West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

by Rainbow Bobbins

Hmm…Something new to start training for that will blend my love of gardening with my love of boats of all kinds = Giant Pumpkin boat racing. I went to size up the competition last weekend in West Linn, OR at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Oh, yes, just how it sounds. I need some miracle grow. Afterwards we went to Gramma’s farm in Sherwood to watch pumpkins being shot out of cannons aimed at a school bus. Pumpkins = good for so many things.

Pumpkin boats and drivers line up near the starting line for the growers round. Official seed extractor not only removes the messy innards of your vessel but will also help you into your craft.