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Pumpkins Fly Through the Air at Washington Farm
ABC | 10-6-15 | unattributed

Posted on 10/06/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Visitors to a popular Washington state pumpkin patch should not be alarmed if they see pumpkins flying over their heads. That is exactly how the pumpkin patch’s owner intends it to be.

John Thompson, a fourth-generation farmer, is the mastermind behind his farm’s pumpkin cannons that draw hundreds of visitors each October to his Naches, Wash., farm.

“They’re kind of a hook,” Thompson said of the cannons, which he built himself. “People see them go off and then want to buy a pumpkin or go through the corn maze."

"Every year I try to do something different in the pumpkin patch," he said.

Thompson says he saw a pumpkin cannon once while traveling and decided to build one for his family's farm, Thompson's Farm. The canons can shoot pumpkins as far as three-quarters of a mile.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cannon; canon

1 posted on 10/06/2015 3:38:21 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

As long as the pumpkin hurler doesn’t misfire


2 posted on 10/06/2015 3:44:50 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: smokingfrog

Pumpkins and tannerite!
What fun!


3 posted on 10/06/2015 3:44:54 PM PDT by mylife
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To: smokingfrog
"Every year I try to do something different in the pumpkin patch," he said.

Maybe next year flying pigs?

No?

4 posted on 10/06/2015 3:44:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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To: TigersEye

Pull?

(make sure you follow through...)


5 posted on 10/06/2015 3:52:33 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Never underestimate the power of government to distort markets)
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To: smokingfrog
It's a decent home defense system too....eco-friendly...


6 posted on 10/06/2015 3:56:04 PM PDT by PROCON (A proud CRUZader.)
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To: smokingfrog

Punkin Chunkin’ - combines ‘shootin’ sh*t’ and ‘blowin’ sh*t up’... In the large economy size... How can that possibly be anything but too much fun?


7 posted on 10/06/2015 3:58:40 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: smokingfrog

We were watching some Halloween shows - punkin chunkin...pumpkin drops...pumpkin tosses...and it looked like fun, but we started saying, “What a waste of food.”

And then we knew it was official...we are old.


8 posted on 10/06/2015 3:58:44 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: smokingfrog
Tŕe chic! Tŕe buchez!
9 posted on 10/06/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT by moovova
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To: mrs. a

Maybe they collect it up and make pies anyhow afterwards.


10 posted on 10/06/2015 4:17:27 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: smokingfrog

11 posted on 10/06/2015 4:20:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mylife

https://youtu.be/lrstcOwFnQk


12 posted on 10/06/2015 4:30:20 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: stylin_geek

Resulting in buckshot bacon, the perfect accompaniment to Swiss cheese.


13 posted on 10/06/2015 4:31:20 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason and rule of law. Prepare!)
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To: smokingfrog

Fairfax VA too, Cox Farms

They also have a corn maze and rides on hay wagons.


14 posted on 10/06/2015 4:34:20 PM PDT by 3D-JOY (FREEPATHON IS ON! "add to the fun" $$$$$$)
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To: smokingfrog

Yeehaw!


15 posted on 10/06/2015 4:36:14 PM PDT by mylife
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To: smokingfrog

https://www.punkinchunkin.com


16 posted on 10/06/2015 5:59:14 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let's put the ship of state on Cruz Control with Ted Cruz.)
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17 posted on 10/06/2015 6:31:53 PM PDT by carriage_hill (If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself.)
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To: mrs. a
"We were watching some Halloween shows - punkin chunkin...pumpkin drops...pumpkin tosses...and it looked like fun, but we started saying, “What a waste of food.”"

Perhaps it will ease your mind to know that these types of pumpkins aren't good for food..... other than for pigs or other animals. Pie pumpkins spoil too quickly and are too fragile for fall festivities.

18 posted on 10/06/2015 6:40:18 PM PDT by Grammy (Save the earth... it's the only planet with chocolate.)
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To: Bigg Red

Air Cannon World Record: 4,694.68 feet!


19 posted on 10/06/2015 6:45:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

:)

While my girl brain cannot grasp all of the physics involved, I love the whole concept of the punkin chunkin’.


20 posted on 10/07/2015 5:38:00 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Let's put the ship of state on Cruz Control with Ted Cruz.)
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