Farmer Bryn Lewis proposed to his girlfriend the only way he kn-ewe how – with sheep.
The young farmer used dye to spray the words “Marry me” on an in-lamb ewe and tricked his partner Sarah Powell into the sheep shed asking for help lambing.
A stunned Ms Powell saw the message written in red dye on the sheep and immediately said yes.
A friend of the couple told Farmers Weekly: “It was 6.30am on Saturday morning (4 April) and Bryn phoned Sarah to come and assist him in the lambing shed with a troublesome lambing to which she was greeted with the ‘Marry Me?’
“She instantly accepted, although was in a bit of shock at that time and expecting to see lambs! The ewe then went on to lamb a tup lamb that evening.”
Mr Lewis grew up on the 404ha family farm, the Garn, in Llanbadarn Fynydd, near Llandrindod Wells, Powys, where he has always worked.
While studying at Harper Adams University eight years ago, Ms Powell came to work at the Garn during lambing time and has never left – this year is her ninth lambing.
Ms Powell, who is originally from Berriew, Montgomeryshire, graduated from Harper with a BSc in Animal Science. She is now working as an area manager for ACT Wessex Animal Health.
“Bryn and Sarah are in the midst of a busy lambing period and due to social distancing there have been minimal celebrations, but a big party when all is well is definitely in the planning,” the friend said.
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