Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pumpkin Slingshot

We spent this last weekend at my parents' farm in north central Ohio, where they host a pick-your-own pumpkin patch and fall festival during the month of October each fall. I will be using the weekend as post fodder for the next few days, as my regular life is painfully boring and this was the most exciting thing I have done since Scarlett was born. (Before the weekend, a trip to the grocery store was atop my list!)

Today, per my husband's request, I am going to highlight the newest attraction at the farm, a giant pumpkin slingshot. My father has wanted to add something to the pumpkin patch that would particularly entertain the men who visit the farm. This certainly does it. If I needed to find my spouse this weekend, he usually was within a hundred yards of the slinger.


Dan carried more interest since he had aided my father in finding some of the materials needed to build the slingshot.

I have to say, it is much harder than it looks. I tried my hand at it, and it took all I had to even pull the band back to its optimal release point. To add even more intrigue, a wagon and a few targets are placed in a pasture field nearby. Lucky shots are rewarded with free pumpkins.

4 comments:

Jamie said...

I have been reading about the family event at the farm on your friends and Laura's blog. Seems like a good time was had by all.

Maybe next year we'll be around for pumpkin chucking.

Joel said...

That looks like a lot of fun!!! Too bad I missed it...

Guru said...

That's awesome. My family often goes to the Circleville Pumpkin Show around this time of year. I wish they had a pumpkin slingshot... that is awesome!

Anonymous said...

That could possibly be the coolest thing ever.