'hand picking' does not mean to pick off a vine, but to choose something for a special purpose or job.
sometimes the pettiness around here can be extremely funny, not talking about any post on this article
I didn't find the headline confusing at all. Cute story.
OK, I hate to quibble here, but this headline is misleading. I guess I took it too literally.....
I got excited because I thought there was an actual pumpkin field where we could select and pick our own pumpkins RIGHT OFF the vine. I have never been in a pumpkin field, so of course I clicked on to this story to find out WHERE!
Uh....imagine my disappointment that they don't REALLY mean "hand-picking pumpkins". More like, CHOOSING pumpkins, which would have been a more appropriate title.
VicAd, even "selecting" pumpkins would have been a more truthful title.