The Pattersons, Matt and Erin, live off a quiet road in New Ipswich.
Dirt driveway on the left, beige house in the middle, pumpkins on the right.
“So this is it,” says Erin. “This is Lola.”
Lola is the prize of the patch this year. She sits heavy in the garden, bigger than you can get your arms around.
More yellow than orange, the pumpkin is hidden behind a partition of burlap.