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Got pumpkins?

What’s scarier than an ominous Jack O’Lantern on the steps of a darkened house? How about no pumpkin at all?

Some farms in Delmarva have suffered damage to their pumpkin crops because of recent heavy rains.

“We didn’t get much rain early, then it rained all at once,” Paul Parsons, owner of Parsons Farm Produce in Dagsboro, Del., told The Daily Times of Salisbury.

“We started getting all the rain, and then we had a whole rainy week. It seems like every year there’s something.”

Parsons lost two-thirds of his pumpkins, he said.

Other farmers in the region, however, told The Daily Times their crops had come in just fine and they have plenty of pumpkins to sell.

Whew. Now folks on the Eastern Shore can get back to worrying about kids smashing those pumpkins after they’ve been placed on the front porch.