Australian farmer pays tribute to his late aunt by love heart made out of sheep

Shariq TahirWeb Editor

28th Aug, 2021. 03:47 pm
Australian farmer pays tribute to his late aunt heart made out of sheep

A sheep farmer who was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral due to a lockdown in New South Wales has paid tribute to her memories, a love heart made of sheep.

Ben Jackson, from Guyra, was unable to travel to Brisbane to be with his aunt in her dying moments following a two-year battle with cancer that began at the outbreak.

Ben Jackson said he couldn’t travel from New South Wales to Brisbane to see his Aunt Debby during her final days of cancer treatment or attend her funeral, so he laid out the grain in the shape of a heart and released hundreds of sheep to form the heart, according to the media.

He said, “There was no way I could get up there and see her, say cheerio, or go to the funeral.”

“So, I felt hopeless, helpless — I didn’t really know what to do. But because I was doing a bit of feeding already, I just decided to do a massive heart in the ground, which in all earnest, pales in comparison to hers.”

With the help of a drone, a video of the outcome was shot and shared with the family to be shown during the service.

During the early days of the pandemic, Jackson began making shapes with his sheep, and his aunt was a fan of his designs. She last saw him in May, just before the most recent lockdowns.

 

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