February 14, 2010

Valentine's Day... The Big Picture

I completely forgot today was Valentine's Day, it not being a real holiday in my book. My boys, however, will never forget and so while they were at church, I ran errands and bought all four of them a chocolate flower and chocolate covered oreos.

They were happy.

And of course, they gave me funny cards, my husband bought me flowers, and the boys added a charm to my bracelet. Chocolate was out since I'm not taking in refined sugar. I liked the cards, flowers, and charms infinitely better.

I don't know if y'all saw this, but there is a farmer in Minnesota that is now famous for the Valentine he made his wife of 37 years.

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This picture was taken by Darren Schone of Minnesota Aviation.

For those who don't know the story on this, it's a 1.5 acre manure heart that he planned out on paper and then created with tractor and time. You can read more about it HERE. (She raises a type of cattle, which is where all the poop was obtained.)

Now people have different takes on this, but I personally thought it was cool as sh**, pun intended.

What a riot and to me, it made me think about their relationship of 37 years and how wonderful they are together. I've told people about this story since I read it first a few years ago and quite a few were saying, "EW! Gross!"

But I don't think of it that way at all. This guy put some serious THOUGHT into it... thinking of something unique with his empty field. To a farmer, manure is just another something you have around the property. To most that I know that have said, "EW! Gross!" I suspect they'd think the entire farming thing in general was that way.

To me, I just think it was absolutely great. That one was the classic of all time... and from what I understand, he had an aviation company go up and take a picture for her.

That man thought the whole thing through.

And that's just... cool.

Posted by Boudicca at February 14, 2010 09:50 PM

...which is exactly what makes it the perfect gift - from him to her! I love that story too.

Posted by: Tammi at February 15, 2010 07:10 AM

I think it's a cute idea too.

Manure's just another farm product. I wonder if the folks who think it's gross realize some of their food is fertilized by the stuff.

Posted by: George at February 15, 2010 10:53 AM

Can you say ... reuse.

Some of it was going to end up on that field anyway, so why not.

Posted by: The Thomas at February 15, 2010 02:25 PM

You could say its a way of making sure their love grows.

Posted by: bx19 at February 15, 2010 05:27 PM

Anyone who puts that much thought into showing his wife that he loves her is a hero in my book. What a great picture!

Posted by: Lemon Stand at February 15, 2010 08:20 PM

Very sweet gesture on his part! I picture her, in the plane when she looked down and saw the half mile wide heart... awww...

Posted by: Pam at February 16, 2010 05:11 AM

You know how much that shit costs? (it's free)

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

Posted by: Jerry in Indiana at February 20, 2010 12:03 AM