Picking Pumpkins in the Pioneer Valley

We made it until the end of September, though the idea had been thrown around for weeks. Finally, the day before it was officially October, my friends and I packed into two cars and headed toward a stand on Belchertown Road to find some pumpkins.  Three miles, thirty minutes and seven $5 pumpkins later, we were back and ready to carve at my friends' place in Rolling Green Apartments.  This was my first time carving a pumpkin, and, once my Ziggy Stardust-themed creation was complete, I wondered why I never had before.

pumpkin picking
pumpkin picking
pumpkin picking
pumpkin picking
pumpkin picking