Monday, August 22, 2005

Farmer Turns Field Into Giant Personal Ad

What could a New Yorker do in NYC if one was to do something of this magnitude? I got this from AOL News. It's a pretty good picture with an arrow pointing to his house. Funny sight.


Farmer Turns Field Into Giant Personal Ad

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (Aug. 18) - It sounds a little corny. A farmer looking for love has planted a personals ad, using corn stalks in a cow pasture. It reads: "S.W.F Got-2 (love symbol) Farm'n." Underneath is a 1,000-foot-long arrow pointing single white females to his house.

"It only took me about an hour - I did it with a corn planter in May," Pieter DeHond said Wednesday as he removed weeds from the 18-acre field. "I was just horsing around."

In place of a newspaper ad, DeHond said he decided on an impulse to use up the extra corn seed left after spring planting at his 200-acre Pleasure Acres farm in western New York.

"I wouldn't place a personal ad in the paper. To me it seems desperate," he added, laughing. "This is more of a fun thing. I put this out in a field where nobody could see it unless you flew over it."

The 41-year-old divorced father said running a business and looking after his two teenagers doesn't leave a lot of room for socializing.

His corn stalk appeal, featured this week in his hometown Daily Messenger newspaper, has already drawn quite a few phone calls and e-mails.

"I'd be lying if I told you I wasn't a little proud," DeHond said.

08/18/05 07:13 EDT

Copyright 2005 The Associated Press.