Picking the perfect pumpkin

Donning a bright yellow rain jacket and red rubber boots, 4-year-old Nicholas Gyllensten of Poulsbo tediously searched the pumpkin patch at Pheasant Fields Farm in Silverdale on Thursday, gazing over rows and rows of orange before spotting a pumpkin that was just perfect for carving.

“It’s our favorite local pumpkin patch,” said his mom Kelly as she helped carry the heavy pumpkin to the scale.

And while Nicholas played with the

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