Thursday, September 18, 2008

Day 262 - Farm weapons (big shots!)

Pumpkin cannon
Fall fun and games has returned to area farms. The two major activities are shooting things (not animals) and getting lost. As I was on my way to a local orchard to get some apples and cider I passed Winterbrook Farms. They have setup their pumpkin and apple cannons with an array of targets. For a small fee you can stop and shoot at theses targets. And the corn maze is for anyone wanting a long walk in tall corn, with lots of dead ends and loop backs. Last year the theme was pirates (remember the Black Pearl?); this year the theme is treasure chest. There are several other mazes in Maryland and Virginia. The maze at Winterbrook is done by Maze Play, a company that provides mazes at farms across the country. Check out their web site or Google "corn maze" to find one near you.
Targets

Second boat target

Apple cannon (yellow on right)

3 comments:

quilly said...

Oh my word! I have never heard of such a thing. Great shots of an interesting and outlandish pastime.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a hoot! I wonder who thought that up.

Gawdess said...

never heard or seen it, sounds and looks like a lot of fun