Farmer proposes with message visible from space
Brendan Boyd said he’d been thinking about carving the 70-metre proposal into a field ‘for a couple of years’.
A farmer in Australia has set a high bar for wedding proposals ahead of Valentine’s Day by asking the big question in 70-metre high letters carved into a field of wheat.
Brendan Boyd, a 24-year-old from Babakin in Western Australia, asked his girlfriend of three years to marry him in a message taking up most of a field more than 300,000 metres square – big enough to be seen from space.
“I can’t remember exactly how but I have had the idea for a couple of years and I think I just came up with it on a tractor one night,” he told the Press Association.
His girlfriend, 26-year-old Emma Starcevich, lives a five-hour drive away in the coastal city of Esperance, so Brendan planned the gesture for a weekend when she was visiting.
He used a harvester to carve the message into the crop on a Friday afternoon, knowing Emma would be arriving later that evening.
“I didn’t practice, that was my first go at it.
“Saturday morning I took her to the paddock, told her what a nice day it was and flew our drone up above.
“I then put FPV (first-person view) goggles on her and it was looking out over the horizon. I then panned down on to the paddock for her to see.