In days of old, medieval armies would roll out their trebuchets to besiege enemy walls, whipping large projectiles with astonishing speed. Our trebuchet was built for peaceful purposes, although it does take a toll on pumpkins when we roll it out each fall for the Living Local Harvest Festival in West Tisbury and our own Pumpkin Festival here at the farm.

We had a great time with it again this year, hurling countless pumpkins far into the pasture where they exploded on contact. Now pumpkin season is coming to an end and the trebuchet is back in its barn, but we can still watch it in action on our YouTube channel, and dream of next autumn.