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Whether you're carving jack-o'-lanterns for Halloween, or baking pies for Thanksgiving, finding the perfect pumpkin is an essential part of the autumn experience.
And now Brookhill Farm, in mid Norfolk, are offering a new twist on the pick-your-own trend, and inviting pumpkin pickers to choose from the shelves of the Thursford farm's custom-built pumpkin house.
Victoria Cushing, 36, whose husband Henry, 44, works on the family-owned sugar beet and pig farm, came up with the idea last year.
Mrs Cushing said: 'I saw a picture of a pumpkin house on the internet and asked my husband to build one.
'His friend, who's a carpenter, helped him and it took them about two days to build it and a day to put it all together.
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'It's made out of scaffolding boards so we'll be able to put it up again next year.
'We've grown some of the pumpkins ourselves and the rest are from a supplier in Cambridge.'
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She added: 'Today was our first day, and we've had a slow and steady trickle of people.
'It's a quiet time for the farm so I'd love it if we got 50 people a day.'
'It's free to come in and you can just have a look and take a picture.
'But the best thing is you can pick your perfect pumpkin from the shelves.'
Brookhill Farm's pumpkin house is open from 10am - 4.30pm from Thursday, October 25, to Wednesday, October 31.