Posted: Oct 12, 2012 8:51 AM by Cristy Aranguiz - KPAX News
Updated: Oct 12, 2012 8:48 AM
MISSOULA- It's a sign of the season, a field filled with locally grown pumpkins sits outside the Missoula Alliance Church.
Lots of hard work went into them as farmers and volunteers planted, watered, and weeded the pumpkins. They dealt with frosty conditions, and also encountered some unwanted visitors taking a bite before they were ready.
"Deer love pumpkin so if they get a little taste of pumpkin, they just keep coming back and they'll take a little bit out of the pumpkin and then move to the next so it ruins the pumpkins," pumpkin patch volunteer Jodi Karvandi said.
There will be thousands of different sizes of pumpkins to choose from starting on Friday morning and lasting until Halloween.