Today I went to Heartland Farms and I have to admit, it’s probably the funnest story I’ve done in a while. When I was little my dad and I always picked fruit and I loved to go to apple orchards and pumpkin farms in the fall. You can’t help but smile when a little kid finds the perfect pumpkin, then can barely pick it up. And at Heartland Farms there really is so much more than just the pumpkins.
Owner Dave Myers showed us around and shared his stories. And the most memorable part: meeting the Punkinator. Imagine a cannon powered with compressed air shooting a pumpkin at the side of a bus. Can’t quite picture it? Watch the video as I master the Punkinator.
I have to admit I was a little nervous. Dave did a great job with his safety speech, but I hadn’t actually seen it in action and all the kids from West Cedar Elementary in Waverly were so excited and I didn’t want to mess it up and disappoint them.
My photographer, Matt, and I took a hayride to get some video of the pumpkins and I couldn’t stop smiling. It was chilly, but not cold, with the sun shining bright…I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful fall day.
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This post was written by jjarvis on October 16, 2008