved. Anne, however, had no interest in carving. She simply wanted to paint the pumpkins. I gave her some paint brushes and a few paint colors squirted on a Styrofoam plate and she entertained herself for quite some time.