My Family Thanksgiving - Pics Included - Throwing Cow Chips, Really!?!?!?!

By: Andrew Switzer
By: Andrew Switzer

This story may sound extremely odd at first but don't knock it until you try it...

On Thanksgiving each year my entire family gets together for a fun filled day at the farm.  We eat, laugh, cry, and enjoy the company of people that we may only see once a year.  This year, one of my uncles had an extra surprise.  As we got to the farm, we noticed a sign that said "First Annual Cow Chip Throwing Contest."  I didn't know what was going on but I would soon find out....One of my uncles saw Cow Chip throwing on David Letterman and thought it would be a fun event for the family on Thanksgiving....boy was he right.  He got on the Internet and found a farm that would ship him a box of the chips for our enjoyment.  Now this is a legit game.  He even marked off an official course.  The world record is 182 feet and 3 inches....if you google it you will find lots of literature on throwing Cow Chips.  You throw them like frisbees, and they can really fly.  My longest throw was 121 feet.   I thought I had won, but then one uncle bucked up and had a 122 foot toss...so I had to settle for second place.  It was a very fun time, and as you will see from the photos, everyone got involved....boys and girls, young and old...yes even grandmas.

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