By guest blogger: Rhian Price
Romance isn’t probably the first word that springs to mind when you picture a farmer. Rugged? Perhaps. Weatherbeaten? Quite possibly. A little grimy? Almost definitely. But romantic? Hardly. At least that’s the popular view.
Spending much of your working life ankle-deep in mud and slurry is hardly odour de attractive – but, contrary to popular belief, we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that a lot of farming folk (both men and women) are hopeless romantics.
So we want to find out quite how romantic and dispel the age-old myth that they’re about as romantic as a blocked drainage ditch in November.
We want to hear from men and women of any age. Maybe it’s something you did? Something done for you? Something a friend or neighbour did. All that matters is that it was a wonderfully romantic gesture – and the more of an agricultural twist it has, the better.
It might relate to a first date, a holiday, a proposal, an anniversary or indeed a surprise of any sort…
Perhaps you cooked up a dreamy first-date on the farm? Popped the question using your faithful sheep dog as a ring-bearer? Created a romantic message in a field? However weird, wonderful and imaginative, we’d like to know…
Here are just a few of our favourite recent rural romantic stories:
The heart-shaped sheep
A heart-shaped tree plantation
The name of the happy couple – in slurry
A heart-shaped cloud
Taking someone to the prom in a pink tractor
Email telling us about rural romantic gestures
Photo: Liz Gregg / Mood Board/Rex Features