Monday, 8 October 2012

How to catapult a pumpkin

choosing a pumpkin
perfect pumpkin
pumpkin prepared to fly
releasing the catapult
loose catapult
flying pumpkin
pumpkin in the air
pumpkin flies
pumpkin chucking
pumpkin falling
pumpkin guts
Thanks to County Line for the opportunity to smash a pumpkin in style for charity. It was immensely satisfying.

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    1. There is nothing more satisfying than the solid thud of a pumpkin coming in to land and subsequently exploding.

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  2. You have such a great blog. I just stumbled upon it! I will definitely be back. These pumpkin posts are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you very much Ashley!

      I must admit I am having fun with these pumpkin posts. Pumpkins have always been an amusing fruit.

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  3. haha! i've never done this before but now i kinda wanna make it a fall tradition.

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    1. It was incredibly good fun. First time I've done it; hopefully not the last.

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  4. Potentially the best post i've ever seen on a blog :) Lizz xxx

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    1. Hahaha, high praise indeed! Thanks ;)

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  5. Thanks again for posting these wonderful photos from our charity Pumpkin Chunkin' event. We posted a link to your blog on our County Line Nursery facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/CountyLineLandscapeNursery

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    1. Oh brilliant! Thanks for letting us smash a pumpkin. It was definitely a first for me :D

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  6. Just as an FYI: that machine is called a trebuchet, not a catapult. A catapult is a different type of machine for throwing things, uses a completely different set of mechanics and physics.

    As the one in these pictures launching said pumpkin, I should know :)

    And by the way, fantastic shots...I've never seen such a great sequence of a launch.

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    1. Thanks for correcting me, now we'll have to experiment with different mechanisms of launching pumpkins to see which goes furthest, or which results in the best SPLAT. Thanks for launching our pumpkin!

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