A Horseshoes Court (With Pits)

You’ve heard of a ringer. In your memory can you hear the sound of horseshoes being pitched and hitting the metal stake or the thud as it hits the dirt? Or wooden backboard? Not just a pastime of yesteryear. Here’s a video of the best Horseshoe Pitcher ever.

The pits are protected with metal covers shown in photos below.

Turns out I wasn’t in town for the horseshoes tournament held July 2nd.

If you’re in Ohio, you can check out the Ohio Horseshoe Pitchers Association page.

“an excerpt from the Horseshoe Pitching Glossary

Pit – A rectangular area around the stake, and between the platforms, that is filled with a pit substance into which the shoes are pitched. (See page 9, RULE 2, Section B, and page 39, II – SPECIFICATIONS FOR COURT LAYOUT, Section B, 4.a; also see diagram on inside back cover and page 48) Pit Substance – The material into which horseshoes are pitched. Clay, sand, dirt, and approved synthetic compositions are all legal pit substances. (See page 41, II – SPECIFICATIONS FOR COURT LAYOUT, Section B.9)

Basic Horseshoe Rules

Whetstone Horseshoe Club Clintonville Ohio

Panoramic View of Whetstone Horseshoe Court

Mechanical Bank Yard Art

Spotted Monday afternoon, as I got into my car. I was leaving Columbus to return home to Pittsburgh. You know I’ve got that July Fourth birthday as an undercurrent theme so it caught my eye. I might be one of the few people who own an Uncle Sam nutcracker. It looked like the kind of item one would take to The Antique Road Show for appraisal but there it was, glued to a stone.

Instead of Regular Bread

I’ve seen recipes for cauliflower pizza crust but not this line of cauliflower products. They just caught my eye a couple of weeks ago at Lucky’s Market in Clintonville. No taste test on my end yet but I’m eager to hear from others who’ve eaten the cauliflower sandwich things or pizza crusts.

Pink Elephant on a Lawn

Saw this pink elephant all lit up on a lawn as I drove the grandkids home from swimming practice. I drove around the block to try to get s better photo on the phone and the kids groaned. I thought it was blogworthy.

Christmas Tree and Couch, Curbside

Clintonville. On Calumet. In Columbus.

No kidding.

That’s a lot of Cs.

I saw this Christmas Tree and the couch waiting for pick up. Some people put their trees out right after Christmas.

Maybe the trees have up since Thanksgiving and the needles are dropping like crazy.