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  • The Koch family hauls off their load.
  • Chelsea Unger is rather possessive of her gourd.
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Gourds were rolling out of the Littleton Museum’s pasture by the wagonload on Oct. 15, as families loaded up on soon-to-be jack-o’-lanterns.

“It’s 2 p.m. and I’m already up to 164 pumpkins sold today,” said Pat Rodriguez, a volunteer with the Friends of the Littleton Museum and Library, the group the pumpkin patch raises money for. “Lots of families have been coming here for years, but this year it’s extra special. People are just happy to be out doing something.”

That includes the Tiprigan family, who loaded their double-wide stroller with pumpkins bound for front porch duty.

“We tried to grow some in the garden, and we got all of one,” said Elissa Tiprigan. “I think that one is going to become a pie. That’s fine, because the kids love it here.”