What your clock is to a day, the seasons are to a farm. And the way to tell it's autumn is when it's time to pluck the plucky pumpkins. They're plucky because this year, the seeds were planted late. They grew even during a hot, dry summer. And they survived pests that we didn't even know existed, let alone how to deter. This year we had Field and Howden Pumpkins (the big ones you use for carving), Caspers (white like a ghost), Small Sugar Pumpkins (more on that in a minute), Mixed Mini Pumpkins, and Acorn Squash.