Monday, November 8, 2010

Air Pumpkin

Our town has a group of volunteers called the Open Space Stewards who maintain the town's forests, bogs, trails, community garden, etc, etc. They do an incredible amount of work (and it's the get your hands dirty kind) on a totally volunteer, low budget basis.

This past weekend, the Stewards got together with two local farms and sponsored Air Pumpkin. The idea was to launch old pumpkins and used jack-o-lanterns using a trebuchet, smashing them into a field, creating mulch for next year's gardens. Of course the primary goal was to have lots of fun (family-friendly free fun).

Prepping the launcher.....


Loading the ammo...........

The field of smashed pumpkins....


And a short video of the action.....


video

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