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Farmer interseeds marriage proposal

Farmer interseeds marriage proposal

Peter Snell planted canola within a wheat field

By Diego Flammini
Staff Writer

A farmer calculated an area of his field in a lifetime of love rather than bushels per acre.

Peter Snell, a wheat producer from Western Australia, interseeded an area of canola within the field to spell out a very special message.

Along with his father, Peter spent five hours cutting the canola before revealing the message to his girlfriend Georgina the next day.

Peter had asked her to come with him to pick up another vehicle that was stuck in the paddock. He drove across the farm to the edge of a hill where Georgina could see two words in large yellow letters.


“I was very shocked and obviously said yes,” Georgina told WAToday Sept. 10. “I kept asking if I could call my mum and Pete said ‘just wait until we get home.’ When we got home my mum, dad, sister, brother-in-law and Pete’s parents, sister and her partner were all there to surprise me.

“I bawled my eyes out at that point.”

The pair haven’t set a wedding date yet but are planning to tie the knot next year.

Snell isn’t the only farmer to pop the question using ag.

Chris Gospel, a Scottish livestock producer, asked his girlfriend Eilidh to marry him by writing the proposal on the side of one of his cows.

Photo: Chris Gospel

He chose Curlytop to be the canvas for his proposal because she is Eilidh’s favourite cow. The cow has become affectionate towards Eilidh ever since she fed the animal, Gospel told Independent Aug. 31.

The couple haven’t decided on a wedding date but are hoping that Curlytop can be part of the festivities.

Top photo: Peter Snell


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