Pumpkin Canoe

I'm sure this is not new to some of you, but I've just learned that besides making pumpkin pie and those delicious roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin also makes a good ... canoe!

While most families place a candle or light bulb in their carved-out
pumpkins, J.R. Hildebrandt can fit a chair and small heater in his.

The Wisconsin resident has carved a canoe out of a pumpkin and is taking the 760-pound gourd to the water where he plans to paddle 150 miles for charity.

Link (with video clip) - Thanks Tiffany!

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Thought you might like to know - there's an article in the most recent issue of Downeast magazine about an annual pumpkin boat competition that takes places somewhere in Maine. They get mighty creative with their boats there, I must say.
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