Incredible way a heartbroken Aussie farmer paid tribute to his beloved aunt after Covid border closures forced him to miss her funeral – and his inspiration will bring you to tears
- Ben Jackson creates incredible sheep art display as tribute to his late aunt
- The farmer missed out on the funeral in Brisbane due to Covid border closures
- Jackson who lives in Guyra, NSW, created the video using a drone, grain & sheep
A grieving farmer has used sheep to create a moving masterpiece in a uniquely Australian gesture, paying tribute to his late aunt after Covid restrictions forced him to miss her funeral.
When Ben Jackson from Guyra, on the New South Wales Northern Tablelands, was unable to attend his aunt’s funeral in Brisbane due to Covid border closures, the farmer honoured her in his own way.
Using some grain, a drone and a flock of sheep the resourceful farmer managed to orchestrate an incredibly creative heart formation, as he hoped she would ‘peep down from heaven’ to see it.
NSW farmer Ben Jackson created his own heartfelt tribute (pictured) for his late aunt after he was forced to miss her funeral in Brisbane due to Covid-19 border closures
Mr Jackson had used the grain to create a heart shape pattern on grassy farmland where he then released dozens of hungry sheep and let the drone capture the rest.
The moving gesture was posted to Jackson’s Facebook on Tuesday night, accompanied by a heartfelt message captioned alongside the video.
‘I made this for my Aunty Deb. We said goodbye yesterday. I hope you had a peep down from up there and saw this sheep art for you,’ he wrote.
The Guyra farmer created the video using grain, a drone and a flock of very hungry sheep (pictured)
‘Bridge over Troubled water by Simon and Garfunkel was one of her favourite tunes.’
The touching tribute video from Mr Jackson was played at the end of Deb Cowdery’s funeral service.
Mr Jackson said the true reality of Covid-19 restrictions didn’t hit home until he found himself separated from his family during the time of his aunt’s death.
‘You hear about people doing it tough and not being able to say cheerio to their loved ones and not being able to be there or have that type of connection that we’re used to,’ Mr Jackson told The Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I was completely and utterly unprepared for how it’s affected me, the family and others, of course there are so many people who are doing it tough in Australia and the world.’