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      Successful pumpkin harvest, despite dry summer

      Halloween is just a few weeks away and that means it's time for costumes and pumpkins.

      Halloween is just a few weeks away and that means it's time for costumes and pumpkins.

      The lack of rain this season didn't just affect the corn and soybean crops - it also hit pumpkin crops.

      But despite a slow start to the planting season, area farmers are pleased with this year's crop, especially when compared to last year's.

      Theresa Roegge owns Mill Creek Farm with her husband. She says a wet spring set pumpkin planting behind. Run-off caused problems in the fields as well. Many of the pumpkin plants had to be re-planted. Roegge re-planted some of the seeds five times.

      Click here to hear more from Roegge about the pumpkin harvest during KHQA This Morning.

      In the end, Roegge says she is happy with this year's crop.

      Mill Creek Farms is located on South 48th just outside of Quincy. It's open on weekends from noon to 5 p.m. for all your pumpkin needs.

      Click here to find Mill Creek Farms on Facebook.

      You can do a lot to decorate pumpkins. If you don't want to do the traditional carving, try paint. Click here to watch a demonstration of a 3-D spider pumpkin that small children can create.

      Many children can create Sesame Street characters from pumpkins as well. Click here to watch a demonstration from KHQA This Morning.