FIRST PHOTO: Hana sisters Makenna Ramey (left), 10, and Skye Ramey, 8, pick out their Halloween pumpkins and gourds Wednesday at Kula Country Farms. "This will be amazing," Makenna said. The girls are raised in a home where candy is a rarity, and that helps elevate Halloween to elite holiday status. "It's definitely the best holiday, because we hardly ever have candy," Makenna said. Mom Jodi Ramey said the sweet stuff is usually purged from the house the next day. "It's the only time of year we let them have candy," Jodi said. "We usually do a vegan day on November 1st." Kula Country Farms staffer Meridyth Sealey said they planted a wide variety of pumpkins and other squash this year. "We have lots and lots of pumpkins," she said. The farm is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
SECOND PHOTO: A pair of music-playing skeletons on a pumpkin-themed hay ride at Kula Country Farms put a look of disbelief on the face of Kihei's Coaster Vines, 3, on Wednesday afternoon.
Hana sisters Makenna Ramey (left), 10, and Skye Ramey, 8, pick out their Halloween pumpkins and gourds Wednesday at Kula Country Farms.
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