Sunday, October 19, 2008

pUmPkiN pAtCh....PaRt oNe

Even though my kids are 17, 14, and 12 they still love to go to the pumpkin patch!!!! Anyway they act as if they do....even if it is only to make me happy I think we all had a good time today!!! We went to Patch's Pumpkin Farm in Adel......it was our first time there we usually go to Grinnell to Carroll's Pumpkin Farm.....we ALL decided that we like the one in Grinnell ALOT better......that is VERY odd that we ALL agreed on something!!!! But we read on the internet that they had a pumpkin cannon......now that got our attention as I am sure it did yours too!!!! And they had kettle corn and caramel apples.....who doesn't like that!?!?!? So enough said about the food on to the pictures!!!!!
First stop.....Kale wants to see how tall he is......or maybe he was trying to tell me that they are really to old to be at the pumpkin patch.....Troy kept telling me they sell pumpkins at Wal-Mart....but I told hin it just isn't the same!!!!!
Second stop.....a perfect place to take a picture!!!! The sun was in Kale's eyes if you couldn't tell!!!! And we all got to hear about it!!!!!
Next hop on the hay rack and out to the feild to find the perfect pumpkin!!!!!!!
Finally what you all have been waiting for!!!! The cannon!!!! It is an air cannon......and holds as much pressure as a car tire. They pack it just like they packed a cannon in the old days only they used straw and the "ball" was a pumpkin!!!!! They were shooting into the wind so they said it would probably only go about 3/4 of a mile......if they have the wind behind them they said it would go 1- 1 1/2 miles!!!!! WOW it was kind of cool!!!!! The picture shows the straw flying out of the cannon.....sorry no pumpkin.....I must have been to slow!!!!!

3 comments:

Princess S said...

I LOVE FALL!!!! What a great family outing....if it doesn't involve cars or sports then I would have to go by myself.....that is just WRONG!!!! I loves me some carmel apples...can we stop and get some Friday???

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

My kids 20, 18, & 10 also love pumpkin farms! My ten year old in now wanting to build a pumpkin cannon! Neighbors beware! LOL Melissa

Hipmomofboyz said...

How exciting I love pumpkin patches...