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Australian farmer draws heart with sheep in tribute to aunt

Like so many families separated during the pandemic, Ben Jackson wasn't able to say goodbye to a loved one.

The Australian farmer was 400km (248 miles) away in New South Wales when his Aunt Debby lost her two-year cancer battle in Queensland.

Restrictions forbade him from travelling to Brisbane to attend her funeral.

So he turned instead to his own sheep and pasture to show his love, laying out grain in the shape of a heart.

He aimed to scatter the grain so that when he released his flock, thousands of sheep would stream into the paddock and fill up the vast shape.

After a few uneven attempts and a "bit of guesswork", he nailed the outline. Then he let the animals roam.


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