Saturday, I snookered my husband into jaunting down to the Rippavilla Plantation in Columbia, Tennessee. Earlier this year, I learned of Rippavilla’s Ghosts and Grits events. Then I saw a video about the plantation on Tennessee Crossroads. (Included below.) I believe Mike Sears with the Volunteer Paranormal Research Society had brought it to my attention (who is in the video and has investigated the plantation a few times). Ever since then I’ve been wanting to go down and check it out.
The other thing I wanted to do was a corn maze. I have been through mazes, but never a corn one during Fall. I figured that would make for a fun activity for my husband and I to do. (Him, not so much. He humored me and did it, though.)
In addition to the corn maze, we ended up being able to take a tour of the house, which I will write about separately. (It was such a beautiful house. It deserves a post dedicated just to it.) But we also got to do something I’ve heard becoming a growing trend among corn mazes and pumpkins patches the last few Falls: pumpkin chucking.
We used a giant sling to aim at targets in the field. We hit nothing, but learned a few things about pumpkin chucking.
- Little ones go further.
- Big ones don’t go as far and don’t have a good explosion factor.
- Rotten ones have the best explosion factor.
- Aiming is not as easy as it seems.
- Those slings are hard to pull back. It truly took the both of us to do it.
I of course had the video rolling for all of it. (And a very kind lady working the pumpkin chucking booth filmed us while we chucked our pumpkins.) What better way to make use of it than sharing it for Movie Monday?